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.
Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Newborns for Parents
An intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is bleeding in and around the brain’s ventricles. Most babies with a mild IVH do well.
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).
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) for Parents
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.