low-birth-weight infant


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Noun1.low-birth-weight infant - an infant born weighing less than 5.5 pounds (2500 grams) regardless of gestational age; "a low-birth-weight infant is at risk for developing lack of oxygen during labor"
neonate, newborn, newborn baby, newborn infant - a baby from birth to four weeks
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Maternal psychological distress and parenting stress after the birth of a very low-birth-weight infant.
1) Intervention participants had 50% lower odds than controls of reporting second-hand smoke exposure before delivery, as well as reduced odds of having a very low-birth-weight infant or a very preterm delivery All trial participants reported that they did not smoke during pregnancy, and this report was corroborated for most by a test that detects a biomarker of tobacco exposure in saliva; results for this subgroup were similar to those for the overall sample.
We will then review the literature and evaluate what is best for both mother and baby when delivery of an extremely low-birth-weight infant is inevitable.
The material is organized around clinical problems in seven sections dealing with general consideration, the fetal patient, transition and stabilization, the low-birth-weight infant, the newborn infant, pharmacology, and post-nursery considerations.
68 times more likely to give birth to a low-birth-weight infant (one weighing less than 2,500 grams) than females who receive at least some care.
Immigrant women's risk of having a low-birth-weight infant is more closely related to their country of origin than to the characteristics of their new neighborhood, according to a study of recent immigrants to Canada.
One unit in a home in a Chicago suburb monitors the lungs of a low-birth-weight infant to guard against pneumonia.
The likelihood of having a preterm birth or a low-birth-weight infant are also positively associated with the number of cigarettes smoked daily.
TAMPA, FLA -- Decreased parasympathetic activity in low-birth-weight infant boys may explain their heightened risk for hyperactivity at age 30 months.
African-American women are twice as likely as white women to deliver a low-birth-weight infant (Goldenberg et al.
1) Overall, 13% of women who gave birth during the course of the study delivered a low-birth-weight infant, but the proportion was significantly elevated among those who reported a variety of stressors.
In addition, delivering a low-birth-weight infant was significantly associated with postpartum depression in 14 states.