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10 minutes old with slight retraction and rapid breathing. Bad sign?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Not necessarily

Just after a baby is born it can be quite common to develop fast breathing due to retained amniotic fluid.
If this is the case, the breathing usually improves in the 1st 24 hours. However, there are many other causes of this that would be explored if it persists past 24 hours, or is associated with oxygen desaturation and distress.

In brief: Not necessarily

Just after a baby is born it can be quite common to develop fast breathing due to retained amniotic fluid.
If this is the case, the breathing usually improves in the 1st 24 hours. However, there are many other causes of this that would be explored if it persists past 24 hours, or is associated with oxygen desaturation and distress.
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