According to studies between 2003 and 2005, 20 to 35 percent of babies born at 23 weeks of gestation survive, while 50 to 70 percent of babies born at 24 to 25 weeks, and more than 90 percent born at 26 to 27 weeks, survive.
What is the survival rate of a baby born at 25 weeks?
According to information provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield (insurance carrier), the survival rate for a 25 week preemie is between 50-80% and the chance of a permanent disability is 15-25%. At 27 to 29 weeks, survival rates are above 90% and disability rates are less than 10%.
Can a baby be born at 22 weeks and survive?
About 18,000 very premature babies are born annually in the United States, with about 5,000 at 22 or 23 weeks. The study, involving nearly 5,000 babies born between 22 and 27 weeks gestation, found that 22-week-old babies did not survive without medical intervention.