Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD): Prevention
Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
Taking steps to ensure a healthy might prevent your infant from being born before his or her have fully developed. These steps include:Seeing your doctor regularly during your Following a healthy diet Not smoking and avoiding tobacco smoke, alcohol, and illegal drugs Controlling any ongoing medical conditions you have Preventing
If your doctor thinks that you’re going to give birth too early, he or she may give you of a corticosteroid medicine.
The medicine can speed up surfactant production in your baby. Surfactant is a liquid that coats the inside of the . It helps keep them open so your infant can breathe in air once he or she is born.
Usually, within about 24 hours of your taking this medicine, the baby’s start making enough surfactant. This will reduce the infant’s risk of (RDS), which can lead to bronchopulmonary…