What are the most common complications my multiple birth infants will
Babies born prematurely frequently experience problems coordinating the sucking, swallowing, and breathing process which may mean the infant requires a feeding tube. Other medical complications of multiple births include jaundice, breathing problems requiring intubation or surfactant treatment for lungs, and blood transfusions.
Although not as frequent,
more serious complications such as intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH),
periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), retinopathy
of prematurity (ROP), and infection can occur especially if delivery is
before 30 weeks.
The NICU Notebook is available for purchase in the MOST Supertwins store.
MOST is also proud to offer Your Premature Baby by Frank Manginello, MD and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, M.Ed.
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