Are the neonatal outcomes similar in large-for-gestational age infants delivered by women with or without gestational diabetes mellitus?

Onal E. E. , Hirfanoglu I. M. , Beken S. , Altuntas N., Turkyilmaz C., Camurdan A. D. , ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.8, no.2, pp.136-139, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12519-011-0291-7
  • Page Numbers: pp.136-139
  • Keywords: gestational diabetes, large-for-gestational age infants, neonatal hypoglycemia, polycythemia, BIRTH-WEIGHT, FETAL, HYPOGLYCEMIA, MACROSOMIA, GROWTH


Background: Infants are considered large for gestational age (LGA) if their birth weight is greater than the 90th percentile for gestational age and they have an increased risk for adverse perinatal outcomes. Maternal diabetes is one of the factors affecting birthweight However there are limited data on the perinatal outcomes of infants of gestational diabetic mothers. The aim of the present study was to compare the neonatal outcomes of LGA infants delivered by women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus.