25th November 2019


How far along does a baby have to be to survive outside the womb?

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. It is rare for a baby weighing less than 500 g (17.6 ounces) to survive.

Can a baby survive outside the womb?

Baby Grows Outside Womb and Survives. For most women an ectopic pregnancy—where the egg attaches outside the uterus—means the baby will not survive. But when Phoenix mom Nicky Soto found out at 18 weeks along that her son was growing outside the womb, she made the risky decision to continue the pregnancy.
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