Can you be induced early due to big baby?
Babies who are very large (or macrosomic, weighing over 4000 g when born) can have difficult and occasionally traumatic births.
One suggestion to try to reduce this trauma has been to induce labour early, before the baby grows too big.
The estimation of the baby’s weight is difficult before birth and not very accurate..
What is the earliest a baby can be induced?
Inducing labor should be for medical reasons only. If there are medical reasons to induce your labor, talk to your provider about waiting until at least 39 weeks of pregnancy. This gives your baby the time she needs to grow and develop before birth. Scheduling labor induction should be for medical reasons only.
Will they induce me if baby is too big?
Big babies are at higher risk for other birth problems. We can accurately tell if a baby will be big. Induction keeps the baby from getting any bigger, which lowers the risk of Cesarean. Elective Cesareans for big baby are only beneficial; that is, they don’t have major risks that could outweigh the benefits.
Why would a baby be induced early?
Sometimes your baby needs to be born early because one of you has a medical problem. The most common medical reasons for inducing labor early include: Your baby isn’t growing. You may hear your doctor call this intrauterine growth restriction or IUGR.
What are the signs of a big baby?
Signs and symptoms include: Large fundal height. During prenatal visits, your health care provider might measure your fundal height — the distance from the top of your uterus to your pubic bone. A larger than expected fundal height could be a sign of fetal macrosomia.
Are big babies healthier?
Seven-pound babies appear to be healthier than six-pound babies — and to fare better in school as they age. The same goes for eight-pound babies compared with seven-pound babies, and nine-pound babies compared with eight-pound babies.