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28 Nov 2005

'Too big for birth" babies

Please can you give me a full explanation on the term 'too big for birth' babies?


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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Teresa

Babies are too big for normal delivery when the head does not fit into the pelvis. This can however only be determined once you are in active birth and in way before birth. Your doctor may anticipate that the baby may be to big for a normal delivery based on your body size and the baby’s size as measured with sonar. This can however only be confirmed by the birthing process.

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