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.
- Q At what point in my pregnancy do I start counting my baby's kicks?
- Q How does a non-stress test measure a fetus's heart rate?
- Q What is intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)?
- Q During pregnancy, when will I start feeling my baby move?
- Q When does the fetus develop reflexes?
- Q Can exposure to loud noises damage an unborn baby's hearing?