Why is a 7 months premature baby safer than 8 months premature baby?

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This is not true as surfactant, which helps to keep the lungs open and prevents the tiny alveoli from sticking together, is not formed until 37 weeks gestation. The most common lung problem in a premature baby is respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), also known as hyaline membrane disease (HMD).
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Why a 7 month old fetus has more chance to survive after premature delivery than an 8 months old fetus?

Answer . well since i been doing research on fetuses, my girlfriend is pregnant i believe that a 7 month old fetus can survive preterm birth because of development, so does

What is a premature baby?

A baby is considered premature when they are born before 37 weeks gestation.

How premature was the most premature baby?

The youngest surviving baby was 21 weeks, 5 days. As to the youngest to be born, that depends on your definition of "baby".

Why are babies premature?

Baby's are premature because the don't get enough time to develop(grow) and they don't always get as much oxygen as needed. If u have any questions email me at daydreamer4814@

Why are the risks of giving birth to an 8 months old premature baby?

if the baby is born of eight months thatere's a probability that it lungs have properly developed yet, inclusive of some vital organs. therefore it may grow up with many disea

Why is a baby born before 9 months called a premature baby?

9 months is the 'standard' time that a woman is pregnant for and during this time, the baby is developing. If the baby is born before 36 weeks, the baby is said to be 'prematu

Could an 8 lb baby be premature?

My mother delivered my youngest brother a month and a half early, He weighed 7 lbs 8oz. The only issue he had was that one of his lungs wasn't fully developed, he spent about

If my baby is 5 months and he was almost 2 months premature when will he start crawling?

Babies crawl between 7 and 9 months but a premie is on his own schedule - 2 months early means you need to add two months to the average age babies begin crawling, sitting, st

Are you premature before nine months?

On average yes, no baby will be born exactly on a nine month period but the predicted date the doctors gave you should help to decipher it. At nine months a baby is fully grow

Is it better to have a baby at 7 months in pregnancy than 8?

There is a difference between delivering at 7 and 8 months. It's not an old nurses tale. The difference is lung function. At 7 months the lungs are developed and have high sur

What is the possible risk of giving birth to 7 or 8 months old premature baby?

The risk of giving birth to preemie mature babies is very high. The percentage of babies that die each year due to preematurity is also very high. I am a mother who gave birth