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

< 10 kg10–15 kg16–19 kg≥ 20 kg
SGA23.3%14.0%10.1%7.1%
LGA2.9%4.5%7.2%11.6%
Emergency CD7.6%9.0%11.2%13.7%
PPWR5.6%13.0%26.1%49.7%

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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