What are the odds?

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Wh T he def­i­ni­tion of a pre­ma­ture baby is one born be­fore 37 weeks. Many twins and triplets are born pre­ma­turely, and the av­er­age de­liv­ery date for mul­ti­ples is 37 weeks. Ex­tremely preterm ba­bies are those born at less than 28 weeks. Sadly, the chance of sur­vival at less than 22 weeks is close to zero. At 23 weeks, it’s 19%, at 24 weeks, 40%, at 25 weeks about 66%, and, at 26 weeks, 77%. The good news is that sur­vival rates are im­prov­ing all the time.

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