low-birth-weight baby


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an infant born weighing less than 5.5 pounds (2500 grams) regardless of gestational age

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In addition, when an extremely low-birth-weight baby is delivered by caesarean section there is an increased likelihood of a midline uterine incision being necessary.
We have tested the hypothesis that residents in a zip code that contains a PCB hazardous waste site or abuts a body of water contaminated with PCBs are at increased risk of giving birth to a low-birth-weight baby. We used the birth registry of the New York State Vital Statistics to identify all births between 1994 and 2000 in New York State except for New York City.
In a study of roughly 8,700 Danish women, seven percent of those who consumed no seafood--but only two percent of those who ate fish at least once a week--had a preterm or low-birth-weight baby.
Previous studies have shown that periodontal disease may increase a woman's risk of delivering a pre-term, low-birth-weight baby.
Some studies have shown that as women grow older, they run a greater risk of miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects, having a low-birth-weight baby, and other complications.
If this program were adopted nationally, it would save between $14,000 and $30,000 for every low-birth-weight baby avoided.
Woman who smoked over one pack a day were 2.5 times as likely to have a low-birth-weight baby; if less than a pack a day, the increase was 1.8.
Low-income women who suffer from chronic psychosocial stress are at increased risk of having a low-birth-weight baby, according to findings from a study of Illinois welfare recipients.
Not only were women with surgically repaired congenital heart disease at increased risk of symptomatic arrhythmias during pregnancy, they were also more likely to have a low-birth-weight baby, added Dr.
Obese patients should be advised to lose weight before pregnancy, and underweight women should be advised of their potential for infertility and risk for delivering a low-birth-weight baby. They should be encouraged to gain weight as needed.
Women who douche frequently--and then become pregnant--appear more likely to have a low-birth-weight baby than women who don't douche, a new study shows.
natives to have a low-birth-weight baby, but analyses of national data show that the association varies by race or ethnicity and by educational level.
Women should also be advised about the importance of pregnancy spacing; those who conceive within 6 months of a previous delivery are at grater risk of delivering a low-birth-weight baby and of having a baby who dies of SIDS.
Compared with women reporting no partner violence, those reporting any had nearly twice the odds of having a low-birth-weight baby or preterm delivery (odds ratios, 1.7 and 1.6, respectively), more than twice the odds of bearing a very low birth weight infant (2.5) and more than three times the odds of having a baby who was very preterm or who died a short time after birth (3.7 and 3.5).