What were you told when doctors looks at you baby in their ultrasound? Was your baby supposedly small, average or large? The answer to this question could pinpoint a phenomenon that seems to be growing in the states.
In December of last year, researchers found that a proportionally large number of women in America were being incorrectly told they were having a big baby.
According to the findings, these expectant mothers were told their babies would be almost five times bigger than what they actually were and it was suggested to them that they have a scheduled c-section.
In reality, most of the babies born weighted less than 4,000 grams (the medical definition of a large baby).
“Childbirth is seen as a painful process to begin with,” said Erika R. Cheng, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.