Tuesday, January 27, 2009

28 WEEKS!!

My babies now have a greater than 90% chance of survival if they're born this week (and it only goes up from here)! Not only that, but I found a really cool chart that shows other preemie problems that can occur and their rates of occurrence depending on which week a baby is born. Yes, these values are for singletons, but twins generally have better chances of survival and less chance of complications than a singleton born at the same number of weeks.

At 28 weeks...

Survival: 90%
Respiratory Distress Syndrome: 65%
Intraventricular Hemorrhage: 4% (woooo!)
Sepsis: 25%
Necrotizing Enterocolitis: 25%
Intact, long-term survival: 80%

And it only gets better from here!
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