i dont know how early it is still possible for the baby to live but i do have a friend, my age 22, that was born at 26 weeks and she has always had a huge load of health problems. right now she just got of a year long treatment for her kidneys, and in about a month she will have to go on treatment for i think her liver. im not trying to damper anything, just letting you know my 2 cents hope you guys have a nice day
From my experience of pre-term labor & constantly worrying that my baby would arrive too early, I learned that they consider 24 weeks viability, every week after that is a milestone... 28 weeks being a the first big one.
Wishing you the best.
I also think there was one recently around 21 or 22 weeks that survived...I seem to remember because my dad sent me an e-mail about it (and it just so happened that I was right around the same number of weeks, give or take a few). But maybe this was an old one and he just refound the article to send me! Either way, I agree with everyone else that the earliest was around 21 or 22 weeks...but every week that little baby stays in there gives her a better chance.
I've also thought about this many times (I've had a few times to worry throughout my p/g)...now that I'm 35.3 I'm still worried...and getting excited, so I have to keep reminding myself to hang out and wait until 38 weeks is best! (Then I'll start hoping for the birth!)
I am the mother of a 24 weeker. Yes, they say that 24 weeks is when the baby is considered viable, but in the preemie community I belong to, there are many, many 23 weekers. It is rare, but 22 weekers can survive also.
My son was born at 31 weeks and he is totally healthy with no problems at all. He had to stay in the hospital for 1 month though after birth because he had to learn how to suck from a bottle. He has never been behind on anything else.