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Fetal macrosomia--a continuing obstetric challenge.

Authors
  • Heiskanen, Nonna
  • Raatikainen, Kaisa
  • Heinonen, Seppo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biology of the neonate
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
90
Issue
2
Pages
98–103
Identifiers
PMID: 16549906
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Most cases of fetal macrosomia occur in low-risk pregnancies and evaluation of maternal risks cannot accurately predict which women will eventually give birth to an overweight newborn. After an uncomplicated birth of a macrosomic infant, vaginal delivery may be a safe option for the infant and mother.

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