"Babies Just Get Bigger..." - Page 2
It's underhanded they way they use language. Doctors have been getting away with this kind of pressure for too long. Their medical practice is a business and they get paid more to do csections and get paid less for more hours if you do a VBAC. I was willing to see 5 OB during my second pregnancy before I found the support I was looking for. Sorry to be blunt, but your post hit a nerve. even though my VBAC attempt was not successful, the birth itself was. Even with GD my OB induced me and took 3 days to do it. She just ramped me up like starting an old car until my body took over and then took me off all the pitocin. It was only when it was obvious to me that something wasn't going (I don't think my daughter was stuck) right that we went to csec. And it was son amazingly different. Amazing.
I wish you the best. You deserve to find some one honest and caring!
DD1 6lb 4oz 38w induction vaginal birth BP 175/115
DD2 5lb 12oz 37w induction vaginal birth BP 140/90 (were concerned I was heading towards Pre E again)
DS1 7lb 12oz 42w induction overdue
DD3 7lb 3oz 38w induction because she passed away the day before
DS2 6lb 14oz 38w induction (due to my anxiety about baby girl passing at 38w before) failed, uterine rupture leading to c-section
DD4 4lb 6oz 33w5d emergency c-section due to fetal distress afterwards discovering my scars were very thin.
DS3 1lb at 18w gestation
I'm not sure what size they'd all be if delivered at the same time probably close to 8lbs
It's been "sorta" true for me so far, though I'm HOPING it won't hold much truth this time, but here are the details...
All my babes were born within days after 40 weeks exactly. DD1 was 7lbs50z (19" long, 13.25" head), DD2 was 7lbs12oz (20", 13.25" head), DS was 9lbs10oz (22" long, 15.5" head).
So for me, just judging the genetics we have coming straight at us from both mine and DH's family, just having a boy made a huge difference in the size department, as boys on both sides of our families have been big (and the big HEAD comes from DH's side! LOL). Does make me nervous about future boys getting bigger, though. Wasn't a more painful or more difficult birth by any means (though SO thankful it was a UC instead of a hospital as I'm sure they would have eventually sectioned me uneccesarily), but it was a more difficult pregnancy.
Not true for me, but I might've thrown off the numbers by growing DS1 to a whopping 11lbs 14oz. DS2 was 8lbs 1oz, but he was a 39-weeker and probably would've been around 9 lbs at 40 weeks. Still smaller, though! Not sure how big this one will be yet, but he's measuring small to average. So maybe the opposite will be true with me.
My first was 9 lbs, (12 years later) my 2nd was 10 pounds now pregnant with my third we shall see. On a side note I am a petite person my top weight with pregnancy #2 was 147 Lbs. No tearing either. If nervous about a big baby remember squatting (a very natural position for pushing baby) opens pelvis up 30% wider.
DD1 - 40w3d - 7lb14oz
DD2 - 38w1d - 7lb 6oz
DS1 - 39w1d - 8lb14oz
So, yes, for me, they did get a little bigger (I imagine if DD2 had been "late" like DD1, she would've been bigger). DD1 was a scheduled c-section. DD2 was an easy VBAC with a 45 minute pushing phase. DS1 was a much harder (but also quicker) VBAC with a 30 minute pushing phase. Obviously a hard labor hasn't made me avoid doing it again, since I'm 9 weeks with #4.
Girl, 6 lbs, 11 oz, 3 days past EDD
Girl, 8 lbs, 0 oz., 21 days (yep, 21), past EDD
Boy, 7 lbs 10 oz, 10 days past EDD
Boy, 8 lbs 7 oz., 7 days past EDD
Girl, 6 lbs, 8 oz., born ON her EDD
For me, the bigger issue was boy vs girl. Even my 3 week-over baby was still only 8 lbs.
First of all I would definitely find a care provider that is VBAC friendly and pro-natural birth.
My first was 9 lbs 3 oz's, born at 40 weeks- 15 inch head circumferance, no tearing
My second was 9 lbs even, born at 42 weeks- 14.5 inch head circumferance, again no tearing
not a big difference in size, but there was a 2 week gestation difference, so DS1 may have been closer to 10 lbs by 42 weeks..
I am 38+ weeks pregnant with my 3rd, and my MW thinks he will probably be between 8.5-9 lbs as well.
If you are truly concerned about size, you can cut out sugar and refined carbs and that will help grow a smaller baby
I dont know if this helps but i had a 9lbs2.4oz baby and then 2 more babies under 8 lbs. so its not always true. also its not the over all size and weight of baby that matters but the head size, what position you are giving birth in ect.. if you were to be on your hands and knees during your pushing stage that would help alot, another position that would give you more room about 25% mor room is squatting.