On June 5, 2020, when Beth Hutchinson had health problems and her baby was 21 weeks and two days pregnant, weighing just 340 grams, doctors warned her and her husband Rick not to expect her. .
Richard weighed just 340 grams at birth – Photo: Rick and Beth Hutchinson via Guinness World Records / Disclosure
She was 131 days premature, and so far, no mother has survived after spending time in their mother’s womb.
But on June 5 this year, Richard Scott William Hutchinson celebrated his first birthday, certified by the Guinness Book of Records.
Richard and his parents Rick and Beth Hutchinson with Guinness Book of World Records certificate – Photo: Rick and Beth Hutchinson via Guinness World Records / Disclosure
She broke the 30-year-old record on May 20, 1987, surpassing Canadian James Elgin Kill by 21 weeks and 5 days gestation or 128 days premature birth.
Richard breaks 30-year-old record of survival – Photo: Rick and Beth Hutchinson via Guinness World Records / Revelation
A standard pregnancy lasts 40 weeks – Richard’s birth is in October only.
Photo: Rick and Beth Hutchinson Richard released from hospital after completing a semester via Guinness World Records / Disclosure
Richard spent a semester at the hospital, where he received daily visits from his parents, and was released only in early December, during which time he spent his first Christmas at home.
He still needs the help of tubes to breathe and feed, but according to his parents, he has to overcome these steps and start doing these actions himself in no time.
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