Topic: Big Babies
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August 27th, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Personally, I have not. I've had two 8lb boys (close to 9, but not quite). I see that as average and not big. I wouldn't consider anything under 9lbs 'big'. I have had LOTS of friends who have had csections for their first bc of "big babies" and have gone on to have VBACS later and birth 9 and 10 pounders vaginally. I also have a close friend who is a very small 95 lb Port Rican girl who had almost 10lb baby as her first baby vaginally.

I personally believe that unless there is a medical problem, then your body will not make a baby to big to birth. No matter what the size is, I'm sure it's the perfect size for your body.

Also, no matter how much your doctor wants to swear by that ultrasound machine, I wouldn't use it as a good estimate of baby's size at this point. Research shows that it can be off as much as plus or minus TWO POUNDS. That's a lot. There is actually research that supports better assessment of vaginal delivery by just using hands to feel the position, station, size of the baby in relation to your hips and pelvic outlet during a vaginal exam. Still I believe God will not give us more than we can handle.

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