Given the health benefits, particularly for pregnancy outcomes, prepregnancy counseling of morbidly obese patients regarding the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery is recommended.
The term “macrosomia” implies growth beyond an absolute birth weight, historically 4,000 g or 4,500 g, regardless of the gestational age, although establishing a universally accepted definition for macrosomia is challenging.
January 1, 2020
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Female, Adolescent, Adult
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Physician, nurse nurse midwife, nurse certified nurse midwife, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant
D005320 - Fetal Macrosomia