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post #21 of 107
I had a 10 lb. 2 oz. baby at home with no meds and pushed him out 15 minutes with no trauma.
Soooo incredibly ridiculous.
post #22 of 107
I went with a client to a CNM appt and the CNM told me she was absolutely 100% CERTAIN that the baby was 11lbs. Suuuuuuuuuuure. Client ended up having a c-s (long story) and the baby was 9.5 -- pretty big, but nowhere near 11lbs. Gah. :
post #23 of 107
one of the things I don't understand - I mean besides the obvious - is why the OBs schedule a section two weeks early. If you accept the baby is going to be large and won't be born vaginally (willing suspension of disbelief here!) what is the harm of letting it cook until 40 weeks? They schedule all these unnecessary sections weeks early and end up with babies being born under-developed. I fail to see the logic behind it.
post #24 of 107
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Originally Posted by texaspeach
one of the things I don't understand - I mean besides the obvious - is why the OBs schedule a section two weeks early. If you accept the baby is going to be large and won't be born vaginally (willing suspension of disbelief here!) what is the harm of letting it cook until 40 weeks? They schedule all these unnecessary sections weeks early and end up with babies being born under-developed. I fail to see the logic behind it.
I hear you!

I think that their warped mentality is that they don't want the woman to go into labor 'cause then they might need to do an emergency section instead of a scheduled one. :
post #25 of 107

it is so discouraging to hear this.
post #26 of 107
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Originally Posted by texaspeach
one of the things I don't understand - I mean besides the obvious - is why the OBs schedule a section two weeks early. If you accept the baby is going to be large and won't be born vaginally (willing suspension of disbelief here!) what is the harm of letting it cook until 40 weeks? They schedule all these unnecessary sections weeks early and end up with babies being born under-developed. I fail to see the logic behind it.
cause there's less chance of going into labor thus requiring an unscheduled c-section. Not near as convenient as a scheduled one is for the OB and hospital staff. Also, I'm sure it's easier to pull the baby out the incision if it's smaller rather than larger. Not really good logic IMO but it happens all the time.
post #27 of 107
I gave birth to a 9lb 50z baby with no drugs, not episiotimy, no IV, no monitor, at 18 years old in a hot tub! And that's after she got stuck inside me and I had to march all over the room to get her unstuck. If I had been in the hosptial I bet I would've been sectioned or induced weeks before b/c of a "big baby" : She still had vernix on her, too.
post #28 of 107
Big babies can be born vaginally with no problems. My first was 9lbs 13oz, born at a hospital. After that, I went on to have a 9lber and a 10lb 8ozer at home unassisted.

My last child was my biggest, and the shortest labor out of all of 'em. 5 ½ hours of labor to get that guy out!
post #29 of 107
I think there needs to be a poll called "Do you personally know someone who had a c/s for a supposedly big baby that turned out to be not veyr big at all?" I just don't get why people odn't question more things! I see it all the time though. Women looked completely shocked when I tell they don't HAVE TO do anything their doctor says and that they HAVE A CHOICE BECUASE IT IS THEIR BIRTH. I have seen more jaws drop than I ever thought I would. It's sad.

Namaste, Tara
post #30 of 107
Had a friend 2 years ago now that was induced because of GD. They didn't want the baby getting too big. Poor thing weighed 5 lbs 9 oz! She was teeny tiny! I didn't talk to them about how they felt about the induction but they didn't seem very happy.

Then I was talking to another lady. Her baby was the same age as mine and she was relating her horror story of a birth. Epidural and huge episiotomy for shoulder dystocia because her baby was soooo big. Just under 9 lbs. I said Oh thats too bad. I had such an easy labor with mine, at home too. Then she asked how big he was when he was born...Oh he was 9 lbs. The look on her face was priceless. She was soooo proud she could share her horror story. She never said another word about it.
post #31 of 107
I had a friend who was induced for "big baby" two weeks early and it turned out that she was actually FIVE weeks early when the baby came out. Baby spent weeks in the NICU because he just didn't handle it well. Some do, some don't. I notice induced babies handle it way worse.

Second time?
She did it again!! I was beyond shocked. I couldn't believe that after all that, after all the anger, she actually let herself be induced for 'big baby' ten days early. Another oops: #2 was barely 7lbs.
post #32 of 107
It is sooooo common!
post #33 of 107
Oh yeah... I forgot... about 7 ½ years ago, my friend had a c-section because the doctor told her baby was already 12+ lbs. The baby wasn't even 8 lbs.
post #34 of 107
Uhhh... I think you generally have to push hard to get babies out?

Besides which... 9lbs is NOT THAT BIG!!!

I really don't like doctors........ ugh...
post #35 of 107
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan
When babies are born at 6 pounds and need to be in the NICU for days after c-sections for "suspected macrocosmia" why don't people sue? Is it just that they're embarrassed to admit that they fell for the lies? If I was stupid enough to fall for some OB telling me "your baby'll be *huge* you need a c-section NOW!" I'd be willing to publicly admit I was stupid and gullible in order to denouce the sOB as a manipulating liar.
sapphire_chan,

, with your reply been that stupid anough.

Anyway, hospital that I volunteer at, they automatic do cesearans if the mother contactions start, no matter what, that what I think happens, I'm not sure for sure on this.
post #36 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by texaspeach
one of the things I don't understand - I mean besides the obvious - is why the OBs schedule a section two weeks early. If you accept the baby is going to be large and won't be born vaginally (willing suspension of disbelief here!) what is the harm of letting it cook until 40 weeks? They schedule all these unnecessary sections weeks early and end up with babies being born under-developed. I fail to see the logic behind it.
Amanda,

post #37 of 107
My first son was born vaginally at 8 lbs 11oz and 41 weeks, thank you very much! Yes, I had a 2nd degree internal tear, but that was because he had his hand beside his head, not because he was a big baby.

Its a known scientific fact that u/s become more inaccurate about size the farther along you are in pregnancy. Its also shown that babies born from women allowed to labor before having a c/s have better outcomes. Man, why does obstetrics have to be the one science that loves to ignore all the facts and research??

Maybe eventually OBs will finally wake up and realize that women can actually HAVE babies without their "help." Yeah right....
post #38 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaTaraX
I think there needs to be a poll called "Do you personally know someone who had a c/s for a supposedly big baby that turned out to be not veyr big at all?" I just don't get why people odn't question more things! I see it all the time though. Women looked completely shocked when I tell they don't HAVE TO do anything their doctor says and that they HAVE A CHOICE BECUASE IT IS THEIR BIRTH. I have seen more jaws drop than I ever thought I would. It's sad.

Namaste, Tara
Tara,

post #39 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessicaabruno
Anyway, hospital that I volunteer at, they automatic do cesearans if the mother contactions start, no matter what, that what I think happens, I'm not sure for sure on this.
Wait... they automatically do a c-section if the mother's contractions start? Um.... that makes absolutely no sense at all
post #40 of 107
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Originally Posted by mandib50

it is so discouraging to hear this.
yes it is... :

I am so going for a homebirth for any future kiddo...
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