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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 07:36 AM   1
zizii
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Baby born at 22-23 weeks


Hi guys

Just wanted a bit of advice my cousin had her son this morning by natural delivery at 22-23 weeks.

I just wanted to know if anyone has had any experience of having their baby this early and what to expect ? Will the baby be ok ?

I just don't want to when I go see her ask stupid questions I just want to know if baby will ok.



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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 07:49 AM   2
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Gosh sorry to hear her baby was born so early. I would imagine its too early to say if the baby will be ok
sending lots of good wishes to you all



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 08:02 AM   3
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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



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 08:04 AM   4
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if you check the wikipedia entry for "fetal viability" you will see the percentages of chances of a baby being born early has of survival

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_viability

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

to you and your cousin



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 08:06 AM   5
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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 does not mean your cousins baby won't live though. Pp was right, its too soon to tell.

Good luck dear.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 08:10 AM   6
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I believe my cousins baby was born at 23+ weeks. He was in hospital for a long time but he is still here now nearly two. Wishing your cousin lots of love x



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 08:27 AM   7
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No advice just hugs! Keep us posted!



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 08:31 AM   8
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ZiZii, there is a forum for preemie babies here.
http://babyandbump.momtastic.com/premature-nicu-babies/

You might also want to offer it to your cousin as she may want emotional support right now from women who understand & have been there.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 08:35 AM   9
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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



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 08:42 AM   10
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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.

Lots of love to u both



 
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