Macrosomia describes an unusually large body size. It is often used to describe an oversized fetus.
The most common cause of macrosomia is diabetes in the mother. Macrosomia can lead to trauma during birth and a greater chance of a cesarean delivery.
UPHS Contact Us
Site Map Privacy
The University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA 1-800-789-PENN ©
2014, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania