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does giving birth at 40 weeks almost garuntee an 8 or more lb baby?

the idea of giving birth to a big 8 lb baby scares me to death. who had a baby that was 6 or 7 lbs?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Jul. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • No, mine was over 40 weeks and she came out at 7lbs8oz.

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 5:52 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I was 3 day shy of 40 weeks and my LO weighed 7 12. A lot has to do with genetics, how well you ate, several other things. GL!

    Answer by renea20 at 5:52 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • No, every child is different. And really, 8 pounds isn't all that big. My friend had a 10 pounder at 38 weeks. I had my kids at 38 weeks and 36 weeks, and they were 7 pounds 9 ounces and 6 pounds 7 ounces.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:53 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • my sil was overdue and my niece was 6 lb 25 oz. a little small.

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 5:55 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I was at 41 weeks and my son was 6lbs 6oz.. Every baby and mother is different :)

    Answer by colethky at 5:55 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I was 39 weeks, 5 days, (my due date was way off the Dr at the hospital told me) and I gave birth to a 5;b 9 oz baby.

    Answer by nicki.hemingway at 5:57 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I was 40 weeks and 1 days lol.... My baby was 6lbs 9 oz

    Answer by firethearson at 6:01 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My baby was born a few days shy of 42 weeks and was 7lb 14 oz.

    Answer by azpreemiemom at 6:17 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My only child at 40 weeks and under 8 lbs was my second one. She was 7-10. My first was 40 weeks and 8-10, my third was 4 weeks premature and 7-5, my fourth was 3 weeks early and 8-3 and my fifth was 5 days early and 7-14

    Answer by carmadsmom at 6:26 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Try and eleven pounder---I'm 5'2 and my weight was 120 when I became pregnant.

    Answer by suzzeee at 6:41 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

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