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REVISTA MEDICINA CIENCIA INVESTIGACION Y SALUD

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Abstract

LOPEZ UGARTE, Nidia  and  LLANQUE CONDE, Jhonny. Fetal macrosomia. REVISTA MEDICIS [online]. 2012, n.7, pp. 24-27. ISSN 1818-5223.

Fetal macrosomia is a term used to describe a newborn who's significantly larger than average.A baby diagnosed with fetal macrosomia has a birth weight of more than 4,000 grams, regardless of his or her gestational age. About 5 percent of babies born worldwide weigh more than 4.000 grams. However, the risks associated with fetal macrosomia increase greatly when birth weight is more than 4500 grams. Fetal macrosomia makes vaginal delivery difficult and puts the baby at risk of injury during birth. Fetal macrosomia also puts the baby at increased risk of heatth problemsafter birth.

Keywords : fetal macrosomia; Average; gestational; vaginal delivery.

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