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birth weight

in humans, the first weight of an infant obtained within less than the first 60 completed minutes after birth; a full-size infant is one weighing 2500 g or more; a low birth weight is less than 2500 g.; very low birth weight is less than 1500 g.; and extremely low birth weight is less than 1000 g.

birth weight

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birthweight

(bûrth′wāt′)
n.
The weight of an infant at birth.

birth weight

The weight of a newborn child which, in the US, averages 3.2 kg at 37-week/term

birth weight

The weight of a newborn child which, in the US, averages 3.2 kg at 37-wk/term. See Low-birth weight, Very low-birth weight.

birth weight

(bĭrth wāt)
In humans, the first weight of an infant obtained within less than the first 60 completed minutes after birth; a full-size infant weighs 2500 g or more; low birth weight is less than 2500 g.

birth weight

(bĭrth wāt)
In humans, the first weight of an infant obtained within less than the first 60 completed minutes after birth; a full-size infant is one weighing 2500 g or more; a low birth weight is less than 2500 g.; very low birth weight is less than 1500 g.; and extremely low birth weight is less than 1000 g.

Patient discussion about birth weight

Q. what is the normal weight of a baby? what does it say if one weights less or more than the normal ?

A. Here is a site I use very often, and this is the page concerning infants' growth and development. Because it's a statistical measure changing from different ages and races, you might find an answer there. It's all videos of pediatricians lectures:
http://www.drmdk.com/html/growth_and_development.html


Q. what is the right weight for a baby who just has been norn to weight ?

A. The average weight for a newborn is 2.5 - 4 kilos. A baby that weighs less than 2.5 kilos is considered 'small for gestational age' and a baby that is born over 4 kilos is considererd 'large for gestational age'.

Q. How to loss weight like a diet with tea,pills or other kind of healthy thing.

A. drink 8 oz of warm water with 1 tablespoon of lemon... first thing in the morning

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An explanation for this may be that macrosomic neonates are commonly delivered via caesarean section, whereas normal vaginal and instrumental deliveries are more frequent in the other two groups.
Our finding that the risk of shoulder dystocia was higher among macrosomic neonates is consistent with the above-mentioned studies, but we did not find an association between diabetes and shoulder dystocia.
Macrosomic neonates had a lower arterial cord pH, pO2, and Apgar score at 5 minutes and a higher pCO2 compared with the neonates of the other groups.
Conclusions: The frequency of neonatal and maternal complications associated with the birth of macrosomic neonates are not significantly different between GDM and non-GDM mothers.
This value is consistent with the frequency reported by Berard (19%), a study that evaluated mothers of one hundred macrosomic neonates for GDM.9