Can a baby live outside the womb after the 20 week of pregnancy?
The age of viability is 24-26 weeks gestation, although a baby born that early will have some complications. A baby born at 20weeks gestation cannot survive outside of the womb; therefore, the further along the pregnancy, the greater the chances of survival for the fetus. Babies born very premature have immature lungs, brain functioning capabilities, skin is very fragile; therefore these babies are unable to regulate their body temperature. In other words the baby is most likely not going to survive.
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It could coplicate your pregnancy as well as cause general discomfort. A trip to you nurse practioner, doctor or local health dept can easily solve this problem for you.
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At 31 weeks, a baby would normally survive, however would probably need to be in an incubator for a while and have some help breathing
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actually they have a lot of fun in there. they sleep and when they arent they kick and stretch its a miracle it really is and they also grow and go through different stages
No, excessive drinking will cause damage to the fetus but odds are good that it would live.
At 5 weeks of pregnancy , the fetus is still in the process of organeosis. It will take 3 months for to complete this.
Surprising to me was the difficulties I encountered in coming up with a good answer to this question. The reasons why it has become almost undocumented, and nearly impossible to answer properly, fall into two categories: clinical and real-world.. The clinical aspects are the most scant (I'll explai…n why later), and one of the papers I reviewed for this answer was dated 1898. Modern papers are harder to come by and, when you do find them, they carefully, delicately focus on one or another aspect of fetal mortality -- as opposed to addressing the matter generally. That said, here is the little I can tell you. . The exact amount of time is indeterminate. The mother's body in almost all cases will detect that the fetus is dead, and will typically commence and complete a delivery. One case, which I suspect to be typical, documented that the mother's body retained the post-mortem fetus for 6 weeks. Other articles cite times as short as a few days, or a week. . The major factors at play seem to relate to the cause of death of the fetus as well as the mother's general health. In a healthy mother, a fetus that fails a major developmental step (usually way before 21 weeks) will miscarry on its own often before death is detected, and the mother's physiological health will not necessarily be compromised. A sad process, but a healthy one -- the body, in early term, stops what isn't going to work. . If the mother, however, is extremely ill, and/or the illness relates to the fetus, reports vary. If the mother is weakened, non-induced delivery may or may not occur, as one hopes. This case also speaks to causes for an abortion (and yes, even though the fetus is dead, the procedure is still called an abortion). . Typically, most elective abortions occur very early in the first trimester, and involve procedures that put the mother at very little risk. Late-term abortions are another matter, and many doctors are hesitant to perform a late-term elective abortion -- or flat-out won't do it. . Therapeutic abortions, however, are another matter. Therapeutic abortions are those abortions that are dictated out of medical necessity, where the determination is made that the mother's life is endangered if the pregnancy continues. There are lots and lots of reasons for a therapeutic abortion in later pregnancy: One of these is a post-mortem fetus. . Very few clinical trials regarding this procedure are on record. Part of the reason for this is that medical technology is moving right along, and methods change, the old giving way to the new. That 1898 paper was historically interesting, but clinically useless. . The other factors -- the political and real-world ones -- are the other reason. Over the past decade, pressure against Pro-Choice groups has been increasing, culminating in the "2003 Partial Birth Abortion Ban," sponsored by President G.W. Bush. Oddly, the bill, which is now in law, neither differentiates between a therapeutic abortion and an elective abortion, nor does it draw any line between an abortion performed on a live -- versus a dead -- fetus. . The result is that Dilation and Extraction (D&X), often the procedure of choice for delivering a post-mortem fetus, is now illegal. In addition, many hospital boards have become extremely reluctant to approve Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) -- a method similar to D&X. . In addition to this, many Catholic schools and hospitals have followed suit and have placed an ecclesiastical ban on performing D&E as well as D&X abortions. . The result is that most doctors who can perform a D&X are over 50 years old. The majority of younger doctors don't have much experience in this, and are understandably reluctant to take on the legal risks of performing a procedure in which they have insufficient experience. . So now we're seeing a lot of natural deliveries of post-mortem fetuses, partially because -- in earlier days -- they would have been therapeutically aborted. As such, we don't know how long a dead fetus can, in fact, remain in the mother's body; in the past, we wouldn't have let it go so long. . Generally speaking, with a healthy mother and a post-mortem fetus, it's clinically wise to abort the fetus. Complications with the mother's health can, of course, change this decision (anemia is one reason). And various blood dyscrasias tend to become more and more likely as time passes, notably Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC -- the med-student's mnemonic for "Death Is Coming") and thrombocytopenia. The risk of bacterial infection also increases. . One might be inclined to think that therapeutic abortion is also risky -- and it is -- but not as much. "A review of 300 second-trimester abortions published in 2002 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that 29 percent of women who went through labor and delivery had complications, compared with just 4 percent of those who had D&Es." Ms. Magazine -- Martha Mendoza -- Essay, Summer of 2004.. Ms. Mendoza also cites that "abortion is not readily available in 86% of the counties in the US." Ibid . One aspect of this issue that is frequently neglected is the mother's psychological well-being. A miscarriage or stillbirth is a deeply traumatic event. Worse, however, are the twin dangers of either carrying a dead fetus to term, on the one hand, or fighting one's way through a medico-legal bureaucracy, trying to get this done. . Either way, the mother's mental well-being is surely going to be challenged. . So, in summary, 6 or more weeks is possible; and 3 days is also a possibility. The longer this continues, the greater the likelihood of clinical dangers to the mother. However, considering the physiological and psychological dangers the mother is facing, these scanty estimates can change, quite literally, in a heartbeat. ( Full Answer )
Water broken and is infected with group b strep should the baby stay inside the womb at 21-week-old of pregnancy?
21 weeks gestation is too premature to be considered viable. 24 weeks is the earliest a fetus is considered viable. Your Ob/Gyn will most likely keep you on bedrest and monitor you closely until at least 24 weeks. You will probably also be given antibiotics and possibly steroids to help your baby's …lungs mature. Your baby is at risk of bad things happening to it. ( Full Answer )
The weight is about 1 gram and it's 14-20 mm long so about the size of a bean. See link below.
A typical pregnancy is 40 weeks, so a baby can expect to be in the womb for 40 weeks. However, some babies are born sooner and some are born later, so it depends on the mom and baby just how much the baby 'can take.'. If you are pregnant and have concerns it would be a good idea to check with your …doctor though! ( Full Answer )
Sure they can live outside, but you have to understand that there are other animals and elements that can harm or kill them - even more so when they are little baby bunnies. Remember, rabbits are prey.. My bunny was a rescue and lived in between my yard and my neighbors yard because neither of us c…ould keep him inside, but she found him dead in her pool yesterday. She thinks that he was trying to run from a cat. I am heartbroken. I will have more bunnies someday, but not until I can keep them safely inside. ( Full Answer )
The average pregnancy length is 40 weeks timed from two weeksbefore the egg is fertilized.
At 13 weeks your baby is 3 inches and weighs about 20 grams. This is the week that your baby will now start to make a fist and suck his/her thumb. Your baby's vocal chords are now fully developed and his tooth sockets are developed! Check out http://3dpregnancy.parentsconnect.com/calendar/13-weeks-p…regnant.html for more information and a 3d picture! ( Full Answer )
The ears develop around week 13 but the fetus reacting to hearing is much later, around week 19-24 depending on how loud.
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3 weeks - At three weeks pregnant, you most likely don't even know that you are pregnant. All that is present is about 500 microscopic cells. The cells haven't formed an embryo or fetus yet. This is when the zygote (the microscopic cells that aren't yet formed into an embryo/fetus) implants itself i…nto your uterine lining. 4 Weeks -Well at four weeks pregnant, the embryo has just now implanted itself. The fetus has not yet developed any limbs or any obvious features yet. It is about 1/25" and weighs less than one gram. This is probably the week you will find out you are pregnant. This week the placenta is being created, as well as the umbilical cord and the baby is now working on developing actual features. The embryo is now made of three layers that will develop into functioning organs. 5 weeks - There have been some HUGE changes from week 3 to week 5! Congratulations, your fetus is starting to actually look like a fetus! It now is beginning to develop little stubby limbs and a little head. It is about 2 millimeters and still weighs less than one gram (about the size of a poppy seed). This is the week your baby will develop its heart beat which will in turn means your baby also has blood circulation and it's first functioning organ! The placenta and umbilical cord are still developing at this point. Also at this week the beginning of the brain, cardiovascular system, nervous system and reproductive system are in the making! ( Full Answer )
Your baby is approximately 6 inches long and weighs 8 1/2 ounces! Check out this website for a picture and a week-by-week update of what your baby looks like! http://3dpregnancy.parentsconnect.com/calendar/19-weeks-pregnant.html
I bet you everything is fine because the baby is always moving and turning. Especially in the last month of pregnancy. And even if the baby is still facing that way during labor the doctor can most likely just turn the baby's head around. So there is nothing to worry about unless the doctor says oth…erwise. Like if it is a high risk pregnancy or you have a premature baby. I just had a baby and went through all of these questions myself. My baby was transverse for the longest time but she came out perfect. Good Luck and Congrats. :] ( Full Answer )
Babies born at 22 weeks have 9,1% chance to live long enough to be discharged from hospital so there's a tiny chance but not much.
Ahh now here is an interesting question! Some Christians believe that once the egg is fertilized it's a human being and abortion is killing a living human. It's all about personal belief. Some people believe that after a certain time in the womb it's a human being or once they are actually fully bor…n that they are a human. Just remember this is your personal belief. ( Full Answer )
At the beginning of the third trimester (28 weeks) the baby will probably be lying head up in the womb. Around the 35th week of the pregnancy and onwards, the baby normally turns around so that he is facing head downwards, ready to be born. However, not all babies do this, this is just the 'norm.'. … Some babies remain head up in the womb, this is called a breech position and can cause complications at the birth. This is one of the most common reasons for an elective caesearian. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
Midwives normally say you can start to feel fluttering sensations at around 16 weeks of pregnancy. However this can happen much sooner in some women and sometimes longer in others.
Like a little baby, but a little on the skinny side. Its still packing on the baby fat.
A baby can never see outside of the womb. The baby can see brightness and hear noises. The baby will see the outside when he is born.
A baby is counted as 'viable' (able to survive) from 24 weeks of pregnancy but I would not call that safe. 33% of babies born at 24 weeks, 19.9% at 23 weeks, and 9.1% at 22 weeks live long enough to be discharged from hospital. Not surviving but being discharged. So only a third survives from 24 wee…ks and usually with damages. It's in those last weeks the lungs are developing so I would say week 38 when you have gone the whole pregnancy is the safest. A few weeks before that can also be safe, it depends on the fetus condition and development. ( Full Answer )
I don't think it is legal in Australia, but i have to wonder why you would want to do such a thing so late in the pregnancy?
maybe. it might survive but it will be very tiny. it's lungs are not fully developed at that point. it will be on a breathing machine but in some areas like Africa it will die
After 3 weeks the foetus is only between 2mm and 3mm. There are no external signs of the pregnancy for quite some time.
When a baby is 9 weeks in the womb, the baby is about the size of a grape or almost and inch long.
it takes 40 weeks for a baby to grow in a womb but if u deliver ur baby before 32 weeks then more likely u r going to have a premature baby i was pregnant and i carried my baby for 38 weeks i had a little boy he was 5lbs and 12 oz
it just means that you're "carrying low". Or the bump where the baby is is going to be lower on your body, so the lower part of your tummy will stick out.
Yes but not for ever, there is a much higher risk of infection, after so many hours the mother is usually induced if labour hasn't begun.
Then you have the option of abortion and you have to see a doctor for that.
Generally a transvaginal ultrasound can spot a baby in the womb at around 4 weeks (give or take 5 days)
No at 14 weeks it has been a fetus for just a few weeks. Around week 24 it has a chance to be saved but without guarantees.
Yes, the worlds longest recorded pregnancy was a whopping 375 days (53.5 weeks). Click on "Prodigiuos pregnancy" under "Related links" below.
Yes there's a chance of survival from the 6th month but the baby might need some time in a incubator.
The baby easily "survives" inside of the mother's body. Seeing as this is the way nature intended children to be born, there are several ways the mother nurtures her unborn child, these are just a few: . The umbilical cord attaching the mother and baby transports the proper nutrients to the …baby from the mother, then the waste the baby produces is sent back and the mother's body removes it. . The baby has no need to breathe just yet, but it does need oxygenated blood. Since breathing is necessary for the blood to be enriched with oxygen but the baby really has no way of finding any air just yet, the mother's body almost doubles it's blood supply, then sends oxygenated blood to the baby . . Towards the end of pregnancy, the placenta passes antibodies through the umbilical cord from you to your baby, allowing its immune system to prepare itself and giving it immunity from infections for about three months after birth. ( Full Answer )
At 10 weeks, the baby doesn't look like much, but you can usually see a little ball with a little body and nubs for arms and legs. If you look up 10 week ultrasounds in Google, then you should see a little better example.
No they can not. At 22 weeks 9,1% live long enough to be discharged from hospital and often those babies, if they survive, have health problems all their life. Every day and week counts that early and even just 2 weeks earlier makes the difference between life and death.
Is there any relationship with the gender of the baby when the pregnancy happen on mother's right womb like right for male or left womb for female?
The overwhelming majority of women only have one womb , so the concept of left vs right doesn't make any sense, and can't influence the gender of the child.
It depends on may things, if you have a high leak the membranes may seal and the pregnancy can continue. If your membranes are ruptured after 12 hours there is a fear of infection setting in, dangerous to both the baby and mother - you must be closely monitored for fever, pain and fetal distress. An…other thing doctors look at is the cause of premature rupture as an infection is sometimes the cause, in that case antibiotics will be given and you may need to be induced or delivered by Cesarian Section to prevent further complications. ( Full Answer )
Dr. can detect by checking the heart beat of the baby, and also when the baby is not kicking the mother will also know
Pregnancies occurring anywhere but the womb are referred to as ectopic pregnancies. 98% of such pregnancies occur in one of the Fallopian tubes. A mere 2% of pregancies occur in the ovary, cervix, or are intraabdominal. Ectopic pregnancies are very dangerous for the mother and baby, compromising bot…h of their lives. ( Full Answer )
No. In your first week of pregnancy, the embryo in your womb is not even as large as a poppy seed (you don't hit poppy seed size until roughly 3-4 weeks). It's impossible to feel something so small move. Second time moms can generally feel their babies around 14 weeks pregnant. First time moms, much… later. Between 16 and 22 weeks. ( Full Answer )
If the baby is healthy, it should Be growing right up until you give birth.
It is probably 180 beats/minute. At term the heart rate of the fetus is about 140 beats/minute.
You.can..... But of is your first pregnancy you may not recognize it as the baby moving....movement is most noticeable after 3 months