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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
Premature infants, known as preemies, come into the world earlier than full-term infants.
They have many special needs that make their care different from other babies.
Babies who are born prematurely or who experience respiratory problems shortly after
birth are at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), sometimes called chronic lung
Find out what the experts have to say.
This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second.
Often, kids who have a stroke can learn to use their arms and legs and speak again
through brain retraining.
If you're about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some
preparation and planning, you'll be ready.
Some women are more likely than others to go into labor early. Find out what doctors
can do to help prevent or delay early labor.
Sepsis is a serious infection usually caused when bacteria make toxins that cause
the immune system to attack the body's own organs and tissues.
Intrauterine growth restriction is when a baby in the womb doesn't grow at the expected
rate during the pregnancy. Women with IUGR should eat a healthy diet; get enough sleep;
and avoid alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
Meconium aspiration can happen before, during, or after labor and delivery when a
newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid. Although it can be serious,
most cases are not.