Macrosomia and Neonatology

  • Bartolomé Bonet


Among the offspring of obese women, macrosomia is a common complication. The modern epidemic of obesity is leading toward a higher incidence of macrosomic infants. In obese pregnant women, there is an increased supply of nutrients toward the fetus, leading to increased fat stores and hyperinsulinism. In these infants, after birth, the abrupt interruption of nutrient supply increases the risk of neonatal hypoglycemia with potentially deleterious consequences for the developing brain.


Beta Cell Fetal Growth Plasma Glucose Level Neonatal Hypoglycemia Obese Pregnant Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric DivisionHospital Can MissesIbizaSpain

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