Transient tachypnea of the newborn
Transient tachypnea of the newborn is a respiratory problem that can be seen in the newborn shortly after delivery. It is a common cause of respiratory distress in term neonates and is likely due to retained lung fluid. It is most often seen in 35+ week gestation babies who are delivered by cesarean section. Symptoms may include rapid breathing, grunting, and cyanosis. Treatment typically involves oxygen therapy to help the baby breathe more easily, and in some cases, a short course of antibiotics to prevent or treat any infections. Usually, the condition resolves over 24-48 hours.