The smallest known surviving baby to be born in Hamilton, Ont. went home this week from McMaster Children’s Hospital.  The Niagara Falls family welcomed home the second of their new set of twin girls.

Baby Rachel Blythin was born June 3 at 330 grams,  less than a block of butter.  She was so small at birth that she wore doll clothes and her father’s wedding band was able to fit loosely around her leg.  Baby Blythin was cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit of McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Rachel was attached in utero to her identical twin Evelyn through twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, pumping blood and nutrients to Evelyn, leaving Rachel little room to grow. Fearing for Rachel’s life, doctors delivered the twins at 28 weeks.

A Hospital press release says that both babies are doing well.


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