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Risk Factors for Low Birth Weight

Risk Factors

2017 data show the following risk factors contribute to having a low birth weight infant: *Preterm births *Multiple gestation (e.g. twins) *A pre-pregnancy BMI of underweight or obese *Inadequate weight gain during pregnancy *Tobacco use during pregnancy

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Content updated: Wed, 7 Nov 2018 14:10:13 MST