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May 10th, 2011, 12:50 PM
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Many women give birth to 10+ babies just fine. Weighing babies in utero is not an exact. Many times when a Doctor says a baby is 10 lbs it's really only 7 or 8 lbs. I wouldn't worry. There is no need to make baby come out before he/she is ready.
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May 19th, 2011, 09:57 AM
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There are lots of wives tales. But really unless baby is ready none of them are going to work in my experience.

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February 10th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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castor oil, motherwort,fenugreek,raspberry leaf tea..These are the things I will be using because my baby is also big.

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February 14th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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1. Often times, an ultrasound can be a couple of lbs off in terms of weight. It's just an estimate, and should not be used as a defininte guage of size.

2. Just because a baby is large, does not mean it is ready to be born. Size does not indicate maturity. The baby's lungs, especially, may not me ready to breathe in the outside world.

3. Just because there are "natural" induction methods, does not mean they are safe. She could potentially harm herself or her child.
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February 14th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Ultrasound can be way off...so I'd not trust it, honestly. And what's wrong with a bigger baby? They're just extra squishy cuz they've got more fat.....squishy doesn't hurt...it's their darn big noggins that do.

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March 4th, 2012, 06:57 AM
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I wouldn't trust the ultrasound. I had one at 35 weeks and my daughter was estimated to already weigh 6.5lbs and the doctor estimated that by the time my due date came, she would be close to 9 or 10 pounds. He was extremely concerned as to whether or not she would even be able to be delivered vaginally and had also discussed inducing.
She ended up being born at 6lbs 12oz.
Let the pregnancy finish its course, your sister should want a full developed baby, there will be less possibility of complications. Plenty of women have very large babies with absolutely no problems, its been happening for thousands of years
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