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Overview of Perinatal Problems

By Eric Gibson, MD, Associate Professor, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine;Attending Physician, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University;Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children ; Ursula Nawab, MD, Associate Medical Director, Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit and Attending Neonatologist, Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Extensive physiologic changes accompany the birth process, sometimes unmasking conditions that posed no problem during intrauterine life. For that reason, a person with neonatal resuscitation skills must attend each birth.

Gestational age (see Gestational Age) and growth parameters (see Growth Parameters in Neonates) help identify the risk of neonatal pathology.

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