CH3_Birth problems & Group Activity Qs

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Chapter 3: Birth and the Newborn Infant 1
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Birth Complications - Summary Low birth weight - number one risk factor associated with death in infants in the first months of life US ranks 22nd among industrialized countries for infant mortality rate 6.3 deaths/ 1000 live births 2
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Low birth weight babies n Low birth weight = below 5.5lbs Average wt: ~7.5 lbs 7% of all newborns in the US fall in this category 8.4% of births in Texas (in 2006) Low-birth weight babies spend more time in intensive-care nurseries highly vulnerable to infection
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Fall into 2 categories: Small-for-gestational-age infants (full term) Weigh 90% or less of the average wt of infants with the same gestational age Preterm or premature infants Born prior to 38 weeks h if not too early, minor risk for the baby 4
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Weigh < 2.25 lb or born <30 weeks Often experiences great difficulty Organ systems are still very immature Survival rates increased since 1980s
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