Premature Babies

Preemie Born Weighing Under 1 Pound Goes Home

After arriving 14 weeks early and weighing 440 grams, Hailey Lynn Plaur has overcome many obstacles to be home with her mom and dad.


During her 26th week of pregnancy, Cassandra Plaur was admitted to Coral Springs Medical Center where tests revealed that the placenta was not getting enough blood. She was then transferred to the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital where they delivered her baby via C-section.

Being born so early wasn’t Haley Lynn’s biggest problem. It was her weight or lack thereof, that was evident in snapshots taken at birth. The pictures showed the most signs of danger for Haley Lynn, who weighed less than a pound.

“She was a baby that for a lot of reasons wasn’t growing very well inside the mother,” said Eduardo Otero, M.D., medical director for the Hospital.

Doctors say she weighed half as much as other babies born at 26 weeks.

Hailey Lynn spent three months under the constant care of nurses, doctors, and of course her parents, while inside incubators in the neonatal unit of the Children’s Hospital. Amazingly, at almost 4lbs and she is now home with her parents breathing on her own.

She is definitely a trooper that beat the odds!
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  • Thank you 🙂 Yes she is doing wonderful. She is almost 7 pounds now. She smiles and responds to alot of stuff. Of course there will always be worries regarding her but she seems to be progressing well. We are just glad shes home.
    We’ve only been home 1 1/2 months but the hospital seemed so long ago. I’m sorry to hear about your daughter. We lost a baby before Hailey.
    So keep trying Children are a miracle.

  • she is tiny. i had identical twin daughters at 24 weeks one weighing 1lb 1oz and the other was 15oz. in two weeks they will be 2 and doing good. one has a lil more problems but kids are miracles

  • She is precious! I just had my baby girl on June 26 @ 26 weeks weighing only 1lb. 4oz. She is in the Nicu as we anxiously await her homecoming!

  • What a miracle. My daughter was born 28 weeks and 5days and she weighed 554 grams . she is now 3 pounds and 10 ounces and she is doing well. God bless your little one, she will bring so much joy!!!!

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