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(Large for Gestational Age; LGA)



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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The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



British Columbia Ministry of Health

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada



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