My sister-in-law is being induced in 2 days because her doctor told her that the baby is a "HUGE" 9lbs and that it will be too much stress on her and baby to go any further. He also told her that if she lets the baby get any bigger it will cause internal injuries to her and hurt the baby to give birth vaginally *and no she isn't a small woman, normal sized with wide hips* He then went on to tell her that if she insists on going to 40 weeks he'll likely have to insist on a c-section and that the induction will LOWER her chances of a c-section.
Just so many lies all at once. I was shocked when she told me about it, shocked that OBs in CA are still pushing this big baby myth on new moms to push them to induce since it earns them more money than a regular birth.
I tried to tell her nicely that it was a pack of lies but i'm not sure if i got through to her and i don't want to make her think i'm trying to ruin her experience or anything crazy like that. I want to call up that doctor and chew him out one way to the other for this.
Anyone else deal with the big baby myth with your OB, if so how did you handle it?
She went into natural labor a few hours before her scheduled induction. Labored easy for most of the day then 3 hours of hard labor. Now I have a tiny 7lb nephew who was born naturally, with no problems, no interventions needed, she didn't even need an epidural or any meds for pain.
A happy ending is always the best :)