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Do I have the right to decide how my baby is treated if born at 23 weeks?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes?

Is there some reason why you, of all people, wouldn't have some input?

In brief: Yes?

Is there some reason why you, of all people, wouldn't have some input?
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Input yes

Survival at 23 weeks is rare& the options for care are limited.
Much is determined by the location of delivery, available resources and personnel. Breathing tubes are often too large to fit a newborn this size, so care is difficult even if the kid is a fighter. In a high level center most would support as long as possible, but not start painful procedures.

In brief: Input yes

Survival at 23 weeks is rare& the options for care are limited.
Much is determined by the location of delivery, available resources and personnel. Breathing tubes are often too large to fit a newborn this size, so care is difficult even if the kid is a fighter. In a high level center most would support as long as possible, but not start painful procedures.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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