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.
When Your Baby’s Born Premature for Parents
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.
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.
How Will I Know if My Child Has Trouble Hearing? for Parents
Find out what the experts have to say.
Strokes for Parents
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.
Taking Your Preemie Home for Parents
If you're about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you'll be ready.
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) for Parents
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.
Sepsis for Parents
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.
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.
Treatments to Prevent Premature Birth for Parents
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.