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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 17:38 PM   1
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For those who have had big baby's


How was it?

Anyone had a big baby and a small baby ? how do they compare?

Been told shes bigger than average and already being scared of birth im even more apprehensive now..

Anything you would or wouldnt of done had you known baby was gonna be big?

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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 17:43 PM   2
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What is classed as 'big'?



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 17:48 PM   3
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i dont reallly know? Ive just been told shes 'larger than average' .. ?



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 18:38 PM   4
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honestly hunny.. take that with a pinch of salt. i was told the whole way thru Roo was measuring big.. they told me at 2 scans to prepare for a 9.5-10lb baby.. and considering OH was 12lb (yep... 12lb!) i thought it was true.. so when she popped out at 6lb it was a big shock! i have 2 friends told to expect 4lb babies (one of whom was induced 2 weeks early because they were so worried baby was so tiny, and he was 7lb 6, 2 weeks early, and lous baby was the same! my midwife did tell me tho that often big babies are born easier than little ones, as they literally push themselves out too!

also.. really try not to be so afraid of the birth hun.. i was terrified too, and i wish now i could go back and do it without being so afraid, because i loved it!
its going to be THE most amazing, magical special day in your whole life babe... i promise! and the pain.. yeah it hurts like hell, but u know what, the pain is irrelevant really cos when you see that wee princess, it truely doesnt matter anymore! just try to be as relaxed and positive about it as you can, i think that really helps!



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 18:44 PM   5
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Try not to worry as said above those scans can be off. I was told Hannah was bigger than average at my 20 week scan, and she was 8 pounds 10 ounces at birth, not huge I don't think but probably a bit above normal (she was also above average length wise). I won't lie giving birth isn't easy but it is so worth it in the end Try not to stress to much and rely on your body to do what needs to be done



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 18:58 PM   6
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Thing is i dont understand why/how she can be so big because i was seven and a half pounds and so was the FOB. I was born at 38 weeks by c section because my mums pelvis was measured against my head and they basically told her the bones were too narrow for her to give birth to me... and the FOB's mum was induced because she was overdue.. so he was the same weight as me at like 42 weeks.. and i dont have G.D (got the results today) so how can she be so big??

Also, with me having far too much fluid, does that effect how she engages?? shes been at brim for like 2 weeks.. but not moving, Is that probably because shes unable to move down cos of the fluid?? or could it be my pelivs is the same as mums and just not wide enough for her head.. she was just over seven pounds at 36 weeks...

I just dont see how i can do it.. genetics say i cant.. but then they also say she shouldnt be too big!

I'll prob be induced unless my waters break.. but im gonna go straight for the Epidural..



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 19:04 PM   7
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I didn't have a big baby, but was told to be prepared for him to be big by my doctor. He never did a growth scan, he just measured my belly and from about 30 weeks I was measuring 2 weeks ahead. My doctor told me to be prepared for at least a 8-9 lb baby. When he came out weighing 6lbs I was so releaved and was like, "WHAT?". I had a lot of amniotic fluid, which made me measure so big.



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 19:14 PM   8
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dont worry hun they thought id have a small'un but she wasnt haha she was just under 9lb
and to be honest my birth was easy, no way near painful as i expected!

if the birth is this easy next time ill happily have another biggun x



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 19:16 PM   9
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oh and growth scan at 32weeks she was about 3lb, and was 6lb5 at 36 weeks xx



 
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Old Nov 30th, 2009, 02:29 AM   10
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Aisling was quite big at 8lb15oz but I'd say I had a pretty easy birth, just had gas and air and didn't have any stitches. Unless baby is really really big, I don't think it makes too much of a difference to be honest. I second what the other girls said, I was terrified of the birth and I'm sorry I was so afraid now, it was absolutely fine



 
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