Word’s Most Premature Baby Defies Odds and Celebrates First Birthday

World’s most premature baby, Richard Scott William Hutchinson, who was born at 5 months and weighed less than a pound, has defied medical predictions and celebrated his first birthday.

According to Guinness World Records, Richard Scott William Hutchinson, who was born at Children’s Minnesota hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is now the most premature baby to survive.

Weighing just 11.9 ounces, Richard was so tiny that his parents, Rick and Beth Htchinson, could hold him in a single palm of their hands. He was born 131 days prior to the expected due date, after his mother suffered medical complications that caused her to go into labor.

The lucky baby got to celebrate his first birthday surrounded by family and their three dogs.

“It doesn’t feel real,” Beth said about Richard breaking the record. “We’re still surprised about it. But we’re happy. It’s a way we can share his story to raise awareness about premature births.”

Richard and his parents have now been presented with the Guinness World Records certificate. 


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