premature babies

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Premature decision

Amillia born
at 21 weeksAmillia born at 21 weeksThe government has just voted to retain the abortion limit at 24 weeks so is it not time to do something about the age at which premature babies are placed in intensive care? The UK has the highest rate of low birthweight babies in western Europe. About 300 babies are born in the UK each year at 23 weeks. In some hospitals, the policy is to not resuscitate babies born at 23 weeks or less. In others, every single baby will be given intensive care. The majority of babies still die at 23 weeks and 64% have a serious disability.

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