Small but survivable - Iowa mother gives birth to viable 13-ounce baby

Small but survivable – Iowa mother gives birth to viable 13-ounce baby

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[FaithWire] Ellonn Smartt was only 23 weeks into her pregnancy when her water broke, and just shortly after, she gave birth to a 13-ounce baby boy.

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“His arms and toes were moving and he was trying to breathe on his own,” the Des Moines, Iowa, mother told Today Parents. “He’s our little miracle.”

Though she wasn’t due until November, the 25-year-old Smartt gave birth to Jaden Wesley Morrow on July 11. Her 27-year-old boyfriend, Jordan Morrow, was with her the entire time.

Smartt said when she first found out she was pregnant, she did her best to stay calm. “I knew if I panicked, the baby would pick up on that and get stressed,” she explained.

“I couldn’t let that happen,” the young mom added.

She did, though, break down crying when doctors at Iowa Methodist Medical Center told her just how serious her situation was.

This article continues at [FaithWire] Iowa Mother Gives Birth to 13-Ounce Baby Boy: ‘He’s Our Little Miracle’

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