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birth

(Beginning), noun animation, arrival, creation, debut, embarkation, establishment, genesis, inauguration, inception, incipience, incunabula, infancy, introduction, nascency, onset, origin, origination, ortus, vitalization
Associated concepts: ante natus

birth

(Emergence of young), noun arrival, childbirth, delivery, nativity, parturition, vivification
Associated concepts: birth certificate, birth control, issue, pretermission
Foreign phrases: Non nasci, et natum mori, paria sunt.Not to be born, and to be born dead, are the same.

birth

(Lineage), noun ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descent, extraction, heredity, heritage, inheritance, line, line of descent, parentage, provenance, succession
Associated concepts: birth certificate, legitimacy
Foreign phrases: Qui in utero est pro jam nato habetur, quoties de ejus commodo quaeritur.He who is in the womb is regarded as already born, whenever a question arises for his benefit.
See also: ancestry, bloodline, creation, derivation, descent, family, genesis, inception, lineage, nascency, nationality, onset, origin, origination, outset, parentage, race, source, start

BIRTH. The act of being wholly brought into the world. The whole body must be detached from that of the mother, in order to make the birth complete. 5 C. & P. 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344 6 C. & P. 349; S. C. 25 E. C. L. R. 433.
     2. But if a child be killed with design and maliciously after it has wholly come forth from the body of the mother, although still connected with her by means of the umbilical cord, it seems that such killing will be murder. 9 C. & P. 25 S . C. 38 E. C. L. R. 21; 7 C. & P. 814. Vide articles Breath; Dead Born; Gestation; Life; and 1 Beck' s Med. Jur. 478, et seq.; 1 Chit. Med. Jur. 438; 7 C. & P. 814; 1 Carr. & Marsh. 650; S. C. 41 E. C. L. R. 352; 9 C. & P. 25.
     3. It seems that unless the child be born alive, it is not properly a birth, but a carriage. 1 Chit. Pr. 35, note z. But see Russ. & Ry. C. C. 336.

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NEARLY half a million Filipino babies are born with low birth weights (LBW) each year, increasing the risk of stunting and even death for these newborns, according to a report released by the United Nations.
Contrary to current study, findings birth year was a non-significant source of variation for birth weight, however weaning weight was affected significantly in the study by Manzi et al.
In contrast data from the UK and Sweden showed no differences between birth weight SDS in CAH girls and boys in relation to the national references and no correlation to the severity of the gene mutation (5).
Mothers with uterine fundal height (in cm) of <34 gave birth to male babies with a mean birth weight (in kg) of 3.05 [+ or -] 0.26 or female babies with a mean birth weight (in kg) of 2.49 [+ or -] 0.31; mothers with uterine fundal height (in cm) of >34 gave birth to male babies with a mean birth weight of 2.91 [+ or -] 0.30 or female babies with a mean birth weight of 2.89 [+ or -] 0.51.
Ultrasound was found to be an accurate tool of determining estimated fetal birth weight. Its use during antenatal period determines fetal wellbeing and provide help in planning regarding accurate timing of induced deliveries.
In literature there is inconsistency in relationship between parity and low birth weight. Boo et al21 have concluded nulliparity as risk factor for low birth weight but Yadav et al have suggested multiparity as a risk factor for LBW22.
The air is relatively clean in Rhode Island, yet Kingsley's group reported that increased PM2.5 exposure was still associated with a 12-16 grams lower birth weight (n=61,640).
The delivery register gives information about maternal age, parity, child birth weight and sex of child.
Child survival is correlated with age to birth weight which depends upon weight gain in pregnancy; the average weight gain in pregnancy is 12 kg.
Low birth weight refers to infants weighing less than 5.5 pounds when born.
It has been reported that birth weight and yearling body weight are major tools in the selection for future breeding plans and policies.