Know this- the way had been paved a few years ago by the twelve-pound older brother! The airwaves were abuzz with the news of a virtual toddler born “naturally” aka vaginally.
The medical concerns here include:
-Nine days past the due date – amnionic fluid levels are decreasing, placenta not functioning as well and the baby is just putting on weight.
-Pushing for SIX hours is alarming and potentially dangerous- stressful on mom and baby, not to mention the uterine muscle…two hours is the average time for a woman to spend pushing.
-To accomplish this birth vaginally- there HAD to have been an episiotomy and possibility instrumentation to assist the baby out vaginally…all with potential risks.
-Newborn’s this size often need assistance to regulate their blood sugar- this means blood tests and careful monitoring to be sure they are stable and adjusting to the outside world.
Big babies? Anyone else have experience delivering “toddlers” into the world?