My baby was estimated at 10lbs from numerous scans. Due to a friends baby having shoulder dystocia I had a complete and irrational fear of it happening to my baby and despite all the research I could not alleviate the nightmares. I opted for an ELCS and even then my baby still had to be dragged out by forceps. He was well and truly stuck and there was no way on earth he was ever going to have come out vaginally. I would have ended up with an EMCS. My LO was born at 40 weeks and weighed 9lbs 5ounces. I am glad I had the ELCS.
My baby was 10 lbs 4 oz. Delivered him vaginally at 40+5. Labor began with waters breaking naturally but I had to have pitocin later in the delivery since I could not feel my contractions after an epidural. I received an episiotomy and vacuum extraction but due to shoulder dystocia the doctor had to put in her hand to turn LO and get him out. I got a 7 cm internal vaginal tear and a 4th degree perineal tear in the process in addition to the episiotomy. It took an hour and a half to stitch me together. It's been 16 weeks now and I have fully healed so the surgeons did a great job.
I am 5'5 and was a US size 8 before the baby. My stomach measured above the curve all throughout the pregnancy and I was tested twice for gestational diabetes which I didn't have. My husband is tall. 6'4 with broad shoulders so it could be the reason I had such a big baby. I gained 13 kilos in my pregnancy, 11 of which came right off within 2 weeks. So my weight gain was all baby.
In retrospect I should have been offered an elective C section, especially since I measured so big all along.
My son was 9lb 11oz. Natural labour 1 day overdue (really only 6hours overdue though :P) got to hospital at 8cm and then used gas n air until I was pushing then did it med free. whole labour was 2hrs 50mins with no tears, not even a scratch. It was an amazing labour. I had a scan which predicted him to being 8lbs at birth, very wrong x
Freya was 9lb born at 40+4. went into labour naturally and delivered naturally. I was actually having a home birth but had to transfer due to meconium in waters, she was born within 20 mins of getting to hospital. I had 2nd degree perineal tear and also tore upwards causing labial lacerations. I blame this on my pushing though rather than her size, I pushed like there was no tomorrow and she was out in 3 contractions, I should have taken my time but I still didn't really feel tearing or even the ring of fire, after contractions for hours a different pain was kind of a relif ha ha.
He was 10 days late and weighed 11lb 1oz. She managed with just gas and air although she did have an episiotomy. He's 6 months old now and is wearing clothes for a 1 year old but he's absolutely gorgeous she does get a lot of back ache though!
Got a 2nd Degree tear, and a huge graze. Her head has always been way bigger than average, so it must have caused me all that trouble! Midwife said she looked like a 10lber... but she did poo inside me (3rd degree meconium in my waters) and then pood again as soon as she was born, lovely! So must have lost some weight due to all the pooping!
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