Feb 182014

Cesareans“He’s too big to be born vaginally. You should consider an early cesarean section. He’s too big to come out.”

- OB to mother, after the OB just finished explaining how inaccurate fetal weight assessment is.

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 February 18, 2014  Big Baby, Cesarean, OB 14 Responses »
Jan 022014

ThoughtfulThursday- OB to mother who pushed her baby out in one hour.

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Dec 182013

Newborns“I have heard that when a child is either 12 lbs. or 12 weeks old that he should be capable of sleeping through the night. It worked with both of my children. They cried it out for 3 nights and then they were happier! So, since you had a big baby who was over 10 lbs., you don’t have to wait too long to get a good night’s sleep!”

- OB to mother immediately after the birth.

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 December 18, 2013  Big Baby, newborn, OB 26 Responses »
Dec 162013

MOSWNoOtherText“I’m not saying you’ll HAVE to have a cesarean section, but we’re really going to need to monitor the baby’s weight at the end.”

- OB to mother at 8 week ultrasound.  The mother had a history of 4 previous vaginal births and her last baby had easily resolved sticky shoulders and weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces.

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 December 16, 2013  Big Baby, Cesarean, OB, Ultrasound 15 Responses »
Dec 152013

Newborns“You’ll need to supplement with formula because your baby is so big.”

- Pediatrician to mother of a 10 pound newborn.

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Dec 022013

Breastfeeding“We may have to supplement with formula.”

- Pediatrician to mother of a just born baby who weighed 9 1/2 lbs.

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Nov 272013

Homebirths“Anticipating severe dystocia. Baby is estimated to be very good-sized, probably 8 pounds, and mother is only 5 feet tall.”

- OB notes in medical records after mother arrived from a home birth transfer.

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 November 27, 2013  Big Baby, Home Birth, OB 39 Responses »
Nov 212013

ThoughtfulThursday“You birth a nine pound baby like nobody’s business!”

- OB to mother.

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Oct 172013

ThoughtfulThursday“You won’t need a cesarean section.”

- OBs to mother who had a history of big babies but had previous vaginal births.

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Oct 122013


Cesareans“Just have a cesarean section!  My sister looks like hamburger down there from her vaginal births.”

- Ultrasound tech to parents during an ultrasound where the baby was measuring big.

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