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
- From the section Nottingham