TITLE

Fetal macrosomia in developing countries

PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2013, Vol. 98 Issue 6, p461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
87601537

 

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