Our findings suggest that the delivery of a macrosomic neonate has potentially serious impacts for neonates and mothers in terms of a difficult and occasionally traumatic delivery.
As the sample sizes of groups were highly unequal and the number of macrosomic neonates differed substantially from the numbers of newborns in the other two groups, to preclude a general loss of statistical power, we reduced the number of patients in upper-normal and normal groups using simple randomization.
The present study showed that when a macrosomic neonate is born, the frequency of neonatal and maternal complications is not significantly different between GDM and non- GDM pregnant women.
Methodology: We sampled the venous blood of the mothers of 120 macrosomic neonates in the first 24 hours after delivery, and assessed glycohemoglobin (HbA1c) levels.
Association of head circumference and shoulder dystocia in macrosomic neonates
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