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  • Writer's pictureStefanie McMillin

Reminder: Your baby's weight in utero cannot accurately be measured by ultrasound.

Ultrasound exams are notoriously inaccurate for predicting the weight of your baby 🚫

An ultrasound gives an estimate of the weight of your baby, but this estimate can be off a pound or more in either direction 😳

This estimation of fetal weight is often used as a push for induction or planned cesarean 🙅🏻‍♀️

❓Were you told that you were going to have a big baby?

❓Was induction suggested due to your baby measuring large?

❓Did your doctor recommend an elective cesarean based on the estimated size of your baby?

I can’t even tell you the number of women who have told me they were induced or agreed to a c-section due to being told that they were going to have a big baby, only to give birth to a 6-7 lb peanut 👶🏻


✅It is generally not advisable to make decisions about induction or a planned cesarean section based solely on estimated fetal weight.

✅Women have given birth to 10+ lb babies without even a knick to their perineum.

✅Your body has an innate intelligence and was built for birth.

“Women’s bodies have near-perfect knowledge about childbirth; it’s when their brains get involved that things can go wrong.” - Peggy Vincent

✨Do you want to feel supported, confident, and calm about birth?

✨Do you crave a deeply transformational experience?

✨Do you want the guidance and knowledge to prepare physically, mentally AND spiritually?

Get the tools that you need to have the birth experience you truly desire ❤️

Schedule a consult call today.

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