What is the Evidence for Induction or C-section for a Big Baby?

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)

 

Labor is not a Toothache!

http://supportdrfischbein.blogspot.com/2013/04/labor-is-not-toothache.html

“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.)

How To Avoid An Unnecessary Cesarean Section

http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2011/09/07/how-to-avoid-an-unnecessary-cesarean-section/

“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)