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For anyone who had a 9 pound+ baby

Posted by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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my son was 9.6 lbs. at birth And the nurses kept poking the bottom of his foot to take his blood sugar, it really upset me. Looking back (only 9 mos. ago) i wonder, why didn't I tell them to stop. They said that they have to do it to "heavier" babies. I thought it was weird. Did anyone else have this?

by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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doulala
by Gold Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

No!
Mine were 9-10 pounds.

Why not just refuse?
Why are you birthing in a hospital?

dakojayd88
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I kept saying why do you have to do this? It was terrible. I don't know why i didn't refuse, they made me feel like it had to be done. And I birthed in a hospital becuse we had not been living in my home for very long, nothing was organized yet. I still wish i would of done it at home, when i look back.  I will do it at home if there is another , that is for sure!!! 

pipers_mom
by Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM
My first was 9lbs 9oz and they didn't do that.
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keisha613
by Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:12 PM

I've had a 8.15, a 9.1 and 9.2.  They only did it on the 9.2 because I had GD that once.

Mrs.Salz
by Platinum Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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I've heard of that happening to larger babies, not sure of the reasoning. If baby is acting normally, BFing well, and having enough wet/dirty diapers, it's probably something to consider declining.

larissalarie
by Gold Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM
My second was 9/3 & my third was 9/12, and no they didn't do that at all.

I've heard of them doing it at the less up to date hospitals though the ones that still really push formula, or if the baby was large because Mom had gestational diabetes.
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comptonkids
by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9:12 PM
Dd1 was 8 1 they never pricked her
Dd2 was 8 14 and they pricked her SO many times her poor heels were bruised looking
Ds was 10 5 I honestly can't remember if they pricked him
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joyful_mama
by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM

No. but my 9 lb boy was a homebirth.

HamBergerMama
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM
My 9/2 baby they did once right after he was born and not again. They told us they do it for all babies over 9lb.

I think they don't usually see babies that big unless mom has GD so its standard operating procedure.
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kitty8199
by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Are YOU diabetic? That is why they do it if the baby is big. If not, no clue
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