A ‘miracle’ baby survived being born two days before the abortion limit – despite weighing only 1lb 4oz.
Anita Hyams, from Southend, Essex, gave birth to her third child, William, after just 23 weeks and five days.
Doctors devastatingly told her that he would not be resuscitated unless he had a heartbeat because he was born so prematurely.
But William defied all of the odds. Now 16 months, he is healthy and thriving, after spending four months in hospital.
Mrs Hyams, 38, and her police detention officer husband Dan, 36, are now calling for the 24 week abortion limit to be lowered.
Anita Hyams, from Southend, Essex, gave birth