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'Big' babies - it's all relative

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Wow - an amazing picture of a mother who's just naturally birthed her 11 and a half pound baby 

We usually grow the perfect sized baby for our pelvis, so (just like us) they do come in all different sizes!

Reading the comments you hear the usual "ouch!" remarks... But the idea that a heavier baby leads to a less comfortable birth is a myth. If your body has the capacity and all is well, it's not necessarily any different to a smaller frame delivering a smaller babe...

Like in any other birth (regardless of a baby's weight) - having empathic, confident caregivers and adopting instinctive upright positions helps a great deal...