Most premature baby
Who
Richard Scott William Hutchinson
What
131 day(s)
Where
United States (Minneapolis)
When

Richard Scott William Hutchinson was born to Elizabeth and Richard Hutchinson (all USA) on 5 June 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, at a gestational age of 21 weeks 2 days, or 149 days, making him 131 days premature. The original due date had been 13 October 2020.


The standard gestational period for a full-term baby is 40 weeks.

When born, Richard weighed just 340 g (11.9 oz) and measured 26 cm (10.2 in) long. Owing to his extremely young age, doctors initially gave him a 0% chance of survival.

Richard was discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and permitted to return home in December 2020. He celebrated his first birthday on 5 June 2021.