A baby who is in the 10th percentile or below for their gestational age (that is the number of weeks of pregnancy he was born at). SGA is a determination based on comparisons to other babies born at the same gestational age
, so it can affect a baby no matter when he was born (full term or premature). Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
, low birth weight (LBW)
or other factors may lead a baby to be small for gestational age.
Also Known As: SGA
Our baby was full term but due to IUGR he was considered small for gestational age.