Why do doctors induce for large babies?
"elective induction of labor before or near term has been suggested to prevent macrosomia and its complications. However, observational studies suggest that induction actually increases the cesarean section rate without favorably altering perinatal outcomes."
"induction did not decrease the rate of cesarean section, instrumental delivery or perinatal morbidity."
"elective induction of labor appears to increase rather than decrease the cesarean section rate."
Since no one in the medical community can show a benefit to inducing for suspected macrosomia (true macrosomia cannot be diagnosed before birth) why are they still doing it?