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  • Why Are Babies Born Early? for Parents


    Many things can cause a baby to be born early or with health problems. Some of these things can be controlled, but others can’t. Find out what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy.

  • 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.

  • Preventing Premature Birth Content List - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Babies who are born premature - before 37 weeks of pregnancy - can have health problems that last their whole lives. Learn ways to prevent early labor and have a healthy pregnancy.

  • 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.

  • Taking Care of Your Body - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Taking care of yourself is an important part of having a healthy pregnancy.

  • Healthy Pregnancy Q&A - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Have a question about pregnancy? Find answers here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Liver Tumors for Parents


    Tumors happen when cells form a mass or growth. Liver tumors can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

  • Hydrocephalus for Parents


    Often called "water on the brain," hydrocephalus can cause babies' and young children's heads to swell to make room for excess cerebrospinal fluid. Learn how this condition is managed.