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Today we’re talking about what happens if there is a suspicion that your baby is big. I originally did an episode about this back in 2019 but since then I’ve had so many people reach out and ask about this subject that I thought I should revisit it and update it.
I think it’s coming up more often because more doctors seem to be doing routine third trimester ultrasounds which actually aren’t necessary. These ultrasounds aren’t great at identifying whether or not your baby will be large and can lead to unnecessary interventions down the road. In this episode, we’ll get into the indicators you actually want to pay attention to and the outcomes and treatments you should be aware of for a suspected big baby.
In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:
- How much does a baby have to weigh in order to be considered “big,” or having macrosomia
- What factors can increase the risk of having a big baby
- How macrosomia is diagnosed
- How accurate (and necessary) ultrasonic screening is in identifying baby size
- Who should be getting screened
- What kinds of complications can be caused by having a larger baby
- How you can help yourself with some prevention strategies and management options
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