This is your Pea in the Podcast for week 24 of your pregnancy. Pregnant women live by their milestones and this week is a big one, “24 weeks is when the baby is considered to be viable, which means that if it is born at this time it has a reasonable chance for survival.
In this way, what age is a fetus viable?
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.
What does it mean when a fetus is viable?
According to Websters Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, viability of a fetus means having reached such a stage of development as to be capable of living, under normal conditions, outside the uterus.