how big does the baby have to be for an induction?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Mar. 25, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by FuzNet at 6:55 PM on Mar. 25, 2009
I had an ultrasound the day before I was induced at 41 weeks. The ultrasound showed that my son was about 9 1/2 - 10 lbs. After I was induced I was in labor for 12 hours before the doctor's decided that it would be in our best interest to do a c-section. My son was born weighing 11 lbs. 10 oz. And I did NOT have GD or any other medical conditions. So, to FuzNet, who ever told you that did not know what they were talking about. I was not physically able to deliver a child that big. My doctor even told me that if I had of lived in the 1800's or earlier, I and the baby probably would have died trying to give birth. To the OP- it really depends on the doctor. Some doctor's will not even let you try to deliver the baby vaginally if the baby is over 10 lbs. I would ask your doctor and if you don't agree with their practices then I would find another doctor.
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:05 PM on Mar. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Mar. 25, 2009
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Answer by celticreverie at 7:38 PM on Mar. 25, 2009
Answer by madsmom314 at 7:45 PM on Mar. 25, 2009
Anon- No, my doctor was not a c-section happy doctor. In fact he has the lowest c-section rates in our area. I know that women can give birth to 13 lb babies, my husband's grandmother did. I am not disputing that. What I am disputing is the comment that our bodies can not grow a baby it can not birth. I was glad that my doctor suggested a c-section because had I of tried to deliver vaginally any longer my son could have died. So, go ahead and sit upon your judgemental throne all you want. My son was born healthy and that is all that matters to me.
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:47 PM on Mar. 25, 2009