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    My ticker says that at 23 weeks my baby is viable outside the womb. I thought they didn't consider viability until 24 weeks? Confusing.
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    I thought it was 24 weeks as well. In fact - just this morning I had the morbid thought of "what if I went into labor now - I would go to a hospital that my OB doesn't work at and lie about my due date" How horrible is that? Not like I could really do that but it was a random passing thought.
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    I have heard a couple other times lately that it was 23 weeks lately.
    I have always heard before though that 24 is viable.

    Jenn, I have had that same thought too. They usually won't even see you in L&D unless you are 24 weeks.
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    I thought it was more like 27 weeks!
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    I saw a video on youtube about twins born at 22 weeks who made it. I really think it's the baby and how baked they are.
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    I heard 24 as well!
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    I have always heard 24 weeks also, but I was just looking this up the other day. Here is what I found on wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_viability


    Take it for what it's worth, but according to this, at 23 weeks there is a 20-35% survival rate.
    I really think Crissy is right; the baby's size and development is what makes the difference.
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    I thought it was 24 weeks.
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    I also thought it was 24 weeks, although I suppose that as time goes on and technology improves, that milestone may get earlier and earlier.

    I just cannot fathom that some babies are born this early. It's so sad to think about! Can you imagine this being the end of your pregnancy?! It's insane. How devastating, although it's so miraculous when they can survive.


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    Im not sure when viability is. It may vary depending on the hospital or state or doctor.

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