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When is the soonest a baby can live outside the womb? How many weeks?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Aug. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • The soonest for the ability to exist, with a ton of equipment and help? Or the soonest without needing to live in the NICU?
    This is a big difference, obviously. The longer baby stays where it's supposed to (the womb), the better chance for survival with less/none of the equipment to keep them alive. Babies can require the NICU at "term" too, so it all varies.

    I think the very earliest born & lived was about 21 weeks, I think. But very scary and sad. A hard existance . :-(

    Answer by doulala at 1:07 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • well it varies by baby and how well they can function. some can stay alive from about 20+ weeks and some can live at 25 or more, and others die. it really depends on the baby to be honest. it ic concidered full term when the baby reasches 37 weeks.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Aug. 29, 2009