Provide information. There are some forms of hd that occur in familities and that may be the case here. A full term child should pass meconium(first stool) within 48 hours. If not, baby should be evaluated for hd. In preemies, on 80% pass stool at 48hours so it may be less likely. Also, rarely to preemies have hd-unkonwn why. However, you must tell your doc about this history so he/she can consider this if issues a.
Be prepaired. Hd has a 4% recurrence risk for sibs of a known cast and about 6% of new cases have some positive family history.That said, 80% are thought to represent new mutations. Being aware of presenting symptoms;not passing stool within 24hrs of birth, abdominal distension, vomiting, etc. Can help you be prepared for the possibility & share the suspicion with treating personnel.