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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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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Large Baby (Definition)

A large baby or large for gestational age baby is a baby whose weight is greater than 95% of babies born at ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Large baby?

What is the definition or description of: Large baby?

Large baby: A large baby or large for gestational age baby is a baby whose weight is greater than 95% of babies born at that particular gestational age. ...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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Extra large baby teeth? A couple of the baby teeth that have erupted in our son's mouth seem too big to me. Is this something to be worried about? Should we see the dentist before the next scheduled visit? .

Extra large baby teeth? A couple of the baby teeth that have erupted in our son's mouth seem too big to me. Is this something to be worried about? Should we see the dentist before the next scheduled visit?


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Absolutely: If you're concerned, have your dentist check. Remember that back teeth are larger than front teeth, and the largest front teeth are the top middle ones. You have an obvious and real concern. Of course ask your dentist to check. ...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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Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...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

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Is it true that diabetic women tend to have large babies?

Is it true that diabetic women tend to have large babies?

YA Diabetes big baby: Diabetic mothers usually have periods of high blood sugar and that causes the growing baby to absorb more glucose and thus more fat is stored. Infant of diabetic mothers(idm) need to be observed after birth for developing low blood sugars and are large for age (large for gestational age=lga). These babies can be typically over 9 lbs or larger (macrosomic). ...Read more

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Babies can measure too big or too small, does that cause your LMP date to be off? Or make it seem as if you're further along than you thought?

Babies can measure too big or too small, does that cause your LMP date to be off? Or make it seem as if you're further along than you thought?

LMP date could cause: You may have recalled your last period date (lmp)incorrectly and then your due date may not be accurately calculated. You may have gestational diabetes and that can cause a fetus to grow larger more rapidly than it should. You may have decreased blood flow from the placenta to the fetus ( like from smoking) and this can decrease the rate of growth of the fetus. ...Read more

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Does having a big butt means that you will make healthier babies? That's what study says.

Does having a big butt means that you will make healthier babies? That's what study says.

Wide pelvis: Is an indicator of smooth vaginal delivery and not obstructed labor, which is kind of rarity in developed countries, doesn't guarantee healthy babies, wish you and your future babies all wellness ...Read more

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How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

Size of orange: About 4 inches long, or about the size of a medium orange or avocado. ...Read more

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Do big babies sleep better than other babies?

Do big babies sleep better than other babies?

No: To my knowledge, the size of the baby at birth does not necessarily effect length of sleep time. ...Read more

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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia is a body that is larger ...Read more