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A mother has revealed how her premature baby was born with red skin so transparent her brain was visible. Mother-of-three Cheri Price, now 22, gave birth to daughter Hailie Dillon on February 23 last year after just 23 weeks and six days of pregnancy. This meant that Hailie’s skin had not had time to develop pigmentation and her skull wasn’t fully developed either. The 1lbs 2oz baby survived a collapsed lung and seven minutes without breathing after she was born at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, but 18 days later, Price was able to hold her daughter for the first time. “When Hailie was born, it sounds bad to say it, but she looked like a red alien,” said Price, who lived on the Isle of Wight.” Full story

13 March