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26 weeks -survival

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Hi. Trying to find answers but can only find studies. If I killed myself at 26 weeks pregnant would the baby be able to survive?

Peppaismyhomegirl Mon 18-Apr-16 20:34:01

Very very doubtful it would. Are you ok? I'm listening. Why would you want to know this? I'm 25 weeks pregnant btw. We have something in common anyway x

I can't go on. I just I can't. I don't want to take the baby away from my husband as well as killing myself. I want to know away I can die and leave him the baby

Mumandmummer Mon 18-Apr-16 20:39:00

You need to call someone IRL and tell them how you are feeling. Is anyone there with you? You need to talk to someone urgently.

It won't help

Peppaismyhomegirl Mon 18-Apr-16 20:41:37

Could you talk to your husband? Where in the country are you?
What's the matter? You can talk here. X

Peppaismyhomegirl Mon 18-Apr-16 20:42:27

Do you have any other children and so you know your having with this baby?

RNBrie Mon 18-Apr-16 20:42:37

It's unlikely the baby would service unless he or she received medical attention straight away.

Can you tell us more about how you are feeling?

Quodlibet Mon 18-Apr-16 20:43:56

Oh OP. You must be having such a tough time to be feeling like this. Your baby can't do without you though.

Please reach out to someone and tell them how you are feeling. You can call the Samaritans: 116 123 or email

We are here too if it helps you to talk to us.

I just can't.

LifeIsChaos Mon 18-Apr-16 20:44:57

I will answer your question. As soon as your heart stops your baby will die. No one will deliver a 26 weeker so you can kill yourself. A baby born at 26 weeks may survive with lots of medical intervention but that is not guaranteed. The baby may survive and develop normally or may have special needs.

Killing yourself is not the answer, you need to seek medical help. Please for your sake, your child and your dh. Get help now x

Snoopysimaginaryfriend Mon 18-Apr-16 20:50:42

You obviously care about your husband and your baby or you would not be asking this question.

If you have no one with you to talk to please contact the Samaritans, they won't judge they will just listen.

Rpj16 Mon 18-Apr-16 20:51:51

You're not alone, whatever happens there is always someone somewhere who cares about you and every moment passes. Whatever the matter is, just try and look past it. We don't know the details, but please don't think that this is the answer. Can you talk to your folks? Or call Samaritans like the PP said. They will help x

Whenwillwe3meetagain Mon 18-Apr-16 20:52:06

Did you feel like this prior to pregnancy?
Having my son was the best thing I ever did - think about the magical day you will meet your child.

YetAnotherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Apr-16 20:52:21

Hello Rachel, we are really sorry to hear you are feeling this way.

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zaza86 Mon 18-Apr-16 20:52:40

As above, you clearly care otherwise you wouldn't have come on here to talk. Take the above advice and talk to someone. Or talk to us - can you explain why you feel this way? That baby has so much to look forward to - as do you.

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Mon 18-Apr-16 21:54:26

Anti natal depression is a very real thing and you need help. I know that when you reach the stage of wanting to kill yourself it's hard to see another way, but you still have that bit of you that cares if your baby lives and cares about your DH.

I know it feels logical, but what you're thinking and how you're thinking is being skewed by depression.

I know when you reach this stage it can be hard to reach out, so if you can't talk to your DH, try calling or emailing the Samaritans, or call 111 for medical advice. If you think you can hang on, make one promise to yourself to go and see your GP first thing tomorrow.

Things can get better, honestly they can. Your baby needs you. It won't survive if you kill yourself. Please talk to someone in RL.

SurroMummy13 Tue 19-Apr-16 04:02:13

It's unlikely the baby would survive.

I went through the same thought process throughout my pregnancy. But so glad I didn't. My daughter is 3 and although drives me mad. She's
Happy and healthy.

Try to be practical, write down in a few words what each negative issue is that's getting to you.

Then write a positive way you could try and resolve each particular issue

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