My child was small for her gestational age and her body showed her struggle to live.
Epidemiology of gestational Weight Gain and Body Weight Changes After Pregnancy.
1530s, "riding on horseback, etc., as a form of exercise," from Latin gestationem (nominative gestatio) "a carrying," noun of action from gestare "bear, carry, gestate," frequentative of gerere (past participle gestus) "to bear, carry, bring forth" (see gest). Meaning "action or process of carrying young in the womb" is from 1610s.
gestation ges·ta·tion (jě-stā'shən)
The period of fetal development from conception until birth; pregnancy.