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While large babies are normally praised in some cultures, there are various health risks that come along with giving birth to them, for both the child and mother.

The Grio Reports:

Babies born larger than 9 pounds 15 ounces have a much higher risk of complications. As many as 10 percent of newborn babies weigh-in above that at birth.

The mothers are at increased risk as well. Major lacerations or tears along the vagina or the urinary tract can occur. Having a newborn with macrosomia increases the need for Ceasarean section, involving the risks of major surgery. The mothers can also develop diabetes later on in life.

Read More At TheGrio.com

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