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  • Newborn Screening Tests for Parents


    Newborn screening tests look for health conditions that aren't apparent at birth. Find out which tests are done.

  • Medical Care and Your Newborn for Parents


    By the time you hold your new baby for the first time, you've probably chosen your little one's doctor. Learn about your newborn's medical care.

  • The First Day of Life for Parents


    Your baby's here! Find out what to expect on that special day first day of life.

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) for Parents


    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disorder caused by a defect in the enzyme that breaks down an amino acid. PKU is treatable when it is found early.

  • Jaundice in Newborns for Parents


    Jaundice is when a baby has yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. Most types of jaundice go away on their own.

  • Your Newborn's Growth for Parents


    A newborn's growth and development is measured from the moment of birth. Find out if your baby's size is normal, and what to expect as your baby grows.

  • Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN) for Parents


    For some newborns, the first few breaths of life may be faster and more labored than normal because of a lung condition called transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).

  • A to Z: Drug Withdrawal, Newborn for Parents


    Newborn babies who were exposed to drugs or alcohol while in the womb can develop this syndrome after birth. Learn about it here.

  • 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.

  • 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.