Liveborn infant

Liveborn infant

(Science: obstetrics) The product of a livebirth; an infant who shows evidence of life after birth.

life is considered to be present after birth if any one of the following is observed: 1) if the infant breathes; 2) if the infant shows beating of the heart; 3) if pulsation of the umbilical cord occurs; or 4) if there is definite movement of voluntary muscles.

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