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M frm india.macrosomia means either baby born big or baby inside womb which is big & cannot come out without doing surgery.right?a pregnant girl/pregnant women can't go 1 month overdue if baby inside her is macrosomic bcz of complication risks.right?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Basics: Macrosomia is a label applied simply when a fetus/newborn or kid is over-sized for their gestation/age. It implies that the organs are also big. If a baby is too large for the head to pass through the woman's pelvis, a c-section is routine.Babies should not go beyond 42 wks because the risk of sudden death/stillbirth becomes unacceptably high.

Answered 2/2/2020

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