What is the prevalence of macrosomia in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)?

Updated: Apr 29, 2020
  • Author: Thomas R Moore, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Macrosomia is typically defined as a birth weight above the 90th percentile for gestational age or greater than 4000 g. Macrosomia occurs in 15-45% of babies born to diabetic women, a 3-fold increase from normoglycemic controls.


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