Originally Posted by SilverFish
that big baby thing drives me BONKERS.
Oh, same here. I posted my Facebook status as, "Why do I torture myself?!" I had been willing to bet that it would be an asinine, infuriating reason for the CS & I was right.
Anyway, the stupid OB didn't even know the US CS rate! When they asked, she replied, "Oh, it varies in different areas, 25-30%." No, it's 32% & change!!!!!!!
I like how she starts out saying that it varies. Yeah, cuz women's health is definitely different in different regions of the USA.
They asked the OB what are common reasons for a CS & she said big baby was a common one, & baby in distress is very common. & of course, that just further reinforces to the women of America how horribly dangerous birth is & we're so lucky to have swift access to OBs who "save" our poor babies from the damage our uterus & vagina would otherwise do to them.
Since late-term estimates of fetal weight can be off by up to 2#, I was SOOOO hoping the baby would actually weigh like 8 & a half!
I was wondering what, if anything the OB would say. But he was 10# even.
Finally, isn't it true that ACOG doesn't recommend CS for "suspected fetal macrosomia"????
There are enough idiotic, anti-evidence stuff that ACOG does
recommend, so it infuriates me that an anti-evidence based practice they don't
recommend is still so common & unquestioned.
Yeah, a friend of mine gave birth to a baby just shy of 10# at home just back in December.