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What are the risk of Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

Other Diseases By Editorial Team , National Institute of Health / Jul 11, 2011
What are the risk of Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

Certain factors may increase the risk that your infant will develop respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Read to know more!

Certain factors may increase the risk that your infant will develop respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). These factors include:

  • Premature delivery. The earlier your baby is born, the greater his or her risk for RDS. Most cases of RDS occur in babies born before 28 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Stress during your baby's delivery, especially if you lose a lot of blood (hemorrhage).
  • Infection.
  • Your having diabetes

Your baby also is at greater risk for RDS if you require an emergency cesarean delivery (C-section) before your baby is full term. You may need an emergency C-section because of a condition, such as a detached placenta, that puts you or your infant at risk.


Planned C-sections that occur before babies' lungs have fully matured also can increase the risk of RDS. Your doctor can do tests before delivery that can show whether it's likely that your baby's lungs are fully developed. These tests assess the age of the fetus or lung maturity.

 

 

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