The large fetus. Management and outcome.


In a 4-year retrospective review of 801 pregnancies that resulted in the delivery of an infant weighing 4100 g (9 lb) or more, increased incidence of both maternal and perinatal complications was noted. There were no maternal deaths, and ther perinatal mortality rate was 0.49%. The second stage of labor was prolonged in 9.7% of primigravidas and in 2.2% of… (More)