I'm 8 months pregnant. I was advise by my doctor that my baby is big at 34 1/2 weeks, and probably will have a C-section. I want to have a natural birth. what should I do? Some moms advise me to walk at least 30mins everyday..


I have had two midwives between my four babies and both of them, and all of their midwife colleagues have helped big babies into the world – vaginally. I am talking about 11 and 12 pound babies – BIG babies.

I have had friends and family members birth 9 and 10 pound babies vaginally.

Determining a baby's size in the womb is also notoriously unreliable. Ultrasound can be off by one or two pounds, which is a huge difference for a newborn! Doctors and midwives are also often wrong when they feel the baby through your belly.

I had a doctor tell me that my first baby would probably be around 6 pounds… she was born weighing in at almost 8 pounds!

Larger babies are actually proven to be easier to birth than smaller babies. A baby around 8 or 9 pounds is easier to give birth to than a smaller baby – labors are often shorter and easier on mother and baby.

If you want to have a natural birth with your baby, you should be permitted to labor. If your doctor is forcing you into choosing a c-section, I would seriously consider trying to find a new doctor!

I encourage you to read my Birth Stories Pages – many, many mothers have shared their stories of giving birth to big babies – naturally!

Best of luck to you!

About the author 


Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website NaturalBirthandBabyCare.com and helping families through her online childbirth class MamaBabyBirthing.com

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