How does macrosomia develop?
According to scientists, an altered blood sugar balance is more likely to influence high birth weight. If the blood sugar level is permanently elevated in pregnant women, for example due to diabetes mellitus or gestational diabetes, the fetus also reacts to this. Blood sugar stimulates your insulin production and this ultimately leads to above-average growth in the uterus.
But healthy mothers can also give birth to giant babies. Macrosomia also has something to do with predisposition. If the mother was very tall when she was born or already gave birth to a macrosomal child, the probability of a six-pound baby increases.