Re: Abortion information you can use...
- From: Alan Ferris <hairy.ferrit@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 08:07:02 +0100
On Fri, 23 May 2008 00:12:51 -0400, "J" <Jvisions@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
c.. How early can a baby survive outside the mother's womb?
d.. Currently, twenty weeks is considered the accepted minimum. However,
this time will be reduced as medical technology continues to improve.
Survival rates for babies born before 24 weeks are extremely low and
getting no better in spite of medical advances, according to an
authoritative study which will be published today.........
The authors, Professor David Field from the neonatal unit at Leicester
Royal Infirmary and colleagues, say that medicine may have reached its
limits in keeping the earliest premature babies alive.
They looked at all premature births in two time periods, 1994 to 1999
and 2000 to 2005. They found that while survival rates for babies at
24 and 25 weeks had risen, there was no improvement in those born at
23 and 22 weeks.
In both periods, only 18% of babies born at 23 weeks survived. None of
the 150 babies born at 22 weeks lived.
Alan "Ferrit" Ferris
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