Adjective "birthweight" definition and examples

(Birthweight may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbəːθweɪt/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The weight of a baby at birth.
  1. as modifier 'the high mortality of low birthweight children'
  2. 'The doctors I met on a professional visit in March pointed to a rising prevalence of anaemia in pregnant women and low birthweight babies.'
  3. 'Research also suggests teenage parents tend to have poorer ante-natal health, lower birthweight babies and higher infant mortality rates.'
  4. 'Such interventions have been reported to help pregnant women, for example, cope with stress and reduce the possibility of low birthweight babies.'
  5. 'A healthy weight gain is especially important if a woman is pregnant with twins or more, as multiples have a higher risk of preterm birth and low birthweight than singletons.'
  6. 'We found no evidence of elevated risk of coronary heart disease among lower birthweight infants who remained relatively lean into adulthood.'
  7. 'Infant factors available for analysis were presentation, multiple birth, gestational age, birth weight, birthweight percentile, and Apgar score at five minutes.'
  8. 'Unfortunately, about 20 to 40 percent of the very lowest birthweight babies develop serious lasting disabilities.'
  9. 'Trials in the 1950s showed that reducing heat loss improves survival for preterm and low birthweight infants.'
  10. 'Very low birthweight is a weight of less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces.'
  11. 'Too much stress may increase the risk of preterm labor, low birthweight and possibly miscarriage.'

More definitions

1. the weight of an infant at birth.

More examples(as adjective)

"babies can be birthweight."

"infants can be birthweight."