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What Are Potential Complications of Large for Gestational Birthweight?

5 days ago   |   By Pediatric Education

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A newborn male, term, infant was born to a G2P2, Pacific Islander female by an uncomplicated pregnancy and vaginal delivery. Gestational age had been confirmed by a 21 week ultrasound. Because of increased fundal height measurements, the mother had been monitored by ultrasound in the third trimester and a birth weight of around 4300g had been expected. There was no gestational diabetes but the mother's other child was large for gestational age .
The pertinent physical exam showed a large male with birth weight of 4430 grams , head circumference of 37 cm and length of...
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