Short mom gives birth to baby girl
Newborn Krysten Elise Ray may not have to work very hard to grow taller than her mother, Christianne Ray, who stands 2-feet-nine-inches (0.84 meters) tall, and became perhaps the smallest mom in Washington when she gave birth this week.
Krysten Elise was 14-inches long and weighed 4 pounds and 8 ounces when she was born Tuesday via Caesarian section at the University of Washington Medical School, hospital spokeswoman Clare Hagerty said Friday.
Health problems put the baby in the neo-natal intensive care unit, where she will stay for weeks before she can go home, the hospital confirmed. The 19 year old mother, who was 35 weeks pregnant when the baby was born, was being discharged Friday, Hagerty said.
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