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1. recently born; called also neonatal.
postmature newborn (post-term newborn) post-term infant.
premature newborn (preterm newborn) preterm infant.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Of or relating to a newborn infant or to the first 28 days of an infant's life: neonatal care.

ne′o·na′tal·ly adv.
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adjective Referring to the newborn period, by convention, the first 4 wks after birth
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Pertaining to a new-born baby.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005


(of newborn offspring, particularly human) the first month of independent life.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005


Describes babies just after they are born.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Relating to period immediately after birth through first 28 days of extrauterine life.
[neo- + L. natalis, relating to birth]
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Patient discussion about neonatal

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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This report focuses on the global Neonatal and Infantcare Products status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players.
Out of 137 doctors' 98 (71.5%) had > 2 years of experience in pediatrics and (72,52.5%) had highest postgraduate qualification (FCPS) followed by diploma who delivered neonatal resuscitation.
Which of the following is the internationally recommended treatment for neonatal hypotension?
Work is currently underway to create a new obstetric theatre and expand the neonatal unit in a PS5.6m project due for completion in autumn.
She has supported many Teesside families through their stay in the neonatal unit.
The prevalence of neonatal sepsis in India is estimated to be 36-55%7.
It also meets the highest neonatal standards, and offers significantly improved facilities for both the families of the babies and staff.
Speaking ahead of a visit to the neonatal ward later today, Mr Gething said the changes would allow the health board to increase the number of births which can be treated at Singleton from the end of July 2019.
Family history was significant with the occurrence of same skin lesions in a baby girl developed on second day of life and then death of that girl in the neonatal period.
She said the first 28 days of life - the neonatal period - was the most vulnerable time for a child's survival, and noted that Nigeria ranked high in neonatal deaths.
Neonatal sepsis (NS) is a major cause of neonatal admissions to hospital and neonatal mortality in both developed and developing countries.1 In India, 30 out of 1000 births are victims of NS and 19% of all neonatal deaths are contributed by it.2 On comparison with the developed countries, NS is three times more prevalent in developing countries including Pakistan.3
Unfortunately, despite great efforts, worldwide neonatal mortality rate (NMR) could be decreased from 33/1000 live births to 22/1000 live births, with a reduction of 40% (5).