Low Birth Weight & the Environment


This site reviews information on low birth weight (LBW), including what is considered LBW, risk factors that may increase a pregnant woman's chances of having a LBW-baby, and prevention action steps women can take to reduce the risk.

Similar, but more detailed information can be found on the Reproductive and Birth Outcome and the Environment.

Low Birth Weight
Developed by: HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention