Thursday, 24 October 2019

Babies born at 22 weeks 'can now survive'

Babies born at 22 weeks 'can now survive' Improving survival rates for extremely premature babies mean it is now possible to save the lives of babies born at 22 weeks, guidance says.

Previously it was recommended that only babies born at 23 weeks or later were given treatment to save their lives.

But there is now evidence those born earlier can survive - although only in small numbers - the British Association of Perinatal Medicine said. BBC News

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