Labor induction is a widely overdone procedure in American hospitals. If you're going to be induced, make sure it's for...
Labor induction is a widely overdone procedure in American hospitals. If you're going to be induced, make sure it's for the right reason, and a big baby may not be justification. Baby size, even with an ultrasound and an outstanding care provider is a tough call. Research has noted time and time again that guessing at a baby's size is a fairly inaccurate science. If you're induced, and your baby's smaller than anyone thought, this could spell trouble. Beyond baby size, baby due dates are also commonly misjudged. Many times, due to misinformation, varied period cycles, and other issues, your baby's due date is basically a best guess situation. Induction based on an incorrect due date can be problematic for your baby. If you're induced, you're more likely to experience a large range of labor and birth interventions, up to a C-section. If you're only a few days overdue, and you or your health care provider is considering induction it may be best to chill for a few days, and wait and see what happens. Most babies will come when they're ready. Unless you have gestational diabetes, which really can result in bigger babies, or another health issue, it's usually best to go into labor naturally.

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