http://blog.everymothercounts.org/the-big-baby-conundrum/ When I read the January 11th New York Times Well blog, titled When A Big Baby Isn’t So Big, I looked back on my career as a labor nurse and thought, “Yep – happens all the time.” Predictions for a “too big baby” were among the most common reasons I heard from women admittedContinue reading “THE BIG BABY CONUNDRUM”
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Big Babies – Birthing a Macrosomic Infant – Part 2.
http://sarahockwell-smith.com/2012/11/04/big-babies-birthing-a-macrosomic-infant-part-2/ So What are Your Birth Options with a Big Baby? Having birthed four big babies myself and through my involvement in the birthing scene ever since, I have come to conclude that if you are carrying a suspected large baby then you need to put a bit of extra planning into planning the birth. I likeContinue reading “Big Babies – Birthing a Macrosomic Infant – Part 2.”
Big Babies – The Curse of (mis) Diagnosing a Macrosomic Infant Part.1
http://sarahockwell-smith.com/2012/11/04/big-babies-the-curse-of-mis-diagnosing-a-macrosomic-infant-part-1/ Thousands of women are diagnosed with suspected big babies (or ‘macrosomia’ to use the medical terminology) every year, but this one simple label can have a profound effect on their birth. Obstetric consultants often take the results of growth scans as gospel, scheduling elective C-Sections or inductions as a result of them, but how accurateContinue reading “Big Babies – The Curse of (mis) Diagnosing a Macrosomic Infant Part.1”
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