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  • Apnea of Prematurity

    Apnea of Prematurity What is apnea of prematurity? Apnea is a term for the absence of breathing for more than 20 seconds. It can occur in full-term babies, but is more common in premature babies. The...

  • The Respiratory System in Babies

    The Respiratory System in Babies Click Image to Enlarge What is respiration? Respiration is the act of breathing: Inhaling (inspiration). Taking in oxygen. Exhaling (expiration). Giving off carbon di...

  • Pneumothorax

    Pneumothorax What is pneumothorax? Pneumothorax is a lung disorder in which air in the lungs leaks out through holes in the lung tissue into the spaces outside the lung airways. Pneumothorax is one t...

  • Chronic Lung Disease

    Chronic Lung Disease What is chronic lung disease? Chronic lung disease (CLD) is a general term for long-term respiratory problems in premature babies. It is also known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia ...

  • Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn

    Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn What is transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN)? Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birt...

  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

    Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension What is persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)? Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is also known as persistent fetal circulation. In this condition, a newbor...

  • Meconium Aspiration

    Meconium Aspiration What is meconium aspiration? Meconium aspiration occurs when a baby breathes in amniotic fluid containing meconium (the baby's first stools). What causes meconium aspiration? Befo...

  • Sex During Pregnancy

    Sex During Pregnancy Considerations regarding sex during pregnancy: In most cases, sex during pregnancy is safe. In fact, with your health care provider's approval, sexual relations can continue unti...