Which fetal morbidities are associated with 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 associated with excessive rates of neonatal morbidity, as illustrated by a study by Hunter et al in 1993, in which the infants of diabetic mothers had 5-fold higher rates of severe hypoglycemia, a 4-fold increase in macrosomia, and a doubled increase in neonatal jaundice relative to infants of mothers without diabetes. [38]


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