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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 problem was initially identified by nurses who were confused as to which newborns to screen and what type of treatment providers would choose when a newborn was diagnosed with hyperbilirubinemia.
People who are elderly, or unhealthy, have heart conditions, not their seemingly healthy newborn baby, Deacon.
Using the relatively under-used, innovative technique of ring mapping, the Atlas shows deprivations and underlying contributing factors of immunisation and newborn deaths across and within countries in the region, a press release said on Thursday.
For all newborns with suspected encephalopathy, the placenta should be sent to pathology for histologic study.
Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, executive chair of WISH, said: "This special WISH policy briefing aims to build the case for integrating policies and services in ways that improve the quality and accessibility of care for mothers and newborns.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- Speakers have urged to take effectives steps to control high rate of newborn mortality in the country as it constitutes around two third of under 5 child deaths in Pakistan.
Using tandem mass spectrometry for metabolic disease screening among newborns.
Currently, more than 90% of newborns in the United States receive this expanded panel of almost 30 conditions, and several organizations are working toward having it adopted in all 50 states.
A central and fascinating aspect of newborn screening is the concept of 'treatability'.
Understanding newborn behavior & early relationships; the newborn behavioral observations (NBO) system handbook.