Necrotizing Enterocolitis risks
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Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a fairly common congenital heart defect that is seen in about 3,000 newborns every year in the U.S. (Cleveland Clinic). It occurs when a temporary blood vessel, called the ductus arteriosus, does not close...
Birth is considered premature, or preterm, when it occurs before 37 weeks of gestation (development time in the womb). Normal, full-term gestation is 37 to 42 weeks. Those final weeks in the womb are crucial for healthy weight gain and development...