Originally Posted by OnTheFence
The doctor said the reason why they worked to keep this baby alive at her gestational age and weight was because at birth she showed signs of survival, trying to breathe on her own and crying, so they believed she had the ability to beat the odds.
When I heard that, I understood. Also, by odds this baby has a greater chance of survival. Girl babies have a greater chance than boys and also she is of color which also helps her odds even more. I remember when Maggie was being born, they kept saying shes a girl so her odds go up a lot.
The world's two smallest babies to survive in my nicu were also both girls. The smallest a few years back is a fraternal twin and she is actually doing better than her sister is at this point. My home health nurse also cares for the girls, they live near me.