From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.
Apnea is a term for the absence of breathing for more than 20 seconds. It is most common in premature babies.
Meconium aspiration occurs when a baby breathes in amniotic fluid containing meconium.
A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered premature, that is, born before complete maturity.