I have a few friends with personal experience on this... it seems like so many women are TERRIFIED of having a large baby. I was! But now that I have been through labor, Idk that ANYTHING coming out would be "comfy" lol. And I think that positioning, massage etc can help. Idk that it's even having the big babies that Im curious about- but this HUGE fear that woman have over it... Where does that come from?
ftr my kids were 8lb6oz and 8lb11oz... Idk if that info is relevant or not, I was scared of having a bigger baby. But now on my third time around I really could care less for some reason... Happy and healthy is all I want :)
Answer by celticreverie at 4:24 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by RugersMommy06 at 4:36 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Idk that OBs use it as a "scare tactic" is the only reason- and I personally believe they are scared too: either bc of lawsuits or because of the vast knowledge on "worst case scenarios" But I am sure some of it comes from that source. I think other women's horror stories cause me more fear than anything else... Why is it that when you are 7 months along with your first, EVERYONE feels the need to share the most horrific stories? Complete strangers even ?? :(
Answer by CooksWife at 4:46 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by kabbot01 at 4:47 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
I had always heard that having a second baby was much easier then the first, so when I went in to have 2nd daughter I wasn't afraid at all. My 1st was 7lbs2oz and the whole labor lasted just over an hour and 4 pushes to be born. I thought baby #2 was going to be a cake walk even though I was told that she was going to be big. She was 9lbs9oz, the labor went on all day and that night after pushing for what felt like forever, my nurse had mercy on my and reached in and helped pull her out. She was born with a broken collar bone. When I got pregnant with my 3rd, I was scared to death. I was really careful with what I ate, gained 2 lbs through the whole pregnancy and had a 8lb5oz baby. 1 pound makes a huge difference! That was just me though, I know other people that didn't have a problem delivering big babies, and other people who had to have C-sections. I think it just depends on the person.
Answer by Lornamay at 4:55 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
A bigger baby could mean Gestational Diabetes but that is not always the case. I was checked three times for GD and it came back negative each time. When everyone hears that my son weighed 11 lbs 10 oz at birth they automatically assume that I either had GD or that I pigged out and that is what caused his "abnormal" birth weight. To be honest, I don't know that I would ever want a small baby. Jeremy came out looking like a three month old and even though I was careful with holding his neck and all of that, I felt more at ease with him. I didn't feel like I was going to break him if I picked up or put him down. Anyways, I did have to have a c-section but from what the doctor told me, I would have had to have a c-section whether the baby weighed 12 lbs or 7 lbs. Birthing a big baby naturally can be possible. My husband's grandmother gave birth naturally to my FIL who was weighed 13 lbs.
Answer by JeremysMom at 5:03 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by celticreverie at 5:45 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
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