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Old Oct 17th, 2017, 04:08 AM   11
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They don't induce early unless there's good reason because every day counts for baby. It's not a pick n mix pick your slot, it's about baby's needs. I was estimated 6.5lb at just under 34 weeks BTW!
I think people were asking/enquiring about that because she said they were scanning her because of the size of the baby appearing to be bigger (big enough they wanted to actually monitor it via a scan).

In Australia it is not at all uncommon for a women to be induced early, or even have c-section scheduled because of babies appearing to be on the larger side - this is done on advice from the medical professionals, not because the mother simply chooses to.
A girl in my mother’s group was recommended a c-section at 38 weeks because her baby was appearing to be very large and they were concerned about her being able to birth him - she went ahead with the c-section at 38 weeks on their advice, and he was already over 9 pounds.
Another friend of mine refused any early intervention, and went into labour naturally a day before 42 weeks. She had a very diffcult labour, with the baby getting stuck and causing her permanent injuries - he was born at the high end of 9 pounds. When she had her second, which was also measuring on the larger side, they advised induction before 40 weeks, or a scheduled c-section, given her difficult labour and the injuries she sustained because he got stuck. She ended up getting a c-section and again her baby was born over 9 pounds.

Not always necessary in every case, as plenty of women birth larger babies just fine, but for other women it can be more worthwhile, and guess that’s why medical professional do recommend it (from time to time), at least here in Australia.



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2017, 08:23 AM   12
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I'm being induced here in the UK at 38 weeks because of having a 10lb baby and had a bad birth leaving me with some permanant damage.. (i've had two assisted deliveries) unfortunately in my county this doesnt qualify for a section this time and inducing early is my only option. But there are rules in place, baby comes how nature intends it to or I have an emergency section - no episotomy or forceps so thats something I guess!



 
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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 08:29 AM   13
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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 09:31 AM   14
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i think thats quite big



 
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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 11:29 AM   15
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I'm being induced here in the UK at 38 weeks because of having a 10lb baby and had a bad birth leaving me with some permanant damage.. (i've had two assisted deliveries) unfortunately in my county this doesnt qualify for a section this time and inducing early is my only option. But there are rules in place, baby comes how nature intends it to or I have an emergency section - no episotomy or forceps so thats something I guess!
Emma I'm not sure if you want a section or not but if you did wavy one then the UK you are ebtiltked to just out of preference! So if you do want one go back and tell them because you are entitled no matter what they tell you x



 
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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 15:05 PM   16
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I e been consultant led due t my last 2 babies being big-10lb 3oz and 9lb 10oz- no other complications and both baginal deliveries. I would have really loved to go into labour naturally this time x



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2017, 19:11 PM   17
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I had growth scans in both of my pregnancies. I had one a few hours before my daughter was born and they said she was 5 and a half lb but she was born at 6lb 5. With my son my last one was at 38 weeks and they estimated his weight to be 6lb 13oz all growth scans had been very consistent with him gaining an average of 2lb every 4 weeks. So when I got to 9 days overdue I was expecting a 8 and half lb baby but he was born at 7lb 6oz so either the scans are wrong or he only gained 8oz in 3 weeks 2 days.



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2017, 04:46 AM   18
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Baby is now here and ended up being an emergency section after all that anyway.
After being told at 36+3 she was 7lb 6oz she was born at 38+3 at 8lb 6oz so not sure if that was a good estimate or not?!



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2017, 08:10 AM   19
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Sounds like a good estimate to me. They say half lb per week is a good gain



 
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And congratulations



 
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