Fetal macrosomia in developing countries

June 2013
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2013, Vol. 98 Issue 6, p461
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the prevalence of fetal macrosomia, condition of fetal overgrowth. It reports that the disease has increased by 15-20 percent due to high maternal obesity and diabetes. It discusses the risk factors for macrosomia including male fetal sex, high parity and post-term pregnancy. It mentions that the neonatal and obstetric complications of macrosomia include parinatal asphyxia, shoulder dystocia and maternal hemorrhage.


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