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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How Will I Know if My Child Has Trouble Hearing? for Parents


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Meconium Aspiration 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tetanus for Parents


    Tetanus (also called lockjaw) is a preventable disease that affects the muscles and nerves, usually due to a contaminated wound.