Question for NICU nurses in Texas, Idaho

Specialties NICU


Specializes in Retired from NICU.

The scenario: woman with eclampsia at say, 24-26 weeks is admitted to L&D.  After trying to stabilize her, the decision is made is to deliver the infant by C/S immediately. Despite high level care, the baby doesn't make it.

Will the doctor(s) and other staff involved be accused of providing an abortion?

Some of the stuff coming from those (and other states) seems crazy, like waiting until the pregnant person is septic before removing a deceased fetus.


Specializes in PICU.

Don't see how. I mean 24-26 weekers babies are really little and survival, although is much better than 15 years ago is not so great.  So much depends on lung development  and other organ development as well as birth weight. Not sure how they could be accused of abortion. 

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