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My baby is only 23 weeks. Will he survive if born?

7 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: High risk

Survival rate is poor at 23 weeks.

In brief: High risk

Survival rate is poor at 23 weeks.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

But may have serious health issues throughout his life.

In brief: Perhaps

But may have serious health issues throughout his life.
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Unlikely

Salvage rate at 23 wks is less than 5% with many of those suffering from cerebral palsy, related strokes, blindness, etc.
Work hard to stay pregnant and target no less than 30+ weeks if they put you on bed rest.The uterus is the best environment for a fetus.There have been tremendous gains in the treatment of premi infants but there is a limit.

In brief: Unlikely

Salvage rate at 23 wks is less than 5% with many of those suffering from cerebral palsy, related strokes, blindness, etc.
Work hard to stay pregnant and target no less than 30+ weeks if they put you on bed rest.The uterus is the best environment for a fetus.There have been tremendous gains in the treatment of premi infants but there is a limit.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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