by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
Episode #34: everything you need to know about having a "Big" baby
Macrosomia is the term used to describe a baby who’s significantly larger than average newborns. When a baby weighs more than 9 pounds 14 ounces at birth (4500 g), the baby is considered “big” or macrosomic.
When a baby is suspected to be big, this increases the risk of vaginal injury and labor abnormalities for the mother and possible injuries such as shoulder dystocia for the baby.
Join me today as I talk about everything there is to know about macrosomia. Learn the risk factors that come with having a bigger baby and what can be done to manage it.
What causes the baby to grow excessively? Can we even prevent it? Find out more as you listen into this episode!
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