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What is the average birth weight?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
About 7-7 1/2 pounds: The answer really depends on how many weeks you are when you deliver. For most babies (39-41 weeks) the average baby is about 7- 7.5 pounds.
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Dr. Jean Steichen
Neonatology 53 years experience
Depends: Birth weight depends on the gestaional age and your OB can show you growth curves with wt head circumference and length for gestational age.
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