‘No revival’ for premature babies

Read the BBC News story.

Babies born at or before 22 weeks should not be resuscitated or given intensive care, a new report says.

For those born after 23 weeks, the recommendation is that doctors should review the situation with the parents and take their wishes into account. The report has been released after two years of research.

But it also arrives in the wake of greater information about the number who either do not eventually survive, or go on to have disabilities.

Its inquiry also looked at longer-term support for families, and resource implications for the NHS.

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