Post # 46
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I was 9lbs 4oz, my brother was 10lbs 4oz, & my sister was 9lbs 5oz. My mom had all of us naturally ..bless her!
My husband was over 8lbs, plus my birth weight & not to mention we both have broad shoulders & he has a large head! I’m pretty scared about having kids of our own haha.
Post # 47
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
Daizy914: It isn’t the baby’s weight that makes birth hurt and causes tears- it’s the baby’s head and shoulders! You could have a 9lb baby with a small head! Extra weight just squishes, don’t worry too much 🙂
Post # 48
My 9 year old was 6lbs 9ozs. I ate alot of crap (candy and chips) because I was fairly young and didn’t know anybetter. I never got the scan, but you will be fine. Ppl push out large babies all the time. 🙂
Post # 49
Ultrasounds are notoriously bad at guesstimating baby’s weight inutero. They can be off by about a pound or so. My son was born at 40+1 and was 8lbs10oz. Unfortunately he was born by emergency c section, but that had nothing to do with his weight – he was malpositioned.
Post # 50
My little guy was estimated at over 7lb at 35 weeks and was 9lb 12oz when delivered at 40+5. I had a “natural” delivery (just gas for pain relief) but he was a GD baby so he had the big shoulders and abdomen.
Post # 51
I had an US at 34 weeks where Dear Daughter was estimated at 6lbs, then at the end I was consistently measuring 2 weeks ahead. She was 8lbs 11oz at birth (41+3).
Post # 52
My daughter was a premie (just over a month early) and she was 6 lbs 9 oz at birth. And my son was born at 34 weeks at 7 lbs 5 oz. When the dr measured during both pregnancies he thought both of my babies would be over 8 1/2 lbs.
Post # 53
Our son was born at 35.5 weeks (so a month early) he weighed 7 pounds. I had an epidural and a vaginal delivery – he wasn’t that big but I still tore – just a first degree.
Post # 54
I had a sonogram at 36 weeks and they estimated 5 lbs 10 oz. My dr told me at most I’d have a 7lb baby. My daughter was born at 40 weeks exactly and weighed 6 lbs even. I Actually don’t know anyone that their baby was as much as estimated. My friends son was estimated at 10.8 lbs and was born 9.9 lbs. I think you will be fine, don’t worry!
Post # 55
I never had a weight estimate (probably because it’s unreliable as others have mentioned). My LO was 8lbs 3oz at birth (10 days overdue) and I didn’t get an epidural (not my choice, never made it to the hospital!). My friend had a baby a month later at 9 lbs 6oz and no epidural either (also not her choice, there was no room available right away for her). She did need the help of a vacuum.
Post # 56
Daizy914: ultrasounds mean nothing. My son was 8lbs 8oz at birth. I had an epidural and had a vaginal birth.
Post # 57
My son was 6lb15oz born at 37+6. I wouldn’t rely too much on what they estimate your baby at, they are wrong all the time! Also, I wouldn’t worry too much about an 8 or 9lb baby, they are pretty common. My girlfriend had an 11lb baby no drugs and managed! Liek some of the other moms on here said, labour will hurt no matter what size that baby is!
Post # 58
My son was 10lbs 6oz and I pushe’d him out no problem (just one second degree tear that healed painlessly). his heAd was only 50th percentile though so maybe that helped.
Post # 59
FWIW, to all those saying ultrasounds are useless or totally inaccurate: I am 34+2 and my baby is measuring very small. I asked the tech at my last scan what the margin of error is, and she said when the baby is small and not cramped, they can see easily and are usually right on. She said once you get to the late weeks of 6+ pounds and all the limbs are so squished — it’s not very reliable at all. So take weeks and size into consideration.
My last scan had the baby at 3 lb. 11 oz. . . . I’ll keep you posted on the next measurements and what actually happens. 🙂
Post # 60
9lbs 14ozs. I had a c section.