Information About Apnea of Prematurity

Apnea is a medical term that means a baby has stopped breathing. Apnea of prematurity is fairly common in preemies. Doctors usually diagnose the condition before the mother and baby are discharged from the hospital, and the apnea usually goes away on its own as the infant matures. Once apnea of prematurity goes away, it does not come back.



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