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Babies in Germany are getting bigger.

(20 years ago the average birth weight of a baby was 3,500 grams. Today it is nearly 4,000 grams. It’s thought that genes play a factor, but also the better nutrition of the birth mother. A similar thing is happening in the UK and unfortunately the effect has been more surgery for mothers. Caesareans increased last year to a rate of nearly one in four of all births in Britain, up from one in 33 in the 1950s.)