Term: Macrosomia

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


"A condition seen in newborns of large body size and high birth weight (more than 4000 to 4500 grams) as those born of prediabetic and diabetic mothers." (Olds SB et al., 2004).


  • Olds SB, London ML, Wieland PA, Davidson MR. Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc. 2004.(View)

Term used in 

  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)