I had a 9 pounder and a 11 pounder. I am 5'7" tall and well built, not skinny but not fat either. Just a really solid frame with wide hips.
It took me 3 hours to push out the 9 pounder and 2 hours to push out the 11 pounder.
Recently I've been reading some birth stories where women pushed out over 9 pounders in just a few pushes. I am puzzled. Is my "pushing power" not good or what happened to me is the norm and the stories I've read are the exceptions? I tried every position in the book to get these babies out.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 AM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by MoMoFu at 1:19 AM on Jul. 28, 2010
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Answer by dragonlady44 at 4:01 AM on Jul. 28, 2010
My older son was 9lbs 3oz but he was a c-section baby. I do remember the doctor asking for the scapel in the middle of the delivery because they couldn't get his big ole head out of the original incision (which was following the one they did for my first child). They had to make it bigger to get him out and the nurses had to practically sit on my chest to push him out...ugh.
My cousin's wife (now ex) is super skinny and tall and their younger son was almost 12lbs and was all natural. Not sure how long her delivery was but the kid was huge.
Answer by justanotherjen at 4:28 AM on Jul. 28, 2010