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Old 09-15-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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baby already 7lb and 15oz at 36 weeks 4 days

hi guys i have been to hospital today and my baby is already 7lb 15oz in weight i am scared this is too big and worried now about birth i have nt been planned in for a c section however not sure what it will weight when i eventually give birth should i go full term

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Old 09-15-2008, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: baby already 7lb and 15oz at 36 weeks 4 days

I heard that at your stage of pregnancy, that babies gain a half pound each week. So if you go to full term (40 weeks) you'll be around 9.5 to 10 pounds, while I can't imagine having a baby that big, it's not unheard of. Lots of women have bigger babies all the time and naturally too. I'm sure your doctor will only have your best interest at heart. Just stay calm and go with the flow. It'll all be over soon enough.

 
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Re: baby already 7lb and 15oz at 36 weeks 4 days

Top - Im not sure how accurate your u/s was but at my 37 week appt they told me that baby was already 7lbs 2 oz. So i was being induced because of a "big baby" and GD. I ended up having my baby at 6lbs 14oz at 39 weeks. This was funny to me. Dont worry too much they could be wrong and if not then its still fine alot of people have bigger babies. some even at 10 pounds. Just took at it asa little bit more of a blessing.

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It is amazing what the female body can do at the time of labor/delivery. Big babies come down the birth canal the same as a little one. Your genetic makeup apparently is for making big babies so don't worry about it. You are being monitored and the doctor knows you will deliver a big baby so relax and enjoy your pregnancy as much as one can. At least you know what size to buy for this bigger baby...and they are really cute babies ...already filled out and healthy looking. Good luck.

 
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Re: baby already 7lb and 15oz at 36 weeks 4 days

At my 28wk u/s, my lil guy was already 3lbs. I thought that was huge, but my dr told me that he's just a little ahead of the curve. He said what my babies weight comes out as, has a lot to do with genetics. I was 8lb6 and DH was 9lb1, so I am totally expecting a big baby. But try not to worry. Your dr will do what is best for you and your baby.
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Re: baby already 7lb and 15oz at 36 weeks 4 days

I think those last month u/s are inaccurate as all get out. Almost every post I've ever read about this has been some variation on "my u/s showed baby weighed X and s/he ended up at X-1 lb." It happend to me, too. Doc was concerned that baby was going be big, so we induced at 38 weeks. Ended up with a c-section. DD was 7lbs 1oz. LOL. Turns out she just really tall (though only 19" at birth, but 90% for height ever since). her legs are long, so her femur was measuring big, which is one of the main ways they estimate weights by u/s.

 
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Re: baby already 7lb and 15oz at 36 weeks 4 days

ultrasounds usually give you a weight thats within a pound of what the real weight is. so the baby could very well be smaller then that. mine was however pretty accurate. i had an ultrasound the 8th and they guessed 7lb2oz and i had him the 9th and he was 7lb7oz. if your dr thought the baby was getting too big he would induce you. ask him about it at your appt. im assuming you have one either this week or the next. he may already have a day set up to take the baby early.

 
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I agree with the previous posters. My little boy at 38 weeks measured 8lb 2oz adn when I was induced at 39 weeks he delivered at 6lb 14oz. Totally off for him. But, a friends baby measured right on and we go to the same doctor so it was the same u/s tech for both of us. I also agree your body is made to deliver pretty much as big a baby as you have with very few exceptions to that. Oh, I forgot to add that in the process of my induction they almost pushed me to the point of a c-sec. I also had to have an episiotomy and she used the vacuum on him. Ridiculous for a baby not even 7lb, but that's what happens when they pour the pitocin to you. I totally don't believe my body was ready for him to come. I believe doctors get in too much of a hurry and cause the majority of the problems in delivery. Ok, I'm getting off my soap box now, just wanted to put in my 2 cents

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Re: baby already 7lb and 15oz at 36 weeks 4 days

thanks guys you have been really helpful i just need to relax and look foward to the new arrival of our little miracle hope everything is all well with you guys

 
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I think there is nothing to worry about, I had 3 big babies , vaginal delivery and no medication ( all natural )....my first 10lb 10oz, second 8lb14 oz and my third 9lb 8oz...it runs in my family and I never had GD ....good luck and don't worry too much..I honestly love to have big babies because they are easier to handle it scares me to hold small babies.

 
Old 09-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #11
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Re: baby already 7lb and 15oz at 36 weeks 4 days

My ds was 9 lbs. 5 oz. and I had him vaginally..so it is possible to deliver a big baby. I am small framed too.

Try not to worry too much. I've always heard the U/S are not as accurate at the ending of the pregnancy.

Good luck!

 
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