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  • Omphalocele for Parents


    A baby born with an omphalocele has an opening where the umbilical cord goes into the belly. Some openings close on their own, but many need treatment, including surgery.

  • Health Problems of Preemies for Parents


    Sometimes premature babies are born with health problems. Learn more about some of those problems here.

  • Caring for a Seriously or Chronically Ill Child for Parents


    Coping and advice for parents caring for a child with a serious or long-term illness.

  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome for Parents


    Sometimes when babies are born premature, they have trouble breathing. This can be caused by respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Learn what RDS is, and how babies can be helped.

  • Gastroschisis for Parents


    Gastroschisis is when a baby is born with the intestines, and sometimes other organs, sticking out through a hole in the belly wall near the umbilical cord.

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) for Parents


    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.

  • Newborn Health Conditions for Parents


    Learn about health conditions, like jaundice, that newborns can have.

  • Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN) for Parents


    For some newborns, the first few breaths of life may be faster and more labored than normal because of a lung condition called transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).

  • Preventing Premature Birth Content List for Parents


    Babies who are born premature - before 37 weeks of pregnancy - can have health problems that last their whole lives. Learn ways to prevent early labor and have a healthy pregnancy.

  • Flat Head Syndrome (Positional Plagiocephaly) for Parents


    Babies can develop a flat spot on the back of their heads, usually from sleeping in the same position too long. Alternating your baby's sleep position and providing lots of "tummy time" can help.