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People are always SHOCKED when they find out.... Pics added on p. 13

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.....that my son weighed 11lb 2oz at birth.
& that I didnt have a c-section....
....or an epidural....

Is it really THAT shocking?
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by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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YzmaRocks
by Platinum Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM
My daughter had SD too. However, her labor was my best and least painful labor of all three! Pushing was not pleasant but I always hate the pushing anyway.

Quoting hippiemamax3:

He had shoulder dystocia and him being stuck was super painful :-/




Quoting YzmaRocks:

Actually, birthing a large baby is no different than birthing a small baby. Size really makes no difference in the level of pain, at least not for me.





Quoting mommy425906:

Not shocking but probably rare in this country these days. C-sections are so common for big babies.

Personally I'm in awe about the no epidural part! A baby that big with no pain meds had to have been a challenge. Good for you!!

(I had epidurals both pregnancies. I admire any woman that does it without one!)


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mollysmom328
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 8:29 PM

My OB was a pound off.

Quoting merinasmommy:

get better prenatal care next time and youll know how big your baby will be.they were within 3 oz of how big dd was going to be


Quoting hippiemamax3:

Thanks Allie!




Quoting merinasmommy:

and you sound like a bitch idc whatt you think so have a great day....






Quoting Allie_kat1:

Wow, way to be a bitch... An epi would have likely made things worse as she would not have been able to move at all to help relieve the dystocia. She said she had no idea the baby was that big, and once a baby is far enough out for a shoulder dystocia, it is way too late for an epi or csection. You sound like a very angry person.








Quoting merinasmommy:

I have them but ill save them for my dd who isnt being a baby...poor you...you could have had an epideral thats your own stupidity.










Quoting hippiemamax3:

Bragging?





Myself and my son nearly died.





It was scary, traumatic and extremely painful.





My son ended up in the nicu.





I am in physical therapy (7 mos pp) over pelvic issues it as well as counselling due to birth trauma.





Why the fuck would I brag about that?





Im just curious if its really that unusual due to the reaxtions I always get.





But yeah, if you have a cookie Ill take it.












Quoting merinasmommy:

Sounds like your just trying to breg to me...want a cookie?









sissy852
by Silver Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM
aww he is so cute


Quoting hippiemamax3:

Just a few hours old.

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carsonsmommytam
by Tammara on Oct. 5, 2012 at 8:53 PM
My aunt has 5 kids. Her SMALLEST was 9lb11oz and she was 4wk early. Her largest was 13lb 12oz (he was delayed as an infant because he was sooooo big). All delivered vaginally, no pain meds, no tears. The others were 10lb 7oz, 11lb 2oz, and 11lb 9oz.
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ZakkarysMom
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM
Wow I couldnt imagine having a baby that big! My biggest was 7 lbs 15 oz. That was painful enough!
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corkigurl
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Awww but he's such a handsome big boy! :) good job momma! I thought my din was big at 8lbs 6oz and I had an epi during labor! Wtg!
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larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:02 PM
It's not shocking in the sense that it's possible and doable, but it is shocking in this country where women get scheduled c sections for their "too big" 8 pound babies.
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larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

End of pregnancy with my 3rd baby. He was delivered naturally and considered big at 9 pounds 12 ounces. It wasn't any more or less difficult than my first who was only 7 pounds 1 ounce.
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ZakkarysMom
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM
You must have been SO uncomfortable being pregnant!


Quoting hippiemamax3:

This was about SEVEN WEEKS before he was born.

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catholicmamamia
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Not shocking to me (I work in the natural mothering community, both local and online) but it is still so awesome! He is adorable, mama!


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