Definition of birth weight in English:

birth weight


  • The weight of a baby or young animal at birth.

    ‘he weighed in a healthy 4.25 kilograms, a gain of 450 grams on his birth weight’
    • ‘Caffeine consumed during pregnancy is associated with fetal mortality, birth defects and decreased birth weights.’
    • ‘No info as yet on the little girl's name, birth weight or other details.’
    • ‘Poor maternal diet before conception can result in offspring with reduced birth weights and increased risk of developing type II diabetes and obesity.’
    • ‘These results were independent of other factors such as mother's background, birth weight, weaning age and breastfeeding.’
    • ‘The German news site reported that the baby's mother suffered from gestational diabetes, which is what led to the high birth weight.’
    • ‘My sister and I had healthy birth weights, hit all the markers, and excelled academically, despite the lack of elbow room.’
    • ‘The average birth weight of the babies was about the same in both groups, but blood pressure was significantly higher among the nicotine-patch users.’
    • ‘One in five newborns qualified for a diagnosis of macrosomia - excessive birth weight of more than 8.8 pounds or 4 kilograms.’
    • ‘Researchers looked at records of births between 2003 and 2005 in order to compare birth weights, diet, and weight when the baby was discharged from hospital.’
    • ‘This increase has resulted in piglets with a lower birth weight, which in turn can lead to an increase in piglet mortality.’