A baby born three months prematurely defied the odds by surviving  in a plastic sandwich bag.

Weighing less than 1lb, when she was delivered by caesarean section. Her mum, Sharon Grant was told by doctors her daughter might not live longer than an hour.

Sharon explained that her placenta wasn’t feeding her baby properly “and the umbilical cord wasn’t working well.” If Pixie had stayed inside her mother, she would not have survived, Grant’s doctors said.

“The birth was really stressful, I didn’t know if she was going to survive,” Grant added. “They let me put some music on in the operating theater…they got my blood pressure down and that’s when they put her in a plastic bag.”

She said: “They put her in a sandwich bag straight away to keep her warm and to keep her in a greenhouse-like environment. She was living hour by hour for weeks after that in intensive care.”

“Now she’s seven and a half pounds and doing so well.”

What an amazing story!

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  • I have no doubts that a lot of babies would have survived in the past had this technique have been known about. I know a lady whose baby was very cold when she was born. She was quickly put in a warm bath while she was being checked, then place in a humid crib for a couple of days to get her temperature up as high as it was at birth and enusre it stayed up.


  • AMAZING!! What a precious little bundle x


  • Wonder what made them think of such a thing, it is amazing what is used to save babies these days.


  • Amazing story. I love those sandwich zip lock bags. Who would have thought!!


  • wow what a little trooper that child is! amazing that such a typical household item helped that child!


  • That is amazing to read a story such as that!. I looked after babies weighing less than 700g when they were born and I never came across a sandwich bag being used. Brilliant.


  • OMG! That is truly amazing.


  • Wow I am lost for words ..
    amazing.. wishing all the very best to this beautiful family.


  • that is an amazing story.


  • what an amazing story – thank you for sharing with us. Who would have thought that a humble plastic sandwich bag could be so life saving! – I wish your daughter all the best for her future


  • Awesome you have a tough little girl there


  • That is absolutely amazing. I’m glad the baby is doing well


  • Thank heavens we live when we do – just a few years ago this baby wouldn’t have survived.
    Thanks for posting your amazing story – and more amazing stories will happen every day due to this new questioning environment we live in.


  • What an amazing story! I always thought my Glad sandwich bags were handy but I never thought they would save a babies life!


  • What an amazing story brought tears to my eyes.


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