Newborns and Neonatology 2 of 2

One in every 10 babies today is born prematurely--at less than 37 weeks of gestation. While these newborns face a variety of health problems, advances in neonatal care are giving them a better chance to grown and thrive. In this interview, you will learn about the special care infants receive in the neonatal intensive care unit and find out what pregnant women can do to improve their chances of having a healthy baby.

Part two of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Lifestyle issues for pregnant women
  • Smoking, alcohol and diet
  • Prenatal testing
  • Measurements at birth
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Birth defects
  • Folic acid
  • Neural tube defects
  • Environmental hazards for pregnancy

Dr. Cynthia Bearer, a pediatrician and head of neonatology at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. Dr. Bearer is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: January 25, 2013

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