Survival rates at 31-32 weeks? Mama Charli Due August 8; 6 kids; Texas 6387 posts
Aug 12th '11

So last night, I ended up in L&D due to REALLY bad pains in my right side.
I ended up having regular contractions all night and they gave me something to stop them.

well now im a little worried that my son won't make it to at least 37 weeks.... what happens if he's born sooner?!

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
Aug 12th '11

My son was born at 30 weeks. He was in the NICU for 49 days. He had some breathing problems, problems with his temperature, apnea and brady spells. Did anyone from the NICU come to talk to you? They should have, they explained common problems for babies born at this stage.

user banned Due March 15; 16 kids; Germany 483 posts
Aug 12th '11

"What about babies born at 28 to 31 weeks gestation?
These babies look quite similar to babies born earlier, although they are larger (usually between 2 and 4 pounds) and even more likely to survive (about 96 percent). Many require treatment with oxygen, surfactant and assistance to help them breathe. Some of these babies can be fed breastmilk or formula through a tube placed through their nose or mouth into the stomach, although others need to be fed intravenously.

Some of these babies can cry. They can move, although their movements may be jerky. A baby born at this time can grasp a person

saageex3 2 kids; New York 6701 posts
Aug 12th '11

Im pretty sure i read that they have either an 80 or 90% chance of survival at this point so you should just relax whatever is meant to happen will happen i am sure your baby will be fine :)

user banned Due March 15; 16 kids; Germany 483 posts
Aug 12th '11

And some other websites say this:

Up until 21 weeks: 0% survival rate
at 22 weeks: 0-10% survival rate
at 23 weeks: 10-35% survival rate
at 24 weeks: 40-70% survival rate
at 25 weeks: 50-80% survival rate
at 26 weeks: 80-90% survival rate
at 27 weeks: greater than 90% survival rate