The macrosomic fetus: a challenge in current obstetrics

  title={The macrosomic fetus: a challenge in current obstetrics},
  author={T. Henriksen},
  journal={Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica},
  • T. Henriksen
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
  • Background. There has been a rise in the prevalence of large newborns over a few decades in many parts of the world. There is ample evidence that fetal macrosomia is associated with increased risk of complications both for the mother and the newborn. In current obstetrics, the macrosomic fetus represents a frequent clinical challenge. Evidence is emerging that being born macrosomic is also associated with future health risks. Objective. To provide a review of causes and risks, prevention… CONTINUE READING
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