Been told you may need to be induced because your baby is predicted to be big?

August 15, 2021

Been told you may need to be induced because your baby is predicted to be big?

It’s scary isn’t it...when your baby is predicted to be ‘big’.

Giving birth to a small baby sounds impossible at times - let alone a big one!

And then you get told that you should be having an induced labour. To prevent your baby from getting too big to birth.

But guess what... the guidelines actually advise against this! And yet I know that it’s happening to a zillion people every single day. Booked in for induction because of the *expected* size of their baby. Induction presents more challenges to both baby and woman/birthing person so it should be given careful thought.

Things to remember...

🌟  It’s not in the guidelines to be induced for estimated ‘big’ baby alone.
🌟  Scans are only 80% accurate! If I had £1 for every estimated big baby that came out totally normal...
🌟  We were designed to birth all sizes of baby! Imagine if we were all growing babies that were too big to fit out of us?! 🤦🏼‍♀️
🌟  Positioning is SO much more important than size! Get up and into upright, active positions!

And finally...

🌟 Know that everything is your choice. You can say no to anything.

Rachel xxx



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