Like most expectant parents in Providence County, you hope that your unborn baby grows and develops at a healthy rate. Some may think that the larger that a baby grows during gestation, the better. However, as we here at DeLuca and Weizenbaum LTD have seen, large baby deliveries can often be complicated. Macrosomia is the term used to describe babies who are large for their gestational age. Your potential for having an LGA baby can often be spotted during your pregnancy in time for you to attempt to manage the factors that can contribute to this condition.
How much does your baby need to weigh to be classified as LGA? According to the online publication VeryWell.com, the average weight of babies born in the U.S. is 7lbs., 7.5 oz. Babies born at 8 lbs., 13 oz. or above are considered to be LGA. Birth statistics shared by VeryWell.com shows that roughly over 320,000 babies were born in this weight category in 2013.