Baby born at 21 weeks old survives

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Baby born at 21 weeks old survives
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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 12:39am

Perhaps we should rethink the age in which a fetus becomes a "viable" human being?

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Registered: 06-24-2009
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 9:05am

If you are talking about fetal viability, that is determined on a case by case basis, by the attending physician, and is based on many factors - health of the woman, health of the fetus, and age of gestation. For example, a 30 week old fetus with no brain, or organs developing outside the body is not viable.

I don't determine the stage of viability of anyone's pregnancy, nor do you, nor do politicians. OBs do that, as they are the ones with the training to make such decisions.

And I just have to wonder - if PLs think that God is behind every conception, isn't God also behind every miscarriage and premature birth? Isn't this just as much a violation of the "natural order" of things as an abortion?

I had a miscarriage, and PL family members, all said, "This is something that happens." and "It's part of God's plan for your life." Why are things somehow different for these other circumstances?




Edited 1/26/2010 9:15 am ET by mom_carmina
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 8:54pm

Thanks to both you and Mizzou!


And thanks Mizzou for verifying the "siggies turned off" excuse :)






 


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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 8:37pm

I'm so happy for you :)

Kate

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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 6:39pm

Congratulations to both of you! How exciting! I wish you both calm and easy pregnancies.

I have siggies turned off. Thanks to Melissa for the "call out!"

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."
- James MacKintosh, Scottish Philosopher

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 6:18pm

Thanks!

 


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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 4:19pm

OMG I can't believe I missed such a glaringly obvious siggy. My brain is definitely not working these days

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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 3:30pm

Thanks Melissa!

 


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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 2:25pm

HOLY HIJACK, BATMAN!!

Spencer, you're pregnant!!!! Congratulations! I've been away far too long, but many, many congrats to you!

Melissa

Wife to Erik

Mommy to McKenna (1.30.03)

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Braxton (10.29.09)

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 10:03am
THat is a hard one definately. We talked about residential school for the blind with my youngest and my oldest girl will require assisted living. Never an easy choice.

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


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Registered: 04-10-2003
Sat, 01-23-2010 - 8:39pm

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Maybe. I had a severely brain damaged child, and when further damage was likely done via septicemia, I chose to not continue heroic measures. Had i chosen otherwise, I really think I would have. However, what I said was (exactly):
<< I certainly hope she doesn't live to regret it if this child i severely brain damaged.>>

Note the word "hope".

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I think I would have. Cause, no- it's not. And some 16 years after his death and 16 years older, I am very glad I am not facing the decision of residential care cause he's too old, too heavy and too impossible for me to care for at home.

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