Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you have risk factors for fetal macrosomia, the topic is likely to come up at routine prenatal appointments.

Below are some basic questions to ask your health care provider about fetal macrosomia:

  • What is likely causing the condition?
  • What kinds of tests do I need?
  • What needs to be done now?
  • Do I need to follow any restrictions?
  • How will fetal macrosomia affect my baby?
  • Will I need to have a C-section?
  • Will my baby need tests or special care after he or she is born?

In addition to the questions you've prepared, don't hesitate to ask other questions during your appointment — especially if you need clarification or you don't understand something.

May. 24, 2012