Do you think gender wise.. boys weigh more at birth than girls?

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  1. xloulabellex

    xloulabellex Mummy to 2 beautiful boys

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    Was thinking oohh I was 5lb Xoz... mum was 5lbs, Xoz (can't remember exactly)

    Maybe MINE will be too... (although I know it doesn't work that way)

    However, i'm having a boy.. think that matters?! All the "my baby was only 5/6lbs" stories.. have all been girls.. hmm...

    Anyone had a small boy? xxx
     
  2. kat2504

    kat2504 Well-Known Member

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    I think it more depends on other factors such as how long before the due date the baby was born. People I know who have had 5 pound babies gave birth a little bit premature. Boys and Girls both. Also there are factors like how good the mothers diet was and if she was smoking or not, and if she had any condition that restricted growth in the uterus. And the size of the mother and father probably makes some difference too.

    I think if you take two lots of babies born at the same gestation, boys on average are apparently slightly heavier than girls but it isn't a significant difference.
     
  3. xloulabellex

    xloulabellex Mummy to 2 beautiful boys

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    Okay, thanks. :)
     
  4. Ashlee B x

    Ashlee B x Teejay N Kaycie

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    Sayin that tho my SIL in has 3 boys 6lb 15, 4lb 15 and 6lb 3. The 4lb 15 was becoz she had pre eclampsia but he was only a week early so that stunted his growth. However me n OH had a 9lb 12 boy. I also know someone who had a 10lb 8 baby girl, she was 2 days late! so it really does all vary depending on woman to woman lol
     
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    DollPosse Well-Known Member

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    My daughter was not even 6 lbs but at 5lbs and 13 oz and 18 1/4 inches she was considered big at 35 weeks.
     
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    whispernikki Well-Known Member

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    So far my boys have out weighed my girls, my last son was 10lb 2oz
     
  7. Star7890

    Star7890 New mummy

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    A girl I know has just had a 10lb 10oz baby girl so I really think it takes other factors into account rather than the just the sex x
     
  8. Onemoretime5

    Onemoretime5 Mother of 6 and loving it

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    my girls weighed more than my boys
     
  9. tiggerz

    tiggerz Expecting our 3rd miracle

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    It more depends on gestation and how much mummy has been eating x
     
  10. BleedingBlack

    BleedingBlack Well-Known Member

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    Depends on gestation and other things.

    Mine:
    DD #1 -4lbs 10oz 17" born at 35w2d
    DD #2 -6lbs 6oz 18.5" born at 39w4d
    DS -6lbs 1oz 18.25" born at 38w5d
     
  11. xloulabellex

    xloulabellex Mummy to 2 beautiful boys

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    Ahh phew! At least it's gender-irrelevant then cos I was thinking "Oh great, another thing!!" lol!!
     

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