When babies are born small for their gestational age (SGA)


SGA babies are those whose weight fall within the bottom 10% of all babies of their gestational age and sex. — AFP

When a doctor says your baby is born small for gestational age (SGA), it means that your baby is smaller than expected for the number of weeks they have spent (or gestated) in the womb.

The baby’s gestational age is usually measured from the first day of their mother’s last menstrual period.

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