TABLE G-18AGWG-Specific Absolute Risks for SGA, LGA, Emergency Cesarean Delivery and Postpartum Weight Retention for Underweight Women

< 10 kg10–15 kg16–19 kg≥ 20 kg
SGA47.3%22.1%18.2%10.5%
LGA1.1%1.6%4.4%5.9%
Emergency CD6.7%8.7%8.3%11.4%
PPWR7.9%13.1%27.6%46.5%

NOTE: CD = cesarean delivery; LGA = large-for-gestational age; PPWR = postpartum weight retention; SGA = small-for-gestational age.

From: G, Consultant Reports

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines.
Institute of Medicine (US) and National Research Council (US) Committee to Reexamine IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines; Rasmussen KM, Yaktine AL, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
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