For prematurity, most of the hospitals consider 24 weeks of gestation, as a cut-off point in which, the doctor would use intensive medical interventions in attempt to save the life of a baby born prematurely.
Factors that affect the survival of preterm:
Premature baby survival rates vary with institutes and countries. On an average, following are the rates of premature survival by the length of pregnancy:
|LENGTH OF PREGNANCY||SURVIVAL RATE|
|34+ WEEKS||ALMOST LIKE FULL TERM BABY|
What are the odds of survival for a premature baby?
Unfortunately, around 25% of these babies develop serious lasting disabilites and half may have problems such as learning or behavioral problems.