Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), previously called hyaline membrane disease (HMD), is a newborn health condition characterized by breathing difficulty. It occurs when a baby’s body does not produce enough of a lung-lubricating substance called surfactant. Babies with RDS have trouble expanding their lungs, which can make it difficult for them to take in oxygen and…
Learn the facts of this very serious infection and why it is critical for every pregnant woman to be tested for group B strep.
Newborns are particularly susceptible to infections and meningitis due to their fragile immune systems. A timely diagnosis and proper treatment is critical in order to avoid devastating injuries.