Its a common procedure for boys born in the United States and less common in other parts of the world. Most babies born at 22 weeks will die. PROM is a complicating factor in as many as one third of premature births. Sicker babies may need to be given more calories in order to grow at the desired rate. A birth cannot be registered if: the baby shows no signs of life at birth and is less than 20 weeks gestation. very premature 28-32 weeks. In the UK, just over one in 200 births ends in stillbirth, which equates to around 4000 per year. Our first son, Luke, was stillborn on September 10, 2012, at 39 weeks. Baby development at 28 weeks. Babies are weighed daily in the nursery to assess growth, fluid, and nutrition needs. I still felt SO WEIRD when we shared our little girls name at 28 weeks pregnant. even if your baby only lives for a short time, as long as you meet the conditions. Hospital Stillbirth. And those numbers only get better the later during pregnancy a preemie baby is born. Your baby needs a lot of sleep to grow and gain weight. Newborn hearing screening uses earbuds or earphones to check your babys hearing. ### What you need to know Extreme preterm birth, defined as birth before 28 weeks gestational age (box 1),1 affects about two to five in every 1000 pregnancies, and varies slightly by country and by definitions used. You dont have to make funeral plans immediately if you dont want to. I was very lucky that at the hospital she was born in, neo natal mums automatically got 10 days stay (& dads could also stay over with open visiting). But the average weight of a preterm infant is about five pounds (2.26 kilograms) or less. Count the time between contractions from the start of one to the start of the next. Youre much more likely to give birth right before or after your due date than to go very early. One membrane ruptured at 28 weeks. 26 September, 2017. pauses breathing for less than 15 seconds, but has a slow heart rate or low oxygen level. Newborn babies may often lose 5 to 7 percent of their birthweight. You will need to go into labor soon. But still, more than 12 percent of babies born in the US are premature (meaning theyre born before the 37-week mark), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Baby Alba was born on February 22, at just 28 weeks gestation, to parents Jess and Kevin Van Nooten, of Melbourne, just before fighting broke out in the country. She has been staying with her baby at the hospital for 6 months and 2 weeks with no end in sight. Those born after 7 months usually need a short stay in the hospitals baby looks like will depend on how early he or she was born. The average weight for term babies (born between 37 and 41 weeks gestation) is about 7 lbs. When I came in with ambulance to the hospital, having contractions three minutes apart and dilating (and in a complete panic) in week 26 of my pregnancy, the doctors and midwives were wonderful (and smart): was to get as close as possible to full week 28. He was born at 28 weeks, 4 days. A baby is considered premature if she is born before 37 weeks in the womb. In most healthy pregnancies, labor usually starts spontaneously between 37 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. "My daughter's name is Emily Mya. The medical definition of stillbirth is the birth of a baby who is born without any signs of life at or after 24 weeks pregnancy. Health Complications Faced By a Baby Born at 32 Weeks of Pregnancy. The more breast milk your baby has, the lower his risk of disease. The baby born by emergency c section weight 1 lb 3ozs. By 29 to 30 weeks, premature babies weigh about 3 A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks. A babys birth must be registered if: the baby shows signs of life at birth; the baby does not show signs of life at birth but gestation is 20 weeks or more. How long does it take to give birth after being induced at 34 weeks? The longer it takes for labor to A baby is born in the hospital lobby as his mother waited for admission. "When I was in residency in the mid-1980s, babies born at 500 grams [about 1.1 pounds] and 25 weeks didn't survive; it just didn't happen. Most babies born at 26 to 27 weeks survive up to a year, sometimes more, depending on the care they receive. Kendall was born at 25 weeks and weighed just 15 ounces. With active treatment, about 28% of them survived; among those born at 23 weeks, 55% survived. 3. He has been doing well. Now, according to data from 2011, those born alive at 27 weeks have an 87 per cent chance of surviving, at 28 weeks it is 92 per cent and at 29 weeks, 95 per cent. I have been in this unfortunate position four times. Care of a premature baby in hospital; About 91 out of 100 babies born at 28 weeks survived. Im about 30 weeks now. Understanding The Weight Of Premature Babies. Infants born at < 32 weeks' gestation have an increased risk of surfactant deficiency and of developing respiratory distress syndrome. Published: 11:59 PM EDT March 17, 2022. If your baby is likely to be delivered early, you should be admitted to a It might be several days to weeks and sometimes even months. Sam, also affected by intrauterine growth restriction, weighed one pound two ounces at birth. At 26 weeks, a baby in the womb is about 35 cm long and weighs about 760 gm. If nobody tells you how long the babys stay can be, do not hesitate to ask the doctors or the nurses. A score of 6 or less may mean that your baby needs help with their breathing. By 28 weeks, your baby can blink and respond to light, though bright light may be too much for him. If the tightness lasts for 30 seconds or longer, theyre labor contractions. Just consider these odds a baby born at 28 weeks of pregnancy has an 80 percent chance of living and a 9 in 10 chance of growing up healthy. Mercy Hospital for Women, Monash Medical Centre and The Royal Childrens Hospital). 1. level 1. At 4 Months (16 Weeks) Social Laughs aloud. This data set came from an analysis of 5000 babies born before 27 weeks in the USA between 2006 and 2011. Last at least 45 to 60 seconds. 4 pounds, 2 ounces if born at 36 weeks. She was 26 weeks pregnant. A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks. Are about 17 inches in length. 23/08/2014 at 12:00 pm. Doctors divide preemies into groups depending on how old they are at birth: Late preterm: Between 34 weeks and less than 37 weeks. @girlzzzz, My LO was also born at 29 weeks, but weighed 1lb 6.5oz at birth. My daughter was born at 32+2 and was in hospital for 18 days after she was born, mainly down to feeding problems. A premature baby is one who is born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The weight gain of the premature babies depend on a lot of factors and one of them is how soon the baby is born. At 26 weeks pregnant with twins, I went into labor while standing in the cleaning products aisle at my local grocery store. She Of the 86 infants who received active care (mean [SD] maternal age, 32 [6] years), 58 (67%) survived until hospital discharge (17 born at 22 weeks and 41 born at 23 weeks). However, this is well before the accepted age of viability. Hi, congratulations on the birth of your little one. Hospitals place most very premature babies or sick babies on open warming beds shortly after birth, so that it is easier to assess them and work on them. July 28, 2011. Good luck! By 28 weeks, your baby weighs around 1kg and is perfectly formed. The preemies chances of having long-term health problems also decrease dramatically. 3 pounds, 5 ounces if born at 34 weeks. Jaundice began during the first 24 hours of life. Once you reach 34 weeks, your doctor will check to see that your baby's lungs are mature, and if After fetal death has occurred, the baby must still come out of the womb. They may be able to go home earlier if they have no serious health conditions, have the ability to maintain their body temperature on their own, take all feedings by breast or by the bottle, are steadily gaining weight, and have a steady respiratory and heart rate. Many women with serious tears go on to have much less complicated subsequent vaginal deliveries, as long as the initial tear healed well. The earlier a baby is born, the more likely they are to have problems. A premature (preterm) baby is born before 37 complete weeks of pregnancy. First degree tear! Some premature babies develop lung damage, called BPD. The Risks Of A Baby Born At 7 Months: Short-Term Complications: In the first weeks, the possible complications of premature birth may include: Respiratory problems: Most babies have mature lungs by 36 weeks of gestation. Lex69gum. Plays with fingers near middle of body. According to a report by Daily Mail, Priyanka and Nick have welcomed a baby girl, 12 weeks early. My 28-Week Ultrasound Confirmed My Worst Nightmare. Mirren Cook was born prematurely by emergency caesarean at just 25 weeks and one day gestation, after mum Katie, 28, developed pre-eclampsia. 26 September, 2017. Premature babies born between 29 and 30 weeks will still require long NICU stays, but their vital organs are much more developed than those of babies born earlier. At 6 Months (24 Weeks) Social According to the article published in 2015 by Rysavy in the New England Journal of Medicine, the survival rate for 24 weeker babies is 56.6% and for 25 weekers is 72%. The earlier a baby is born, the less likely the baby is to survive. Not knowing what might be wrong, she took herself off to the hospital where she was told by her doctor she had preeclampsia, and was immediately admitted to the hospital.While in the hospital and hooked up to IVs, doctors did everything they Babies born this early need special care in a hospital with specialist facilities for premature babies. According to the article published in 2015 by Rysavy in the New England Journal of Medicine, the survival rate for 24 weeker babies is 56.6% and for 25 weekers is 72%. Fever. Tiny fighter: Little feet in the palm of his mother's hand. The 2011 March of Dimes study found that the average NICU stay for neonates was 13.2 days. Care of infants born to mothers with prolonged rupture of membranes (more than 18 hours). Average stay in the hospital. How long may it take for this normal baby to achieve an oxygen saturation of 90% or greater? This study showed that even those delivered at 22 weeks -- 18 weeks early -- had a chance of living. Makes long cooing sounds. Babies born between 28 and 32 weeks. 26 weeks. He came October 28, at just 22 weeks. late preterm 34-37 weeks. On hospital bed rest with dichorionic twin boys. Here are the changes you can expect and watch in your premature baby during their time in hospital. late preterm 34-37 weeks. People are 100000% less likely to piss on a name where its attached to a real life tiny human. 17. If your doctor finds that you have PROM, you will need to be in the hospital until your baby is born. Like most parents of preemies, I was completely unprepared for our new life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Babies born at 28 weeks old only have a 10 percent chance of having long-term health problems. Skin looks deep yellow or orange. A baby is stillborn if they are born without signs of life, on or after 24 weeks of pregnancy. These are cases of However, babies born at 30 and 31 weeks were discharged home sooner, with a median length of stay around 30 days less than their due date. Many women with serious tears go on to have much less complicated subsequent vaginal deliveries, as long as the initial tear healed well. How long will a baby born at 34 weeks stay in hospital? 1. Caution: do NOT give your baby any fever medicine before being seen. How long does it take to give birth after being induced at 34 weeks? They may have health and development problems because they have not fully developed in the womb. If your pregnancy is past 37 weeks, your baby is ready to be born. How long will a baby born at 34 weeks stay in hospital? The Apgar score is just a guide. Sometimes that baby is referred to as preterm, near-term or a preemie. Human milk from the baby's own mother is the best for babies born early and at very low birth weight. His senses of hearing, smell, and touch are developed and functional. Generally, the earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of complications. Premature babies start gaining weight in a few days after birth: If the baby is born too early and is too small, they will only gain around 5 grams per day. In most healthy pregnancies, labor usually starts spontaneously between 37 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. Many women in this situation opt for a c-section, and that is perfectly valid as well. Updated: 4:18 AM EDT March 18, 2022. very premature 28-32 weeks. A baby may have died during late pregnancy (called intrauterine death). extremely preterm, born before 25 weeks. His mother, Sparkle Jurnakins, was battling COVID-19 and hypertension. Babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy are called preterm or premature. Among them, their ability to breathe and eat, their temperature, and the evolution of their weight. Glucose is the main fuel source for the body and brain. very preterm, born between 25 and 32 weeks. ok - bottom line: if your baby will be born at week 35 with a weight that fits to 31 - so she is entitled to get the very important. Marilyn Rivera. We spent 2.5 months in NICU. Trigger warning: child loss. First degree tear! That is why their stay in the intensive care unit is different. In Australia, almost 1 in every 10 babies is born prematurely. Your baby may appear 'skinny" because he or she has not had much time to develop body fat. moderately premature 32-34 weeks. Stillbirth. However, how early the baby is born affects her rate of development. This happens when the babys lungs havent had time to develop properly and they needs extra oxygen for at least 28 days after birth to help them breathe. Premature babies are divided into four categories based on their gestational age at birth: Late preterm Born from 34 weeks 37 weeks; Moderately preterm Born from 32 -34 weeks Stillbirth is uncommon. (26 cm) 24 weeks: 1 lb., 6.9 oz. But weeks before they were published in 2006, a child was born in the U.S. which proved a baby could survive at earlier than 22 weeks if it was given medical treatment. The reasons go unexplained for 1/3 of cases. Two premature babies hold the record for this. I still felt SO WEIRD when we shared our little girls name at 28 weeks pregnant. have a low birth weight. an infant who weighs 90% or less of a normal infant's weight. Total deafness, or. The researchers found that there were 33 percent fewer deaths among infants born to mothers who received prenatal steroids, compared with those whose mothers did not. being born too early can cause short-term and long-term health problems. The baby typically stays in the hospitals NICU until their actual due date. You may have to stay in the hospital to be monitored for signs of labor. At around 10 days of life, and using their clinical judgement, a clinician could explain to a parent that the risk of mortality has reduced, but that their baby could be in hospital for a long time. So a baby born at 36 weeks and 6 days is officially premature. Hospitals place most very premature babies or sick babies on open warming beds shortly after birth, so that it is easier to assess them and work on them. This happens when the babys lungs havent had time to develop properly and they needs extra oxygen for at least 28 days after birth to help them breathe. If you did not bury your baby, do not not feel ashamed or guilty. He has had blood transfusions for anemia, but is doing well now. But the road for your baby would be tough, and might include many complications. 13 June, 2017. July 28, 2011. Aug 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM. On average, a baby born at 34 weeks weighs about 5.2 pounds (2,377 grams) and is about 17.8 inches (45.6 centimeters) long. 1. level 1. The scores are then added together to give an Apgar score between 0 and 10. Parents may wonder how long they will stay in the hospital with a baby born at 34 weeks. This depends on the birth weight of the baby and their overall health. Babies born to mothers who smoke, drink, or abuse drugs are more likely to be born prematurely and to have a higher instance of health problems stemming from the early birth. So a baby born at 36 weeks and 6 days is officially premature. INDIANAPOLIS "Miracle baby" Kendall Jurnakins is headed home after 460 days in the hospital. Birth in gestation week. Results: Newborns born at 35 and 36 weeks gestation experienced considerable mortality and morbidity. Eyes still fused shut and with only a 3 percent survival rate, Emily came into this world. There are a lot, and mine is one of them. Babies born at 28 weeks A baby born after 28 weeks is considered very preterm but has a big head start compared to babies born just 2 to 4 weeks earlier. This is because their vital organs like the heart and lungs are much more developed. People are 100000% less likely to piss on a name where its attached to a real life tiny human. By 28 weeks, premature babies weigh about 2 1/2 pounds and are about 16 inches long from head to toe. Rapid eye development is occurring, and premature babies born after 27 weeks can blink and no longer have fused eyelids. A full-term babys temperature typically falls to within a normal range between 36.5 and 37 degrees Celsius after birth. Good luck with your decision, and congrats on your pregnancy! We had to work on repairing a hole in his heart. Survival rates for infants born at 28 weeks gestation is between 80-90 percent. Depending on her needs, your premature infant may spend days, weeks or months in the NICU. moderately premature 32-34 weeks. At first, your premature baby might have little body fat and need help maintaining body heat. 133 days (19 weeks) 25th week. It was a long road for us both. Babies born at 2628 weeks had a median length of stay slightly shorter than the time remaining to their due date. Motor Supports self on elbows and wrists when on tummy. Circumcision is an optional procedure in which the sleeve of skin that covers the tip of a newborn boys penis is removed. No urine in more than 8 hours, dark urine, very dry mouth and no tears. Most babies reach this milestone at two to four weeks. a sepsis work-up must be initiated and the baby begun on intravenous antibiotics as soon as possible. Premature babies born between 29 and 30 weeks will still require long NICU stays, but their vital organs are much more developed than those of babies born earlier. 12 Each additional 10 ml (0.3 fl oz) a day, per kg (2.2 lb) of a babys weight, reduces the risk of sepsis by 19%. The degree of prematurity is often described by gestational age as: extremely premature from 23-28 weeks. We could expect that current results might be a little better. But some studies have found the chances for survival to run as high as 68 percent. In this regard, four pounds is a standard weight reference that the newborn has to reach to be discharged. Reply. Emily was born on January 20, 2014 at 23 weeks gestation weighing in at 1 pound, 3 ounces. The baby may have died during pregnancy (called intrauterine death), labour or birth. This is basic information to help you have some understanding of what to expect from medical and legal representatives from the duration of your delivery to the burial of your baby. Hospital Stillbirth. Very premature babies are at a higher risk of developmental problems. Statistics tell that 90 percent of the babies born at 27 weeks grow up to lead normal healthy lives. Grasps objects. The Government intends to introduce the right to 12 weeks neonatal leave and pay for parents of babies under 28 days who spend more than 7 days in hospital but it is not expected that this will be introduced before April 2023. have a low birth weight. In addition, they have less developed respiratory muscles than term infants and are less able to cope with the increased work of breathing associated with poorly compliant lungs. You can say babies can be born with swollen noses, but the swelling should go down. A baby born at 32 weeks of pregnancy may face the following health issues. A baby is born in the hospital lobby as his mother waited for admission. Babies learn sounds, speech, and language by hearing people speaking around and to them during the first months of life. Babies born at 23 weeks typically have a 23 to 27 percent chance for survival. You can say with confidence that the ultrasound image may distort the babys features and show a baby with big nose. Many premature babies get home about the date of their expected day of delivery. It might be as little as 5 grams a day for a tiny baby at 24 weeks, or 20 to 30 grams (about 1 ounce) a Your baby's brain is adding billions of new nerve cells. By: Larry Jacobsen CC BY 2.0. The other 2/3 may be caused by problems with the placenta or umbilical cord, high blood pressure, infections, birth defects, or poor lifestyle choices. Curtis celebrated his first birthday on July 5. The earliest a baby has been born and survived is 21 weeks and 5 days. Most hospitals offer to arrange a funeral for the baby. adjustment for 8 or 9 weeks, like a preemie born 31 w. this is important to consider, because than we can watch her patiently, and not push and not get worried if she does not develop. This is called a neonatal unit. Many new parents wonder what to expect with a baby born at 34 weeks. A premature baby born 15 weeks early and weighing only 730g has overcome countless setbacks and made it home for Christmas.. Freya-Rose, daughter to Kimberley Melvin, and her partner James Gallacher, was born on 16 July and weighed as little as a bag of crisps.. Classed as an extremely preterm baby, Freya-Rose was given a 30% chance of survival, but A stillbirth is the death of a baby in the womb after week 20 of the mothers pregnancy. 6. Babies born after 28 weeks of pregnancy have almost a full (94 percent) chance of survival, although they tend to have more complications and require intensive treatment in the NICU than babies born later, according to experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Good luck with your decision, and congrats on your pregnancy! The degree of prematurity is often described by gestational age as: extremely premature from 23-28 weeks. The time it takes to go into labor after being induced varies and can take anywhere between a few hours up to 2-3 days. March 2, 2017. 24th week. (We wont delve into those here so we dont unnecessarily worry It can also cause problems, including breathing and feeding issues. Despite progress, the chances of survival are still low. On May 20, 1987, James Elgin Gill was born in Canad, at a gestational age of 21 weeks 5 days, or 128 days premature. Preemies may look thin and fragile compared to full-term babies, and their stomachs and head may appear oversized for their small limbs. Sarah Hager. 22 weeks or earlier. We could expect that current results might be a little better. Rolls over from tummy to back. A baby born at 26 weeks or less At 31 weeks gestation the skin is thin, reddish in colour, and can appear translucent. Additionally, with newer technology and advances in neonatal care, there have been babies born at 22 weeks who have survived. No longer has transparent skin. As mentioned earlier, a big nose is not a bad thing. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks. A full-term babys temperature typically falls to within a normal range between 36.5 and 37 degrees Celsius after birth. Infants of 28-32 weeks' gestation . He is apneic, despite tactile stimulation, drying, and bulb suctioning. Big noses can be cute as a button just like smaller ones. It is possible for babies born at 23 to 24 weeks to survive, but it is risky. Fetal viability at 24 weeks ranges from 42 to 59 percent, according to ACOG. (36.5 cm) 10.2 in. Despite technological advances and efforts of child health experts during the last generation, the extremely premature infant (less than 28 weeks gestation) and extremely low birth weight infant (ELBW) (< 1000 grams) remain at high risk for death and disability with 3050% mortality and, in survivors, at least 2050% risk of morbidity. Neonatal hypoglycemia is when a newborns blood glucose (sugar) is too low. You may notice brief periods when he may look awake and alert, but he gets tired easily. Stillbirth is the death and delivery of a developing baby that takes place after the 20th week of pregnancy. It is important to specify that this is rough statistics, because we should not forget that every child is unique. an infant who was in the womb for less than 30 weeks. Babies do best when delivered at 39 weeks or later; birth before 37 weeks is considered premature. Many women in this situation opt for a c-section, and that is perfectly valid as well. 2. We can only do our best in the circumstances were in according to the knowledge that we have. It's possible for a baby to survive if born at around 24 weeks of pregnancy. Brain boost. For a baby born at 32 weeks, complications can quickly get out of hand if immediate precautions are not undertaken and the right type of care is not administered. 108 days (15 weeks + 3 days) 26th week. They decided it was safer for him to be born and in the NICU than to stay in the womb, she recalls. My twins were born at 26w5d and weighed 1lb 14oz and 2lbs 2oz. If this is your first baby, come to the hospital when your contractions: Come every 3 to 5 minutes over an hour-long period. In some countries or circumstances babies have little chance of survival if they deliver before 26-28 weeks mostly because there is inadequate neonatal care. 6. How long may it take for this normal baby to achieve an oxygen saturation of 90% or greater? Most Australian premature babies are born between 32 and 36 weeks and don't have any serious long-term problems. . New research will allow doctors to more accurately inform and update parents of extremely preterm babies about their babys long-term survival and health risks. By: Lisa Sefcik. My daughter was born at just 23 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound and 4 ounces. The earlier the baby is born, the more the chance of complications leading to disability which may be life long. Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is when a premature (or preterm) baby: pauses breathing for more than 15 to 20 seconds. Some premature babies develop lung damage, called BPD. They are 8 months old now and you would never know the rough start they had. an infant born prior to 38 weeks after conception. Health Outcomes for 28-Week Old Preemies. The desired weight gain depends on the baby's size and gestational age. The examinations were conducted 18-22 months after the infants' original due dates. Has fingernails, toenails and hair/peachfuzz. I am so sorry for the loss of your baby. Severe maternal morbidity, including sepsis and peripartum haemorrhage, affects around a quarter of mothers delivering at these gestations.2 I just want my baby to be OK, I repeated over and over again on a Thursday morning last April. How can premature birth affect a babys health? After they're born, babies must breathe continuously to get oxygen. The baby's heartbeat can now be heard through a stethoscope. A significant risk of PPROM is that the baby is very likely to be born within a few days of the membrane rupture. By 34 weeks gestation the skin is pink and looks thicker. This is basic information to help you have some understanding of what to expect from medical and legal representatives from the duration of your delivery to the burial of your baby. Giving the infant extra oxygen after birth. The most extreme issues occur in babies born at less than 28 weeks. Please, please if youre thinking sharing - think twice. To qualify for presumptive disability for low birth weight, your baby must be six months or younger and have a birth weight below: 4 pounds, 6 ounces if born at 37 weeks or later. Health Outcomes for 32-Week Old Preemies Premature infants are also more likely to get ROP if they have other health problems. Language Turns to voices. The hospital will keep your babys body safely until you have made the arrangements you are planning to make. Baby born at 22 weeks leaving Boston hospital after more than 200 days in NICU 02:15. She is now six years old! The definition of stillbirth is the birth of a baby who is born without any signs of life at or after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Many factors will determine how long a premature baby stays in the hospital. By 29 to 30 weeks, premature babies weigh about 3 Babies born before 28 weeks of pregnancy are considered extremely preterm. A premature baby born at 28 weeks has a greater risk of having ROP than a premature baby born at 32 weeks. Low temperature below 96.8 F (36.0 C) rectally that does not go up with warming. Our stint in the NICU was very difficult, full of long days and even longer nights away but my 16-month-old son is beautiful, healthy and happy!" This data set came from an analysis of 5000 babies born before 27 weeks in the USA between 2006 and 2011. A "viable pregnancy" after 22-24 weeks is a pregnancy when there is a chance that if delivered the baby can survive. By 29 to 30 weeks, a growing baby has matured a lot. He is apneic, despite tactile stimulation, drying, and bulb suctioning. I spent six weeks in the hospital and endured four life-threatening hemorrhages, each requiring more units of blood then I can count. an infant who was in the womb for less than 30 weeks. Feb. 11, 2016. I called my doctor from the parking lot and explained to her that I was feeling a lot of pressure and what I thought could be Braxton-Hicks contractions. 18. Baby Tom survived for 46 minutes at Southend Hospital maternity wing. AFTER 37 WEEKS. All of the infants were born in the 22nd through the 25th weeks of pregnancy. Legally, a baby should be cremated or buried if the baby is stillborn at 24 weeks or after. The lanugo (the downy, soft hair that covers the baby's skin) will fall off. "This was the first time I saw my son born at 33 weeks and one day and I remember feeling so much love, worry and hope all at the same time!