Post # 1
So I just read this article about a woman who gave birth to a 13 pound, 13 ounce baby naturally and without an epidural, and that got me thinking about the average weight of babies at birth–well, after I stopped grabbing my crotch and thinking “ow!”
Post # 3
Not pregnant or a mom, but one of my friends just had a 10 lb 7 oz baby girl. I was like 0_0
Post # 4
She was 8lbs 7oz. I had a csection though.
Post # 5
He was 5lbs 2 oz and 7 weeks early
Post # 6
I need to see more poll results! I want to know what I’m (likely) in for.
Post # 7
DS was 8lb 1oz and had an “emergency” cesarean.
I love reading things like that… a midwife in my area posted about a women having a hba2c and delivering an 11+ lb baby!
I LOVE our bodies and what they’re capable of! =)
Post # 8
LOL! I just posted that link on my BIL’s fb page. His wife (SIL) goes in tomorrow for a c-section for their first child. Baby was measuring about 9lb 4oz and a big head, so the doc said c-section, but looks like this lady did just fine!
I am wondering though, why they let her go 9 days over, and weren’t they checking the baby’s size at appointments?! That almost sounds like she had gestational diabetes.
Post # 9
Both of my DDs were 7 14 1/2 and 19 inches long (yes both) But Fi’s aunt had a 11 pound and a 10 pound baby and she gave birth to both babys naturally and early!
Post # 10
@hisgoosiegirl: Some babies are just big, and as long as her fluids were good and baby & her were good there’s really no reason to induce or schedule a cesarean… in most cases anyways. There are times where prior pelvic injury and such would cause issues but for the most part we’re able to birth big babies just fine… especially if we can move & birth in positions like squatting where we get almost 2 more cm of pelvis opening. =)
Post # 11
@hisgoosiegirl: I went 16 days over due with Dirty Delete1 after you reach 1 week over due if they dont induce You basicly live at the doctors office.
Post # 12
My son was 7lbs 2 oz, natural birth as there was no time for an epi. My aunt had three boys naturally and they were 9, 11, and 13 lbs. I totally get whey they stopped going for their girl, LOL, I mean how big would the next one have been? That is what worried her too and why they stopped, she still jokes about it.
Post # 13
6lbs 12oz and she was born right on time, her due date!
the woman who I shared a room with had a 13lb baby though! yikes!
Post # 14
6lbs, 14oz; 21 inches long; 9 days past due date.
Post # 15
I’m happy to see the poll results are showing an average of 7 – 8 lbs baby! I have absolutely no desire to have a big baby – not only because of the labour issues, but then because they’re so big and heavy already! My SIL had a 10 lbs baby last year and by six months, he was already 20 lbs. UGH! I’d prefer to hit that 20 lbs mark around a year or so!
Keeping my fingers crossed that our little bub will be in the 7 – 8 lbs range. Darling Husband and I are both tall and skinny so hopefully that helps things out – I don’t mind a long/tall baby so long as it’s not a cannon ball girth wise to go with it! 🙂
Post # 16
I think I was a 9 pound baby!