Having a child is the best thing that can happen to anybody. It’s true that childbirth is not an easy thing, but soon as the baby arrives in this world, that is all forgotten.
However, childbirth is different from women to women, for some it can be very hard and painful thing. Generally, a baby is between 46 and 53.5 cm long, and 2.5 – 4.3 kg in weight.
Babies of these sizes are still not an easy task for the mother, but can you imagine how difficult it would be for a child to exceed five times those amounts. That was the case that the midwives had to face in an Australian hospital.
An overweight woman was rushed to the hospital because she was ready to give birth to her son. However, when examining the patient, the medical staff was surprised that the child weighed almost 18 kg.
This was a great challenge even for the experienced doctors. They decided that the best thing to do is cesarean section.
In previous situations, we had already dealt with overweight women. However, we had never witnessed anything like what we were seeing. Without doubt, this birth will be recorded forever in our lives, said the doctor in charge of the Caesarean section.
At first, the doctor thought it was a multiple pregnancy, ie twins or triplets. However, we realized that it was a very robust and large baby, said the doctor. I’m sure he’ll be a professional rugby player when he gets older, the doctor joked.
Been overthrew is differently not a good thing, but in this case is even worse when it comes to yet unborn children. This condition is called Macrostomia, and directly affects the baby.
It may trigger other serious health issues like:
When having a child it is extremely important to eat healthy and avoid alcohol, cigarettes or drugs. Make sure you’re visiting your doctor regularly for monitoring the progress of your baby.
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