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Topic Reading-Vol.2524-3/10/2019

英語専門 MEL School三鷹 

2019/03/10 Topic Reading-Vol.2524-3/10/2019

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

‘Tiniest baby boy’ ever sent home leaves Tokyo hospital

While most babies are born at between 37 and 41 weeks of pregnancy, premature babies arrive a few weeks earlier. In extreme cases, premature babies are born only 23 to 28 weeks after pregnancy. Surprisingly, even if a baby is born weighing under a kilogram, the chance for his or her survival is nearly 90%, provided that they are born in a good hospital and taken care by good medical staff. However, the survival rate goes down to half if a baby is born under 300 grams. That’s because babies are most vulnerable when their lungs are developing.

Last August, a baby boy was born by an emergency C-section only at 24 weeks of pregnancy in Japan. When he was born, he weighed only 268 grams. Having been nurtured in intensive care for six months, he was released from the hospital in good health weighing 3.2 kilograms. He is the smallest boy who has survived in the world.

Look at the photos and imagine if you were the parent of the baby boy who arrived too early and too small.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47382058

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