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Newborn weight

Newborn babies should weigh NOT LESS than 5.5 pounds.

Births with LOW Birth Weight as Percent of All Births:
Alabama 10.6%
USA 8.2%

 

Two PREVENTABLE causes of prematurity which usually lead to low birth weight:

— elective delivery before 39 weeks gestation

— previous abortion which weakens the cervix and causes baby to be born prematurely