7 doctors weighed in:

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

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Thank
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Large babies.

No. However delivering very large babies over 9 pounds is associated with maternal metabolic diseases e.
g. Diabetes. The babies are large but often frail. Therefore having large babies may happen with normal mothers or the large babies may be caused by an illness the mother has or may develop.

In brief: Large babies.

No. However delivering very large babies over 9 pounds is associated with maternal metabolic diseases e.
g. Diabetes. The babies are large but often frail. Therefore having large babies may happen with normal mothers or the large babies may be caused by an illness the mother has or may develop.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
27 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors