Birth weighs more than 8lbs, 13oz & affects 9% of infants are born with fetal macrosomia.

Signs and Symptoms of Fetal Macrosomia

  • ​​​Fundal height
  • Increased amniotic fluid
  • Ultrasound determination of estimated fetal weight

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​Causes of Fetal Macrosomia:​​

  • Diabetes.
  • Maternal obesity.
  • Excessive weight gain during pregnancy.
  • Maternal age over 35
  • Prior history of macrosomia.
  • Multigravida: (previously delivered)
  • Baby boys
  • Post date pregnancy.

Macrosomia Complications:​

  • Long Labour
  • Shoulder dystocias
  • Increased C-section rates