- Aaliyah Hart was born premature
- She Britain's smallest baby, weighing just 340g and measuring 18cm
- Although doctors gave her a one percent chance of survival, she is now a healthy teenager
A miracle baby who weighed just 340g and measured 18cm at birth has defied the odds and is now a healthy teenager.
Aaliyah Hart was born premature in 2003 and was so small that she was dubbed the smallest baby in Britain.
At the time of her birth, her lungs were undeveloped and doctors therefore gave her just a one percent chance or survival.
She however miraculously survived. In an interview, she said she naturally cannot remember what the fuss was all about and it didn't affect her.
She added: "It was a shock when I saw the clothes I used to wear as a baby. They look like they would be small enough to fit a doll."
However, her mother Lorraine recalls how difficult the pregnancy was. Doctors even advised her to abort but she declined because she had taken a long time to conceive.
In the end, she has glad she chose to keep her baby. Aaliyah is now an aspiring actress and is about to start secondary school.
Lorraine said: "We never thought she would get to this point. She is a miracle baby."
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