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Answered 2011-04-21 21:17:36

A 21 week old baby is a fully developed child that lacks the lung maturity to live outside the womb. From this point the child only needs to gain weight and lung maturity to be born if you go to a site at you can see a 21 week old fetus having surgery in the womb to correct spinol bifida and the little boy has grabbed hold of the surgeons finger. It is adorable.

Update: First verified recorded 21-week old baby survives outside the womb:

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