Are babies OK born at 33 weeks?

Do babies born at 33 weeks have to stay in the NICU?

At 33 and 34 weeks, most premature babies will have fairly short NICU stays with only a few complications. They may need help breathing for a short time, but learning to eat may take the longest.

Do babies born at 33 weeks need oxygen?

Most babies born between 31 and 34 weeks gestation need some help with breathing. Some babies need extra oxygen. Others may also need a machine called a ventilator to help with breathing. A baby may need help with a ventilator right after birth or hours later, if he or she develops trouble with breathing.

How long does a 34 weeker stay in NICU?

This means that if your baby is born when they are 34 weeks old, they have the same chances of being healthy as any other baby that wasn’t born prematurely. But, it’s important to know that 34-week-old infants will probably need to stay in the hospital for one to two weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

Can a baby breathe on its own at 33 weeks?

Outlook for a baby born at 32 to 33 weeks

They can sometimes breathe on their own, and many just need supplemental oxygen to help them breathe. They can sometimes be breastfed or bottle-fed. However, those who have breathing difficulties will probably need tube feeding.

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What should a baby weigh at 33 weeks?

Fetal growth chart

Gestational age Length (US) Weight (US)
33 weeks 17.36 inches 4.23 pounds
34 weeks 17.83 inches 4.73 pounds
35 weeks 18.23 inches 5.25 pounds
36 weeks 18.62 inches 5.78 pounds

Can a 34 week baby go home?

Although about half of all preemies will experience health issues requiring special care, a 2016 study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported that fewer than 5 percent of babies born at 34 weeks or later face major complications, and many can go home within a few days.

Whats the earliest a baby can be born and survive?

Usually, the earliest a baby can survive is about 22 weeks gestation. The age of viability is 24 weeks. At 22 weeks, there’s a 0-10% chance of survival; at 24 weeks the survival rate is 40-70%.