(Closed) Monster baby

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
298 posts
Helper bee

My midwife is in her mid 60s and has been delivering babies for years. She is usually pretty accurate to the oz with predicting baby weights. At my last appointment which was 39 weeks she said she predicted DD to be about 8lbs and said they consider that a average healthy baby. DD was delivered and weighed 7lb 2oz I think it was one of the only times she was so far off with her prediction. I had a natural vaginal delivery no epidural or meds. I did end up with a 2nd degree tear but it wasn’t terribly uncomfortable. I asked my midwife hiw much the biggest baby she ever delivered weighed and she said 13lbs !! She assured me that our bodies are meant to deliver our babies and that babies size coincide with what our individual bodies will be able to handle (meaning a tiny woman wouldn’t have a 11lb baby). Whether or not that’s accurate I’m not sure just passing the info along and I really trusted and respected my midwifes opinion so just food for thought. Good luck with your labor and delivery and enjoy your precious babe when they arrive. The time goes by so quickly. 

Post # 32
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Even growth scans done by ultrasound with exact measurements can be off by a pound or so…I would not worry in the slightest by someone just feeling my belly.

Post # 33
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My doctor has 20+ years of experience and thought both my babies were going to be average size. They were 9lbs 5oz day before due date and 9lbs 13oz on due date. You just never know. Try not to stress it and just have faith that your body knows what to do. 

Post # 34
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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MeandYou :  My midwife (very experienced, has caught well over 1,000 babies) estimated my baby to be 8 pounds. He was 6 pounds 5 ounces. His head was huge, though (95th percentile) so that didn’t feel so great….I say he was a candy apple baby- tiny body, huge head haha.

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