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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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org) compiles information about newborn screening for families and health professionals, including ways for parents to become involved and add their voice to the newborn screening conversation.
Over a third (38%) of those surveyed stated that a gift for a newborn must be comfortable.
Most deaths due to infection could be averted through simple preventive measures, such as improving hygiene and ensuring curative care is available to sick newborns," says Joy Riggs-Perla, Director of Save the Children's Saving Newborn Lives program.
The panel discussion will put forward the case for service integration and provide a platform for thought-provoking debate on both the critical issues and the opportunities that can be mobilised to ensure efforts to reduce maternal and newborn mortality remain a top priority.
Department of Health and Human Services and the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children recommend that every state screen newborn infants for SCID, among other genetic, endocrine and metabolic disorders.
The research is led by Professor Joy Lawn, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Save the Children, UK, with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta at the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, and the Aga Khan University, Pakistan, in collaboration with more than 54 experts from 28 institutions in 17 countries, and provides the evidence base and foundation for the forthcoming Every Newborn Action Plan, an evidence-based roadmap towards care for every woman, and a healthy start for every newborn baby, which will be launched in June 2014.
They said that according to PDHS 2006-07, newborn sepsis constitutes 30% of newborn mortality.
The Speakers added that the current WHO guideline for management of newborn infection is injectable antibiotics in a hospital.
Only 6% of the hospitals (31% of private and 2% of public facilities) had provided newborn circumcision in 2010.
The above definitions and associated implications of the concept of treatability suggest some of the complexity of the concept of treatability but, nonetheless, do not speak to many other fundamental aspects of this topic--especially as applied to newborn screening.
The six countries highlighted in the report had an average reduction of 29 percent in newborn deaths over the past decade.
Tere Vasquez of Sylmar and her newborn son, Richard, receive a handmade blanket from members of a knitting group at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.