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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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.