Fetal Development Basics & Pregnancy

How do doctors know if the unborn baby has breathing problems?

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  • ALouise Sivak, Pediatrics, answered

    Breathing problems will not become apparent until the infant does in fact start to breathe air. Prenatal ultrasound can detect some structural heart problems in the unborn child, and some of these may secondarily affect the lungs and/or cause respiratory problems in their own right.

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