04/03/2012 01:18 pm ET

Stanley Nash, Baby Born Weighing One Pound, Survives After Premature Birth

Ruth Nash did everything in her power to fight for the life of her children.

After her water broke just 22 weeks into her pregnancy, Nash laid with her feet elevated, hoping gravity would help her from going into labor, according to the Daily Express. Two weeks later, the mother gave birth to one of her twins, who unfortunately died 19 hours later.

Determined to fight for the life of her remaining child, Nash remained in bed and gave birth to her son a week later, according to the paper. Stanley, who weighed only about one pound at birth, received several emergency surgeries, gradually grew stronger and eventually beat the odds.

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Stanley is among a group of babies that have made headlines in recent months for their extraordinary tales of survival.

Earlier this year, Melinda Star Guido was discharged from the hospital where she spent nearly five months gaining strength after her premature birth. The baby girl was born weighing a mere 9 1/2 ounces, which makes her one of the world's smallest surviving babies, according to the Associated Press.

Like Stanley, Melinda was born at 24 weeks and required constant care.

About 7,500 babies weighing less than one pound are born in the U.S. each year, and only about 10 percent of those survive.

In September, however, Baby Olivia Norton had to overcome a different battle.

The child was born with hemoglobin levels so low that what filled her veins and arteries could barely be classed as blood. After undergoing blood transfusions, Olivia gained strength, and she's now an active nearly 7-month-old baby.

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