Fetal Macrosomia

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Fetal Macrosomia

Fetal macrosomia is a condition in which a baby is atypically large before birth. Macrosomia can be difficult to diagnose while the baby is still in the womb, but can be diagnosed as soon as the baby is born. Babies with macrosomia are born weighing more than 8 pounds and 13 ounces. The average newborn is about 7 pounds. Common causes of fetal macrosomia include genetics, obesity or diabetes in the mother. Sometimes, fetal macrosomia can make vaginal birth difficult, so a doctor may recommend a cesarean section (C-section) to avoid complications. Babies born with macrosomia are more likely to have low blood sugar, but most babies born with macrosomia will develop normally if they keep to a healthy diet with proper nutrition.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Fetal Macrosomia" returned 34 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Frequency of fetal macrosomia and the associated risk factors in pregnancies without gestational diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Akin Usta, Ceyda Sancakli Usta, Ayla Yildiz, Ruhsen Ozcaglayan, Eylem Sen Dalkiran, Aydin Savkli, Meryem Taskiran

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There has been an increased incidence of macrosomic newborns in the world and most of the macrosomic newborns are born from non-GDM pregnant women. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and the associated risk factors of fetal macrosomia in non-GDM pregnant women.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Risk factors and outcomes of fetal macrosomia in a tertiary centre in Tanzania: a case-control study.
 

Author(s): Aisha Salim Said, Karim Premji Manji

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Fetal macrosomia is defined as birth weight ≥4000 g. Several risk factors have been shown to be associated with fetal macrosomia. There has been an increased incidence of macrosomic babies delivered and the antecedent complications. This study assessed the risk factors, maternal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Fetal macrosomia in Lubumbashi: risk factors and maternal and perinatal prognosis].
 

Author(s): Prosper Kakudji Luhete, Olivier Mukuku, Patrick Mubinda Kiopin, Albert Mwembo Tambwe, Prosper Kalenga Muenze Kayamba

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Fetal macrosomia is usually defined when the estimated fetal weight is greater than or equal to 4000 grams. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of macrosomia, to identify its etiological factors and to evaluate maternal and perinatal prognosis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Fetal Macrosomia" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[In case of fetal macrosomia, the best strategy is the induction of labor at 38 weeks of gestation].
 

Author(s): P Rozenberg

Journal: J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2016 Nov;45(9):1037-1044.

 

Macrosomic fetuses are at increased risk of obstetric complications, and notably shoulder dystocia, responsible for a severe neonatal morbidity. In case of fetal macrosomia, three options are: (i) the elective cesarean delivery, but this is recommended only when the estimated fetal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prenatal detection and consequences of fetal macrosomia.
 

Author(s): Christian Bamberg, Larry Hinkson, Wolfgang Henrich

Journal: Fetal. Diagn. Ther.. 2013 ;33(3):143-8.

 

Macrosomia is diagnosed when excessive intrauterine fetal growth occurs and the birth weight surpasses an established limit. The causes and risk factors for fetal macrosomia are diverse. Pregnancies with fetal macrosomia are considered high risk and require intensive antenatal care. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Fetal and neonatal complications of gestational diabetes: perinatal mortality, congenital malformations, macrosomia, shoulder dystocia, birth injuries, neonatal outcomes].
 

Author(s): D Mitanchez

Journal: J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2010 Dec;39(8 Suppl 2):S189-99.

 

To evaluate perinatal outcomes in case of gestational diabetes (GD) treated or not.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Prediction of Fetal Macrosomia by US
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fetal Macrosomia

 

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2018

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Estimation of Fetal Weight by MR Imaging to PREdict Neonatal MACROsomia (PREMACRO Study)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fetal Macrosomia

 

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2018

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Induction of Labor Versus Expectant Management of Large for Gestational Age/Macrosomic Babies at Term. A Multi-center Trial
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Macrosomia; Induction of Labor; Expectant Management; Shoulder Dystocia

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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