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Macrosomia

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by Kohnle D

(Large for Gestational Age; LGA)

 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will estimate the birth weight and evaluate any dangers for the mother and/or baby.
If the fetal macrosomia may cause potential harm during a vaginal delivery, a Cesarean delivery may be scheduled.
Ultrasound of Fetus
Fetal Ultrasound
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RESOURCES

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
http://www.acog.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

British Columbia Ministry of Health
http://bchealthguide.org

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
http://www.sogc.org

 

References


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated July 22, 2013. Accessed April 1, 2013.


Heiskanen N, Raatikainen K, et al. Fetal macrosomia—a continuing obstetric challenge. Biology of the Neonate. 2006;90(2):98-103. Epub 2006 Mar 16.


Zamorski MA, Biggs WS. Management of suspected fetal macrosomia. Am Fam Physician. 2001;15;63(2):302–307.

 

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