Apnea of Prematurity

Apnea is a problem in which a baby temporarily stops breathing while sleeping or resting. Many newborns have short pauses in their breathing (less than 20 seconds). But a baby is said to have apnea if he or she stops breathing for at least 20 seconds, or has a slowed heart rate (bradycardia), or has a bluish color to the skin with a shorter pause in breathing. Periods of apnea may be accompanied by bradycardia and these events are called “spells” or “alarms.”

Find a Clinician Find a Practice Request for Proposal