Neonatal medicine – Background: extremely premature babies | Nuffield Council on Bioethics

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We use the term ‘borderline of viability’ to describe extremely premature babies who are born at or before 25 weeks and six days (pregnancy usually lasts for 40 weeks). In England, 1,600 out of 584,000 (0.28%) deliveries were at the borderline of viability in the year 2004-2005.

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