An infant who is not as big as could be expected given her gestational age is termed "small for gestational age." SGA babies are small because of slow development, not because they've had less time in the womb, like premature babies.
A birth weight, birth length, or both that is below the 3rd percentile, after adjustment for gestational age and sex.
a newborn is considered small-for-gestational age if her birth weight is below the tenth percentile on the standard growth curve for her age.
Weight below the 10th percentile for gestational age.
infants whose birthweights are less than expected for their gestational age; 10th percentile is often used.
A fetus whose size is smaller than expected for gestational age. Potential etiologies include inaccurate dates, fetal anomalies, intrauterine fetal growth retardation, etc.
Refers to an infant who is small and of low birth weight not because of being premature, but rather because of slow growth in the fetus. A birth weight below the 10th centile for that period of gestation.
A medical term that refers to a premature or full term infant who is small because of slow growth before birth and is below the 10th percentile on the standard growth curve for his/her age.
A baby who is not growing as well as it should given his or her gestational age. Unlike premature babies, SGA babies are small because of slow development, not because they've had less time in the womb.