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Fetal macrosomia

INTRODUCTION

Despite major progress in obstetrics over the last 100 years, the delivery of large fetuses remains a source of anxiety among caregivers because these pregnancies are at increased risk of several perinatal complications, including [1-7]:

Maternal risks:

Protracted or arrested labor

Operative vaginal delivery

Cesarean delivery

                          

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