Any baby weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces or more at birth is considered "oversized." But in the past two decades it's become increasingly more common for newborns to be tiny giants—and not just in gluttonous America where entitled expectant mothers are stuffing their face with buttered Pop-Tarts. It's happening in developing countries, too.
Headlines featuring the kind of birth weights that make your vagina wince—13 pounds, 14 pounds, 15 pounds, 16 pounds—have become more frequent in recent years. (I gave birth to an 11.5 pounder myself in 2011.) And according to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, there has been a 15% - 25% increase in "oversized" births in developed countries. However, developing countries are having similar issues. In Algeria, 15% of babies born are "oversized," while 13.8% are too big in China.