Aw sending wishes to you all. The only thing i can tell is my mother had my older sister at 25 weeks. She was kept in for 5/6 months then was allowed home. 23 years later my sister is healthy no problems just lacking a lil in the height department! Wishing your cousin luck and hope everything turns out okay xx
According to studies between 2003 and 2005, 20 to 35 percent of babies born at 23 weeks of gestation survive, while 50 to 70 percent of babies born at 24 to 25 weeks, and more than 90 percent born at 26 to 27 weeks, survive
If the baby survived it would be the youngest baby to ever live, I am afraid. I believe I read the youngest baby born currently was 23+6.
That's not true at all. The media like to pick on some stories and not others. I do have friends with babies at 22-23 weeks. It's a very small minority however. I know our unit has had a good amount of 23 weekers . I hope LO does well. We've had very early babies on the forum too and I'm sure those members can help.
I've moved your thread to the premature babies section as a lot of us are part of many online communities and can help more
My best friend's baby was born around 23 weeks and was under a lb. There were some scary moments where he had various infections and sometimes we were told he'd have a certain problem when he was older etc. However, despite the odds he made it and so far he's fine. Dr said they think he will be ok. He's around three years old now. They will keep the baby in NICU until he or she should have been born.
I will try and find out exactly how many weeks he was and let you know.
We all thought there was no way he'd make it. Was so small he still looked like a fetus, a cute one at that. It can work out and I would offer her lots of support and love. She may just want to talk to someone. I'm sure the dr. Will tell her the odds too.
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