Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Screening and Prevention

Taking steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy might prevent your newborn from being born before his or her lungs have fully developed. Your doctor may also give you injections of a corticosteroid medicine if he or she thinks you may give birth too early. This medicine can speed up development of the lungs, brain, and kidneys in your baby and surfactant production.

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  • Syndication ID: 18754
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 02:26 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:59 AM


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