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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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High-income countries have an average newborn mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand live births) of just three.
The Model for Implementing Evidence Based Practice (Rosswurm & Larrabee, 1999) was the framework used to conduct this QI project in the newborn nursery.
There are three parts to newborn screening: the three parts include a blood test, a hearing test, and a pulse oximetry test.
Earlier, the health department made it a policy for all newborn babies to undergo the mandatory expanded newborn screening primarily geared towards identifying possible congenital diseases that might affect the growth of the child.
Suspicion for encephalopathy might be triggered by any of a large number of newborn behaviors: lethargy, decreased activity, hypotonia, weak suck or incomplete Moro reflexes, constricted pupils, bradycardia, periodic breathing or apnea, hyperalertness, or irritability.
North America holds the largest share for newborn screening market due to growing prevalence and awareness of neonatal disorders, followed by Europe due to advancement in healthcare industry and expanded government support.
As the health of mothers and their children are inextricably linked - biologically, socially, and through health systems - integrated care systems that use innovative approaches are desperately needed across the full range of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child healthcare.
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.
Speakers said that the current WHO guideline for management of newborn infection is injectable antibiotics in a hospital.
In addition to suggesting that currently practicing doctors and nurses be offered training on how to perform newborn circumcision and provide postsurgical care, they recommend that newborn circumcision be incorporated into medical and nursing school curricula and that government stakeholders be educated about the potential benefits of the procedure.
Assessing the health benefits and return on investment of newborn screening has its challenges, given the diversity of conditions and their varying outcomes.
The newborn was found in a plastic bag and tied with the umbilical cord in a garbage bin.