3 doctors weighed in:
What is the major factor in low birth weight?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Preterm birth.
Preterm birth is probably the highest risk factor for low birth weight - and poor fetal growth can lead to preterm labor/delivery! other risk factors: preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, obesity in the mother, thyroidopathies, genetic syndromes, familial traits.

In brief: Preterm birth.
Preterm birth is probably the highest risk factor for low birth weight - and poor fetal growth can lead to preterm labor/delivery! other risk factors: preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, obesity in the mother, thyroidopathies, genetic syndromes, familial traits.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified,
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors