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I just gave birth to a 10 lb baby 3 weeks ago. I would be considered "overweight" according to the BMI. I gained 30lbs during the pregnancy. I had a quick easy birth, less than 4 hours from first contraction until I pushed the baby out (home water birth). You all had a nurse on there talking about how overweight/obese women make larger babies that can lead to c-section or complicated deliveries. Well I think that statement leaves out important information... for one, Drs are now doing late pregnancy ultrasounds estimating the weight of the baby, if the baby is "big" they are suggesting the mom be induced because of course (sarcasm) there is no weigh a mom could birth a large baby with out medical help. The inductions when the mom and baby aren't ready are what are leading to increasing c-sections with larger women/babies.My first baby was your typical 8lber and that labor and delivery was 10 million times harder than my 10 lb baby.
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