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1. recently born; called also neonatal.
postmature newborn (post-term newborn) post-term infant.
premature newborn (preterm newborn) preterm infant.


Relating to the period immediately succeeding birth and continuing through the first 28 days of extrauterine life.
Synonym(s): newborn
[neo- + L. natalis, relating to birth]


/new·born/ (noo´born″)
1. recently born.


(no͞o′bôrn′, nyo͞o′-)
Very recently born: a newborn baby.
A neonate.


Etymology: AS, niwe, new, boren, to bear
a human infant from the time of birth through the 28th day of life. At birth, the gestational age and birth weight are assessed and the newborn classified accordingly, for example, large for gestational age, preterm (premature), or low birth weight. Also called neonate, newborn infant.


Relating to the period immediately succeeding birth and continuing through the first 28 days of life.
Synonym(s): newborn.
[neo- + L. natalis, relating to birth]


A newborn infant.
Synonym(s): newborn.
[neo- + L. natus, born, fr. nascor, to be born]

Patient discussion about newborn

Q. Should I vaccinate my newborn against Hepatitis B? I am 9 months pregnant and am expecting to give birth anytime soon. I understood that my newborn will receive a vaccine against Hepatitis B in the hospital. Why is this so?

A. because this is bullshit! Hey! Wake up! the lymph system of your baby will only be "ready and finished" after three years! so how should your baby manage a toxic vaccination? do you know what they put in the vaccination? they put hepatitis B pathogens/virus with the hope that your baby will be able to build an anti-hepatitis B pathogen and so manage itself in the future hepatitis B! how should your baby do that, when his lymph-system just started to develop itself and will only be ready in three years? please read in the links i send to you:

before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:

at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

Q. Is there a bigger risk of autism for the newborn in twin pregnancy?

A. thanks Dominicus!
you're great...

Q. I gave birth a short while ago, and since then I just can't stand my husband. is that normal? It's very strange, because we used to be such a great couple but since the baby came into our lives, I am tired all the time, and basicaaly every thing he does gets me so annoyed. Could it be the hormones? will we get back to how we used to? (This is a great site - I feel I can finally ask questions I was too ashamed to ask my family and friends :)

A. you are tiered. it's normal. if you get more then 2 hours a night sleep you are lucky. when i'm tired i am annoyed. very natural. you can add the hormones- and you get couple of weeks of wife was unbearable after birth.

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The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorder in Newborns and Children through the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services discusses a number of topics related to newborn screening, including additions to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP).
Each British newborn receives an average of [pounds sterling]252 in gifts with fashionable baby clothes now more popular than Moses baskets, rattles and books
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giving antibiotic regimens with fewer injections to newborns with severe infections - such as pneumonia and sepsis - in lower income countries is as effective as the standard course of twice daily injections over the course of a week, according to research conducted in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, and Democratic Republic of Congo.
The briefing will also provide five recommendations for healthcare stakeholders who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and newborns.
Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns.
Our research shows that three million lives can be saved by 2025 if achievable interventions are scaled up to nearly universal coverage, and improving care at the time of birth gives a triple return on investment saving mothers, newborns and stillbirths.
To prevent death due to infection access to clean delivery by skilled birth attendants is needed, said while addressing a seminar entitled "Simplified Antibiotic Treatment Trial (SATT)2 for Management of Neonatal Sepsis organized by the Save the Children and Advocacy and Advisory Network for Newborns (AANN).
Both mean birthweight and the proportion of newborns weighing more than 4000g and 4500g have increased during the past decades.
In the United States, for example, more than four million newborns are screened shortly after birth for one or more genetic diseases, in addition to screening for non-genetic conditions.
The progress of these six African countries demonstrates that even the world's poorest countries can look after their newborns, their most vulnerable citizens," said Francicso Songane, MD, director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
The group of knitters recently brought their talents to Providence, making blankets for people battling cancer and mothers welcoming newborns into the world.
1) The debate about justification for screening newborns for cystic fibrosis (CF) continues; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individual states consider planning and implementing newborn screening for CF with consideration for the magnitude of benefits, cost, and the need to minimize risks.