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Are there any risks in receiving a surfactant?

Surfactants can result in serious side effects, but the medications are necessary for your baby to be able breathe on his own. Your baby will be monitored very closely in the hospital for any signs of problems. You can also help limit this risk by asking your doctor for clear instructions on how to safely handle your baby.

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