My first dd was born in the hospital with CNM's. At 39 weeks they ordered an ultrasound to "see how the baby was doing" and I was told she was a "really big baby, at least 9.5 lbs." They recommended immediate induction and being fairly naive and impressionable I agreed. She was born vaginally 15 hours later and weighed 7lbs, 5oz. That intervention-heavy birth was pretty much the end of my belief that hospital birth was safer for normal pregnancies. The next two babes were both born at home. No one tried to guess their size or ordered tests to figure it out. They weighed 7lbs 9oz, and 7lbs 6oz respectively.
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3/26/07 at 11:37am