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Why don't 8-months premature babies survive while 7-months do?



asha chaudhry

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa Dr. Payal M Dr Charmi Thakker Deshmukh is this an age old myth or is there a medical reasin? kindly share ur insights on this! many thnx!

Dr. Payal M

havent come across any such thing. an old wives tale i guess.
i ws born in the 8th month.

Sakshi Bansal

Yup i also think it's myth

Deepti Mishra

not a myth but not scecintifically proved why

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hello...
Actually it is a myth...
Many factors determine an individual baby's chances of survival. The most important of these are- The baby's gestational age (number of completed weeks of pregnancy) at the time of birth, The baby's weight, The presence or absence of breathing problems, The presence or absence of congenital abnormalities or malformations, The presence or absence of other severe diseases, especially infection.. A baby's chances for survival increases 3-4% per day between 23 and 24 weeks of gestation and about 2-3% per day between 24 and 26 weeks of gestation. After 26 weeks the rate of survival increases at a much slower rate because survival is high already... hence, it always depend on individual babies...

Rakhi Puri (beautyofmommying)

why are you thinking on this Sakshi Bansal? be Happy and remember every pregnancy and baby is unique

faheema nizar

I delivered unexpectedly at 32 weeks of pregnant. Baby had respiratory problems and infections. By luck my baby weight was 2.1 at the time of birth. So they kept NICU for 10 days only. Now he is 2 month old and weighs 3.3. So doctor told us to treat like a normal baby. Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

faheema nizar you are such a strong lady... proud of you... take care of urself and baby... enjoy time now...

Sakshi Bansal

Rakhi Puri actually my sister in law delivered premature baby grl on 11 April n she completed her 6 th mnth on 2nd of April...  n my 8 th mnth is running so family members n even my husband is very scared...  bcuz they Think 8 th mnth is very risky.

Rakhi Puri (beautyofmommying)

Sakshi Bansal don't think so much darling...life is different for all...mother has to be strong for the baby...read my story at sitaram Bharatiya hospital review....I did it... lots of love to u and ur baby😘

Sakshi Bansal

Rakhi Puri thank u so much fr ur wishes....  means  a lot

faheema nizar

The credit goes to not only me, for my husband too. He gave me love care happiness strength faith confidence etc whatever a wife need during pregnancy. If we have such a caring and loving husband, we need not to worry about pregnancy and post pregnancy.  Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa
Sakshi BansalI think its a myth. In this time we should not worry or think too much. Its not good for your baby. Have faith and confidence. Whatever has written in our fate that will happen.

Rakhi Puri (beautyofmommying)

faheema nizar how true....you don't need anyone if your husband is your side...God bless your family 😘

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