Here’s How to Protect Your Baby Against Dangerous BPD

Hey, listen up! If you or someone you love is going to have a baby, I know you’ve already got a ton of stuff on your mind.

But you need to take GREAT CARE to check out this highly important safety information about bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a very serious condition affecting the lungs of newborns and babies.

The vast majority of BPD babies tend to be born about two and a half weeks or more prior to their due dates; at birth, they can weigh under two pounds and have severe, moderate, or mild breathing problems, which may require oxygen, or a ventilator.

As you might imagine, when these preemies are born, since their lungs and other organs aren’t fully developed, they’re prone to developing all sorts of infections and serious conditions such as BPD. If they do survive, they may develop additional lung problems as adults—that’s IF they survive.

So here’s what you and your loved one can do to help ensure you and your baby are healthy:

  • Have regular consultations with your doctor and follow his/her advice
  • Eat a diet that is chock-full of whole foods, including lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Never smoke (anything) and avoid unlawful drugs and alcohol
  • Take great care to manage your own health—especially if you have a chronic condition
  • Avoid germs that can cause infections
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Exercise and manage stress
  • Find a safe and enjoyable hobby that you love to increase your sense of well-being
  • Get plenty of rest

Are you the parent of a child who has, or had, BPD? If so, please share your experiences with us. The BPD community needs to hear from you.

Alisha Stone

Alisha Stone

Alisha Stone has a BA in psychology and is dedicated to improving the lives of others living with chronic illnesses.

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