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1.Common Diagnoses in the NICU
Learn about common NICU conditions, what causes them, how they're diagnosed, how they're treated, and how long babies might stay in the unit.
2.When Your Baby's in the NICU
The neonatal intensive care unit may seem like a foreign place, but understanding what goes on there can help reduce your fears. Here's how to familiarize yourself with the NICU.
3.Apnea of Prematurity
Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is a condition in which premature infants stop breathing for 15 to 20 seconds during sleep. It's frightening while it's happening, but AOP usually goes away on its own as a baby matures.
4.Taking Your Preemie Home
If you're about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you'll be ready.
5.A Primer on Preemies
Premature infants, known as preemies, come into the world earlier than full-term infants and have many special needs that make their care different from that of other babies.
6.Preparing for Multiple Births
What's responsible for the dramatic rise in multiple births over the past two decades? And how should you prepare for your own multiple birth experience?
7.Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
Babies who are born prematurely or who experience respiratory problems shortly after birth are at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), sometimes called chronic lung disease.
8.Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services
Where you choose to give birth is an important decision. Is a hospital or a birth center right for you? Knowing the facts can help you make your decision.
9.When Your Baby Is Born With a Health Problem
If you're expecting a baby, it's important to understand that certain health problems and complications can't be prevented, no matter how smoothly the pregnancy goes.
10.Samala's Birth Story
By turns overwhelming, touching, and sometimes even humorous, the stories surrounding the birth of a baby become part of a family's folklore.
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