Average Baby Weight At Birth In South Africa

What is Baby Weight?

Birth weight is the body weight of a baby at its birth. The average birth weight in babies of European descent is 3.5 kilograms, with the normative range between 2.5 and 4.5 kilograms. 


Average Baby Weight At Birth In South Africa

The average full-term baby weighs 3.5 kg. Around 80% of babies weigh between 2.5 kg and 4.25 kg – and many healthy babies weigh less or more than this without there being a problem.

Babies often lose weight in the first days after birth – around 5-10% of the birth weight is considered okay.

What is the normal birth weight of a baby in kg?

Babies come in all shapes and sizes

More than 9 out of 10 babies born at term (37 to 40 weeks) weigh between 2.5kg and 4.5kg. If your baby weighs 4.5kg or more at birth, they are considered larger than normal.

Can a 4 kg baby be delivered normally?

For babies weighing up to 4 kg, C-section is preferred but there are cases of normal deliveries. But it is rare to have a baby weighing five kg through normal delivery,” he said. Dr. Chinde added he has confirmed with other doctors who have informed him that the birth of such “heavy babies” in the country was a rare case.

Can you deliver a 3.5 kg baby normally?

Answers (2) Induction of labor is for trying normal delivery. 3.5kg is possible for normal. If it is more than 4kg difficult for normal