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What is defined as low birth weight and what are the general risks?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Moving target

This is one of those things that goes up on a curve, so you have to examine the weight and gestation age to determine if your child is too small.
Risks from low birth weight include increased risk of infections, bleeding in the brain, and respiratory problems, just to name a few.

In brief: Moving target

This is one of those things that goes up on a curve, so you have to examine the weight and gestation age to determine if your child is too small.
Risks from low birth weight include increased risk of infections, bleeding in the brain, and respiratory problems, just to name a few.
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