Weight and Growth Problems
Babies in this category include those born prematurely, as well as those born past the normal length of pregnancy.
Respiratory Disorders
Premature infants often have respiratory difficulties. Some are caused by underdeveloped lungs.
Blood Disorders
Incompatibility of blood types is a common blood disorder in newborns, as are jaundice and problems with blood sugar and calcium.
Heart Disorders
Most heart disorders in newborns have no known cause. Some disorders can be managed with medicines, but others require surgery.
Fever and Infections
Fever and infections in a newborn can be serious. Learn about RSV, thrush, cytomegalovirus, group B streptococcus, and HIV.
Other Conditions
These conditions include SIDS, blood sugar disorders, hearing loss, and fetal alcohol syndrome.