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for the baby to inhale oxygen properly, and the baby breathes faster and harder to get enough oxygen into the lungs. Causes of TTN TTN, also called "wet lungs" or type II respiratory distress syndrome, usually can be diagnosed in the hours after birth. It's not possible to detect before the birth whether a child will have it. TTN can occur in both preemies (because their lungs are not yet fully developed) and full-term babies. Newborns at higher risk for TTN include those who are: delivered by cesarean section (C-section) born to mothers with diabetes born to mothers with asthma small for gestational age (small at birth) During vaginal births, especially with full-term babies, the pressure of passing through the birth canal squeezes some of the fluid out of the lungs. Hormonal changes during labor may also lead to absorption of some of the fluid. Babies who are small or premature or who are delivered via rapid vaginal deliveries or C-section don't undergo the usual squeezing and hormone changes of a vaginal birth. So they tend to have more fluid than normal in their lungs when they take their first breaths. Symptoms of TTN include: rapid, labored breathing (tachypnea) of more than 60 breaths a minute, grunting or moaning sounds when the
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