Neonatal Sepsis Risk Factors

What are the risk factors that lead to this condition? Are you at risk of getting Neonatal Sepsis? Below you'll find information on each of the known risk factors for this condition.

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Neonatal Sepsis Risks


The following factors increase your child's chance of developing neonatal sepsis:

  • Baby is born more than three weeks before your due date (premature)
  • Going into labor more than three weeks before your due date
  • Baby is in distress before being born
  • Baby has a very low birth weight
  • Baby has a bowel movement before being born, and fetal stool is in the uterus
  • Amniotic fluid surrounding the baby has a bad smell, or the baby has a bad smell right after being born

Male babies are at greater risk for neonatal sepsis than female babies.



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