When big babies make their way into the world, sometimes something has to give and in my son's case it was his collarbone. My lil guy's debut was a bit of a struggle. As all nine pounds and four ounces of him squeezed down the birth canal, he fractured his clavicle, which connects the sternum to the shoulder.
Had my lil sister, who weighed in at 12 pounds, 6 ounces, not broken hers when being born, I would have worried. But, since I remembered that the bones reconnect rather quickly on their own and all I'd have to do was scoop my baby up carefully to avoid antagonizing the tear, we checked in with our pediatrician and the break healed in a matter of months. To learn how the clavicle breaks, read more