What is the Evidence for Induction or C-section for a Big Baby?
What is a big baby?
The medical term for big baby is macrosomia, which literally means “big body.” Some experts consider a baby to be big when it weighs more than 4,000 grams (8 pounds 13 ounces) at birth, and others say a baby is big if it weighs more than 4,500 grams (9 pounds, 15 ounces). A baby is also called “large for gestational age” if its weight is greater than the 90th percentile at birth. (CLICK link above to read article)
“Anyone who has ever had a toothache or a kidney stone will argue there is no benefit to the pain other than to let us know something is wrong. Painkillers are a godsend in these circumstances. But labor is not a toothache and it is time to look at the pain of labor in a different light”…(click to read this interesting blog by radical doula-approved Los Angeles OB/GYN Dr. Stuart Fischbein.)
‘Rock and roll’ deliveries
Click “rock and roll’ deliveries ABOVE to watch for more on this technique being used by the fabulous L&D nurses at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Love Cedars!
http://www.friscowomenshealth.com/?option=com_wordpress&Itemid=205&lang=en&p=89 Click to read the “Top Ten Signs Your Doctor Is Planning To Perform An Unnecessary Cesarean Section On You” on Frisco Women’s Health…
Click to watch the trailer of this new documentary by the amazing Dr. Eliot Berlin and support it any way you can!
“Caesarean section without medical indication increases risk of short-term adverse outcomes for mothers. Caesarean section is one of the most commonly performed surgical operations in the world today. However, in a growing number of cases worldwide, caesarean section is being performed without any medical need. The rising number of such deliveries suggests that both health-care workers and their clients perceive the operation to be free from serious risks.” ~World Health Organization (click above link to read a good blog on avoiding unnecessary c-sections on BIRTH WITHOUT FEAR’s blog)
http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/4/4/319/ Click to read stats on Vit D deficiency and C-sections.