Apnea

Apnea in Children

By JustMommies

Apnea occurs when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer or if she has a pause in breathing accompanied by a drop in heart rate or appears blue in color. It is normal to have pauses in breathing but when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer it can be a life-threatening situation. » Read more

Apnea and Bradycardia in Preemies

When a baby is born premature, her lungs and the part of her brain that controls breathing are not fully mature.  A preemie cannot control breathing like a full term baby can.  Instead of having a regular constant breathing pattern, preemies tend to take big breaths of air followed by shallow breathing or pauses in breathing.  A preemie may be diagnosed with » Read more