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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia, also known as big baby syndrome, a condition where the fetus grows more than normal while in the uterus and so is larger ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of macrosomia?

What are the symptoms of macrosomia?

Macrosomia: As the term implies, macro, "big", soma, (carisoprodol) "body", the first thing you can see is a very large baby, usually larger than 8 pounds 8 ounces. The first symptoms we observe in a macrocosmic baby is jitteriness, this is almost always due to low blood glucose levels, next we may observe clonus, which is due to a low ionized calcium level, and third we may observe jaundice, due elevated bilirubin levels. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do myself to treat macrosomia?

Are there things I can do myself to treat macrosomia?

Pre or postnatal?: Prenatally, you can get your glucose under control. After birth, try to rule out glucose issues as well, physician will try to rule out cong syndromes including beckwith- wiedemans. ...Read more

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How long does labor associated with macrosomia last?

How long does labor associated with macrosomia last?

Depends on situation: For those hardy enough to try to tough it out it can last for days. For those who realize their pelvis is to small to pass a big baby, it ends when the cut it out. ...Read more

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Why infant of diabetic mother can be iugr despite in other side can be macrosomia?

Different problems : During diabetes a fetus can grow too much because of the excess Insulin it produces in response to the mothers blood sugar. It can also fail to grow (iugr) due to diabetes causing a poorly functioning placenta. Both can occur. Optimal blood sugar control is the key to improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Follow growth curve: Large for gestation infants can have several conditions associated such as obesity, changes in blood sugar and even underdevelopment of their lungs and other organs. Your doctor will follow the baby's growth and will determine if any further testing is needed. If your baby did not have a nicu stay, this is more often associated with a better course and fewer problems. ...Read more

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Will I have an easier natural birth if my previous birth was a large baby?

Will I have an easier natural birth if my previous birth was a large baby?

Not necessarily: Second babies usually come quicker and with less problems during delivery than first babies. There are always exceptions to this though. If you have a history of a large baby and this one is smaller, your birth experience may be easier. If you are prone to making large babies and this baby is big too, there is still a chance of difficulties at birth, such as shoulder dystocia and tears. ...Read more

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Throughout pregnancy baby has measured small on ultrasound. Now 34 weeks measuring 60th percentile. Why might this be? Scared of having a large baby!

Throughout pregnancy baby has measured small on ultrasound. Now 34 weeks measuring 60th percentile. Why might this be? Scared of having a large baby!

You and dad: Your baby's size is determined mostly by your and dads genetic codes and how they interact. Your baby's percentile means very little in the way of medical risk unless the percentile is at either end of the growth curve. Being 60th percentile means being right in the middle of the pack - this is good news ! I suggest you talk to your OB and ask them the same questions, it's important ! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Large Baby (Definition)

A large baby is a clinical finding that may occur due to gestational diabetes due to significant growth of the ...Read more