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You think your baby is big?

Asha, the elephant I talked about yesterday, has given birth to a 304 lb calf. This made me think about comments that I hear about being induced for a big baby.  It’s actually a common myth that this will help prevent some labor complications.&#…

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Asha, the elephant I talked about yesterday, has given birth to a 304 lb calf. This made me think about comments that I hear about being induced for a big baby.  It’s actually a common myth that this will help prevent some labor complications.  In fact, induction can create many more labor complications, including a higher cesarean rate, particularly for first time moms.  But beyond that, even the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) say that induction of labor is not necessary for a big baby.

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