Small-For-Date Babies

Small-For-Date Babies (or small for gestational age babies) are infants born small compared to other babies carried in the womb for the same amount of time. These infants fall in the lowest 10th percentile for weight (meaning 90% of babies the same age weigh more) and face higher risks of complications at birth, during infancy, and later in life. Some small babies are perfectly healthy, but others may be small due to a disorder or restricted growth in the womb.

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