Abby Block, CD(DONA), CBC

Doula & Breastfeeding Support ~ Serving Brooklyn & NYC


The Big Baby Card

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Below is an excerpt from When A Big Baby Isn't So Big

"The new study, called Listening to Mothers III, was based on Childbirth Connection’s nationally representative survey of some 1,960 new mothers. It found that four out of five of the mothers who were warned they might have large babies gave birth to infants who were not large, and weighed less than 8 pounds 13 ounces.

Yet these mothers were almost twice as likely to have medical interventions such as having doctors medically induce their labor or attempting to self-induce labor, presumably out of concern the baby would continue growing otherwise. They were also nearly twice as likely as other mothers to have a planned cesarean, though the increase fell just short of being statistically meaningful."

Understanding the Risk of Hemorrhage During Childbirth

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I hesitate to put articles up like this on my blog here because if you are pregnant, the last thing you need to read is a scary stuff about giving birth. However, there's a fine line between that and being educated. Personally, I veer towards knowing more, but I know that's not everyone's cup of tea. So read on if you want to know more about this topic, but skip on if you don't!

Read the article: Understanding the Risk of Hemorrhage During Childbirth