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Early Intervention

Early Intervention

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The CDC wants you to know that it is important to remember that babies with birth defects who ...
What is hydronephrosis?

What is hydronephrosis?

The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and extra fluid. The kidneys filter out waste and deposit it in urine. Urine flows ...

What is a nuchal cord or loop?

Sometimes the umbilical cord may become wrapped around a part of a developing baby’s body. This is most often found around the baby’s neck and happens ...

PUPPP or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques

You thought when you got that pregnancy acne under control that you were good to go. And the overall itchiness of your stretching skin has been manage ...
Meconium aspiration

Meconium aspiration

Meconium is the stuff that first poops are made of. It’s greenish-black, sticky and tar-like, but may be treated as gold because it shows that the ...

In the NICU – How does C-PAP differ from a ventilator?

Some premature babies are put on C-PAP to help them breathe. Others are on a ventilator.  What’s the difference? In C-PAP (continuous positive airw ...