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.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Parents
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the use of a machine to do the work that the heart and lungs normally do.
Galactosemia for Parents
Some babies are born with the metabolic disorder glactosemia. They must drink soy-based formula instead of breast milk or a cow's milk-based formula.
Group B Strep and Pregnancy for Parents
Women who have this common but potentially dangerous bacteria while pregnant receive antibiotics during labor to avoid passing the bacteria onto their babies.
Newborn Health Conditions - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Learn about health conditions, like jaundice, that newborns can have.
Listeria Infections for Parents
Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating contaminated food. It mostly affects pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Here's how to protect your family.
Hib Disease (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) for Parents
Hib disease can cause serious illnesses like meningitis and pneumonia. To protect kids from this bacterial infection, they should receive the Hib vaccine as infants.
Blood Culture for Parents
A blood culture is a test that looks for germs (such as bacteria or fungi) in the blood.
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.
Whether you just found out that you're expecting or your due date is fast approaching, find out what you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth, and preparing for parenthood.