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Old 05-02-2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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how can you tell if you're having a big baby?

pelvic pain at 29 weeks is it going to be a big baby

 
Old 05-04-2009, 06:24 AM   #2
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Re: how can you tell your having a big baby

I think that there are many things that help add up to the fact that you will/are having a big baby. Me nor my husband has big baby's in our family, but of course me the smallest in my family (I'm almost 5'4"), and everyone else is over 5'9', had my first baby which was 9lbs, and only +2 days over due. I was always on track with my fundal measurements with my first, but I can say that I always had sugar in my urine, but no diabetes. I am now 28weeks, and measuring +6 weeks ahead, still sugar in my urine, no diabetes. I go for an ultrasound soon to get an estimate of the growth.

I think that my doctor, like others, take everything into account to come to a conclusion that you are having a big baby, like my situation, 1st baby large, fundal measurement large, sugar in urine....at lastley, if the ultrasound/growth is measuring big.
Then they can say that yes, you are having a large baby.

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Re: how can you tell if you're having a big baby?

My friend was told that she was having a really big baby all throughout her pregnancy. Her son was born today at 7lbs 2oz. Honestly, I really don't think that they can accurately estimate weight.

As for pelvic pain, I think that is common in most pregnancies. I know I had it with my DS and he was only 7lbs.
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Re: how can you tell your having a big baby

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I think that there are many things that help add up to the fact that you will/are having a big baby. Me nor my husband has big baby's in our family, but of course me the smallest in my family (I'm almost 5'4"), and everyone else is over 5'9', had my first baby which was 9lbs, and only +2 days over due. I was always on track with my fundal measurements with my first, but I can say that I always had sugar in my urine, but no diabetes. I am now 28weeks, and measuring +6 weeks ahead, still sugar in my urine, no diabetes. I go for an ultrasound soon to get an estimate of the growth.

I think that my doctor, like others, take everything into account to come to a conclusion that you are having a big baby, like my situation, 1st baby large, fundal measurement large, sugar in urine....at lastley, if the ultrasound/growth is measuring big.
Then they can say that yes, you are having a large baby.

How did the appoinment go, what can cause a pregnant woman to have sugar in urine but no diabetes?

 
Old 06-01-2009, 12:44 PM   #5
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Re: how can you tell if you're having a big baby?

Yes, a large baby it is. The baby is 3.5wks larger in growth than the average baby, so I'm looking at around a 10lb baby if I go the full 40wks. I'm in so much pain, I am barely 5'4" and my stomach is like a huge ball. My pelvis has the worst pain, I didn't have it with my first, but this time around I guess I have "PGP" "which is a softening, along with postural changes, muscle weakness and differences in the movement occurring between the left and right pelvic joints can cause too much stress on the joints, ligaments and muscles of the pelvis. Normally when you lie down, stand up or walk, your pelvis is in a 'locked' or stable position. Women who suffer from PGP are thought to perform these activities with a less stable or 'unlocked' pelvis. The result is inflammation or pain."

 
Old 06-02-2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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Re: how can you tell if you're having a big baby?

I had lots of pelvic pain with my second pregnancy - especially in the second trimester. I started sleeping with a pillow between my knees and all the way down to my feet. And I wore a support belt around by tummy. It made the world of difference. After that I only got sore after a day's work when it was an especially active day or after exercise. I'm expecting a big baby according to my dr. But I don't trust the ultra sound... It's not accurate, it's only an estimate based on the head circumference, femur length and torso size. You might have a baby with longer legs than the norm and that might throw it's weight out... You will only ever know the true size of your baby after it's born. Good luck.

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