Babies 'as little as one pound' surviving
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Premature babies as light as 1lb surviving

Premature babies who are born weighing as little as 1lb (0.45kg) can now survive, medics have said.

Ten years ago, a baby born at 26 weeks had a 50% chance of surviving. That has now risen to about 80%.

New treatments - including trials in Nottingham and Leicester - are helping to limit disabilities and boost life expectancy.

Inside Out is on BBC One in the East Midlands on Monday 6 March at 19:30 GMT.

  • 05 Mar 2017