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Risk Factors for Low Birth Weight

Risk Factors

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: Fri, 3 Dec 2021 12:02:43 MST