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)
‘Rock and roll’ deliveries
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International Cesarean Awareness Network
Did you skip the section on Cesareans in your birth book and then wind up in recovery? Are you looking for more information on VBAC? Has your doctor recommended a cesarean? ICAN wants you to know that during your pregnancy, we want to be your resource!