An elephant makes a pretty big baby.
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11/13/06 at 5:27am
Wasn't he like 14 lbs?
This is not a big baby...that is an enormous baby...by anyones standards I think!
this is how we do it in Israel, ladies:
A baby "suspected" of being 4 kilo or more (8.82lbs) "must be delivered by C-section".
Feast your eyes on that. Cause it's SOOOO dangerous to try to push out a baby that is THAT big...and obviously a baby who is THAT big already has MAJOR health problems.
Met with a midwife today who also informed me of that "rule" and that we'd need to transfer to a hospital birth if that is what we were headed into.
Oh, and ultrasounds can be off by 3lbs. And since there is no exact way to measure the size of a baby...
See the problem there?
Plan on birthing at home? I'll hook you up with my obgyn and maybe he will be chill about this. I'll also hook you up with a British mama out here who has babies over 4 kilo and managed to VBAC @ home and get around the rules.
It's a REAL issue here. REALLY stupid, but REAL nonetheless.