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Old 03-09-2005, 06:57 AM   #1
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Doctor scared the heck outta me!

Hi ladies, I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Yesterday I went to the doc and he told me that the baby is about 6 pounds and he told me to stop eating anything that has sugar or else I'll have a 9 pound baby! Now, 2 weeks ago he told me the baby wasnt even 4 pounds! what is going on? he really scared me. I dont wanna have a 9 pounder!
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:04 AM   #2
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Re: Doctor scared the hell outta me!

he is being precautionary with you. If you have diabetes at all you could very well have a big baby. Just watch the sugar intake, eat more fruits and veggies and chicken and such. Stay away from juices. you only have 4 wks to go, I would not let him scare you like that, he is just letting you know what could happen if you eat the sugary stuff. just be careful. have a happy and healthy baby.

 
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:21 AM   #3
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Re: Doctor scared the hell outta me!

They are just taking an educated guess as to how big the baby is. I'm sure, like the other poster said, he is just trying to warn you of the importance of eating healthy and making good choices because the baby gains the most weight in late pregnancy. It's good advice, but he could have been a little softer in his approach and not freaked you out.

 
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I agree with the other ladies, if the doctor was trying to tell you to eat better, he could have worded it a bit more delicately instead of scaring you. Since you only have a few more weeks left Id just watch your carbs and eat high protein foods with lots of fruits and veggies, and stay away from sugary snacks.

 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:28 AM   #5
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Re: Doctor scared the hell outta me!

my girlfriend had a c-sections yesterday they told her the baby was atleast 10 pounds
the baby was 8 pds 14 oz (still a good size) so dont even worry i have never heard them right once when it comes to estimating the wieght of the baby

 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:34 AM   #6
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Re: Doctor scared the hell outta me!

thanx ladies and yes he could've been more careful about how he said it to me. I dont have diabetes and what surprises me most is that I dont eat alot at all! I was eating with a friend whos due a week after me and she ate like 2 plates full when I only ate a quarter of a bagel!
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then I would not worry about it, sure he could have been more sensitive lol, but they can also be wrong with their GUESS 1-2 lbs either direction. I was told because of the gest diabetes that my daughter would be big, she was born 7 lbs 9 oz. so don't worry, just watch. good luck

 
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Re: Doctor scared the hell outta me!

If they are that concerned about the weight of the child, request an ultrasound. A day before my son was born (I was 2 weeks overdue) they gave me an ultrasound to see how he was tolerating the womb. By comparing the thigh bone size and the cranium circumference (and maybe a couple of other things) they can estimate the child's weight. They told me an even 8 pds, and he was 8 lbs, 2.6 oz! First of all, the most weight gained is the last month or so, so ya, eat healthy. But don't let that doc worry you! you're almost there!~

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