Can a baby be born at 18 weeks?
A baby can be born at 18 weeks. However, he/she would not live. The earliest a baby could survive outside the womb is 21 weeks, and this is very, very rare.
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You should call your doctor if you haven't been able to keep anything down for 24 hours. This is nothing to worry about. A woman's body is AMAZING! It takes care of the baby before it takes care of you :) There are many women that have extreme morning sickness and their babies are just fine. Howeve…r, if you are having symptoms that are more severe than regular flu symptoms or if you "just don't feel right", then do call your doctor. (MORE)
Answer . \n21 weeks is at the very lowest limit of survival, only one or two babies in the world have lived Each additional day adds to the baby's chances. Babies born under 28 weeks and living also have a very high chance of ongoing medical problems and disability.
Answer . depending on how big they are and how there vital organs are around that time, some people will go on and deliver a healthy baby, but some of the time there are problems
With proper neonatal care, a baby born at 29 weeks has a goodchance of living a healthy life. However, each case is different asper each baby's different circumstances, and usual results may notalways be what happens in each case.
At 32weeks 85% of infants survive. They still need a lot of help and will usually stay in the NICU until the original due date. They can have learning problems and developmental delays caused by prematurity.
The normally accepted age of viability (the age a baby can survive outside the womb) is 25 weeks. There have been cases of babies surviving at 24 weeks but normally they do not. Even at week 25 babies face pretty big challenges.
Answer . i had my second son at 27 weeks pregnant. He is now 17 and perfectly healthy. You would never have guessed he was premature.
The baby should be fine. I will find you some links! . http://3dpregnancy.parentsconnect.com/calendar/33-weeks-pregnant.html . http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-437236/Born-just-22-weeks--Amilla-allowed-home.html . http://www.comeunity.com/premature/ . http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/New…born/premature_babies.html . http://www.babycenter.com/0_preterm-labor-and-birth_1055.bc (MORE)
Yes. Of course it varies, but babies born at 31 weeks have a very high chance of surviving. Babies born on week 25+ are surviving (although some sadly donÂ´t).
\nYes. Babies born after 36 weeks gestation are considered full term and are usually just fine.
The survival rate is about 90%.. however their is many factors to consider; such as birth weight, apgar score, was the mother given steroid injection while the baby was in the womb for lung matturity?. Normally the outcome is okay, with maybe only a few days in the NICU for observation, however a p…rematture baby is always at higher risk for infection. Babies born at 35 weeks sometimes have a hard time mainaining their body temperature. (MORE)
Yes it is possible. at 34 weeks the baby still has yet to develop their lungs and eyes.. Some babies may develop much faster than others therefore some others may develop completely and healthy at only 34 weeks... yet some others may develop even slow and need a little more time to grow. it's best t…o talk to your doctor and see what he or she has to say on your baby's development. every baby is different (MORE)
There are few risks since a baby born at 34 weeks is close to fullterm. Some risks are a weak respiratory system and low birthweight.
Highly unlikely.. ANSWER 2 . I don't usually cite Wikipedia but this gives quite a clear outline of birtweight at various gestational ages.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_weight
Highly likely - due to advances in medicine and post-natal care. Babies have been born much earlier and still survived. yes but they are considered premature.
Your daughter is due with a baby in Feb she will be 18 when the baby is born can this emancipate her you live in Indiana?
yes im pretty sure it can. ps- you live in indiana? o my gosh my mom came from there! hope you're not freezing (my mom said it is cold there) =]]
hey look don't worry iam 18 weeks plus 3 days and i just look like i have but on a little weight but iam still in my same clothes and especially when i sit down i just have a huge jelly like roll its only when i stand it looks a little more noticeable and i look around at the petite and skinny women… who look really pregnant and i get a little disheartened but you know what it doesnt matter cos we all are different and the world would be a boring place if we were all the same and as long as i know that my little miracle is in there that's all that matters make the most of it because when you do get the huge bump you will probably be wondering what all the fuss was about so try to relax and enjoy this bit cos like me in a another month or two we will be suffering with swollen feet and exhaustion and really wishing it was all over. i know its easy for other people to say what iam saying but believe me you will have plenty of time with the huge bump soon just hang in there hope it goes okay and i hope i helped in a small way. good luck x (MORE)
Born 18 weeks premature, on 7/13/10 at 1 Lb. 9 Ounces and 11 Inches Long http://preemie.info/cms/modules/news/ Finally, we have two cases at 18 weeks. Note: For a listing of eleven such early survivors, see the 1989 edition of Abortion Questions and Answers (Willke. Hayes Pub. Co. pp. 60, 61…). http://www.christianliferesources.com/?library/view.php&articleid=1253 A number of babies have been born alive after only 18 weeks of pregnancy, research has revealed. Dozens more have survived terminations even though they were younger than 24 weeks -- the upper age limit for abortions. The study, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , revealed that some of the babies who initially survived terminations were only in the 18th week of pregnancy and more than half were under 22 weeks. http://health.dailynewscentral.com/content/view/0001453/40/ A NUMBER of babies have been born alive after only 18 weeks of pregnancy, research has revealed. Dozens more have survived terminations even though they are younger than 24 weeks - the upper age limit for abortions. Some were able to move around, breathe normally and even cry out. Many lived for more than an hour, and one survived for four and a-half hours. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+babies+who+are+born+alive+after+18+weeks-a0134883445 (MORE)
I dont know the statistics, but i work in Labor and Delivery at a hospital. It seems everyone goes into labor on thursdays!
A baby can survive at 24 weeks. we have better technology these days where anything is possible. If you had a baby at 32 weeks she will most likely have to stay in the hospital till she is considered full term, or better yet breathe and eat on its own.
If not entirely ready, so pretty darn close. Usually doesn't need any special care after birth. It all depends on the baby. Some babies born at 35 weeks require no special care after birth, some require only a little, some a lot. Babies born at 35 weeks are more likely to require, -some help with …their breathing (as lungs not always mature) -some help with feeding (as sucking reflex not always developed at this gestation) -jaundice (common in premature and pre term babies) (MORE)
Yes, but not usually. I was born at exactly 22.5 weeks and have reached adulthood without any serious medical complications. However, I was very, very lucky. Children born this early very often have serious health complications, including blindness, deafness and mental retardation. Premature babies …often have additional health problems in their first few months, as they have not fully developed. I had apnea - basically, I would stop breathing at unpredictable times - due to underdeveloped lungs. There are others, but it would be better to try a medical organization for those details. I recommend you try www.prematurity.org for more information. (MORE)
Babies born after 22 weeks have a great chance of surviving, the earliest baby to survive in the UK was 21 weeks. So nearly all baby's that are born at 31 weeks live, although there is that small percentage that don't but this is unlikely if the pregnancy has been fine and healthy all through the re…st of the pregnancy. I had a baby girl and she was born at 31 weeks and is absolutely fine although she did only weigh 3oz 8. and had to stay in neonatal unit for 3 weeks (just to gain weight) I hope this answered you question thanks (MORE)
Don't think so. From week 24 they can be saved, but w20 is awfully early. As NICU care has improved over the last 40 years, viability has reduced to approximately 24 weeks, although rare survivors have been documented as early as 21 weeks. The first thing survival will depend on is being in the …right hospital for the birth - after that it depends entirely on the number of complications following birth and how well the baby pulls through each of them. (MORE)
it is bout 36 or so weeks. Cynthia: It takes 40 weeks but most girls have their baby two weeks early or two weeks later than their due date.
You should wait two weeks. When you clean it, take the complete nest out with the babys. While you are cleaning it, do not let the mother get by her babys. She will get 'out of her mind' and maybe kill her babies.
I have a friend who had her son at 24 weeks. He was 1.5lbs. He's home now and 7.5lbs with no problems. Every baby is different though. She was very lucky with her son.
About 2.6 million babies are born in the world each week and about 1 million people die.
I am not sure what you mean by sucking in your belly--if it means holding your stomach in--the answer is "no." Your baby is very well protected by the water surrounding the baby--the amniotic fluid. Intercourse is not going to hurt the baby either unless you have some condition your doctor has diagn…osed, and in that case he (or she) would tell you not to have intercourse. (MORE)
if the lungs are developed then it will be ok but it may need some help breathing if they are not
In the UK - which currently has the highest incidence of pre-term births in Europe - around 7% of births occur before 37 weeks, with 98% of these being after the 32nd week. But for a mother who has experienced a previous pre-term birth the likelihood of early delivery rises to 21.3% Statistics… will vary from country to country. (MORE)
Most likely nothing since at 18 weeks the baby could be moving but not enough for the mother to feel it or the baby could be asleep. If you don't feel the baby moving then do this....drink a full glass of cold water and lay quietly on your left side for 30 minutes this will usually wake up the baby …if shes sleeping and will move more. If you don't feel the baby moving after this then call your OB doctor for a check up. (MORE)
Sure it is! The water provides bouyancy which supports you and makes it a very safe exercise to do while pregnant!! Swimming in itself is a low-impact exercise, meaning it is easier on the joints as well as your whole body.
i'm 12 weeks into my second pregnancy and starting to feel flutters in my stomach. I recognize this as fetal movements. With my first pregnancy, i only realized the baby was moving at 16 weeks.
It wont be something wrong with it because it's born after 42 weeks instead of 40. Might be bigger that's all. Most women go over the expected date.
Absolutely. My daughter was born at 33.5 and had no complications. She stayed in the NICU for 16 days to learn to nurse and use a bottle (baby's aren't coordinated enough to do this until 35 weeks). She was 4 pounds 15 ounces---almost 5lb, the size of many twins! My water broke so I had 2.5 days o…n bedrest in the hospital waiting. They gave me a shot of steroids which could have helped her develop her lungs. They say girls develop faster in the womb, but my friend had a boy born at 33.5 weeks exactly the same situation, no problems, home in over two weeks. Now it is awful to leave the hospital each day without your baby, emotionally very very tough, but the baby should be fine. Do not worry. (MORE)
the answer is yes. A baby can survive if born at 24 weeks although would need special care, a baby was born at 21 weeks before now and survived :)
yes, he or she may need a little help but will be able to breath
Absolutely. After 7th month onwards the baby is just growing inside the womb and does not really lack any critical organ development.
Small size, underdeveloped organs, prone to infections. However, medical science has made huge progress over the years, and most babies born after 30wks will survive to become healthy children.
Yes. At 36 weeks a baby is fully developed. He/she may be a little lighter than the majority of babies who are born. However, there should not be any problems. It should not mean that you and your baby have to stay in the hospital any longer.
I'm guessing that you mean at 44weeks gestation - i.e. a month 'overdue'. While it's not common for caregivers to be comfortable witha woman continuing beyond 41-42 weeks gestation, due to fears of the placenta becoming less efficient and potentially compromising baby's well-being, it is a woman's c…hoice whether to be medically induced or not. There are certainly historical cases of woman carrying babies well beyond their due dates. Another thing to consider is whether the woman's normal menstrual cycle is particularly long (the average is 28 days) - if so this will have affected the conception date, and therefore while her official due date calculated by her last period may in fact be a couple of weeks out... so that 44 week baby may in fact be right on time! This is particularly relevant if the woman chose not to have an ultrasoun scan during the pregnancy, which provides information on dating the pregnancy. Good luck! (MORE)
yes, if you are being first time mom.. 10% first time moms are taking more days....
The baby should remain with the mom until she is comfortable letting him or her go. This is the mother's only chance to hold, snuggle and look at her child. She may want to bathe the baby and dress him or wrap him in blankets. She may want photos taken or she may want her baby baptized. This should …not be rushed and a grief counselor maybe needed to help the parents through this tragic event. (MORE)
no it is not good to do that because if you are planning on giving the baby it the breast milk might spoil because of the natural bacteria in it
Yes it is very dangerous because a baby can be born with special needs. Or wouldn't be fully developed.
One of the most common causes of premature birth is that the mother has pre-eclampsia, the only way to cure it is by delivering the baby. The mother or baby may have an infection which triggers premature labor. The cervix can open slightly and allow the waters to break, so an open pathway for infe…ction means the baby has to be delivered. The baby may have a condition which can only be treated once it is born, or the treatment may trigger premature labor. In a multiple pregnancy babies often just run out of room and have to be delivered, also a multiple pregnancy may trigger pre-eclampsia. Often no one knows is the answer. (MORE)
Everyone feels movement at different times, especially with a first pregnancy. Many woman do not feel strong movements until 20 weeks or later. If you are concerned you should contact your dr.
In 2011, babies were born on all days of the week and every day of the year.
It all depends on your body.But that really shouldn't happen,if itdoes then the baby will be premature.