I think I remember that scene!
post #61 of 78
3/31/06 at 10:37pm
|if I see another c-section on one of these TV shows for an "abnormally" large baby- who almost invariably turns out to be an average or slightly above average sized baby- I'm going to SCREAM.|
Originally Posted by blessed
I love that scene in 'Courage Under Fire' in which Meg Ryan is accidentally (sort of) shot by one of her own men during a threatened mutiny.
A sympathetic soldier cries out 'Captain! Please let me help you! You're in pain!'
She continues to hold them at bay with her rifle and calmly snarls "I gave birth to a 9 pound baby, ass****. I think I can handle it."
Originally Posted by AnneCordelia
LOL! My son was 9lbs 13oz at birth with a 16"/40cm head, vaginal.
My daughter had a 14"/35cm head, and was 9lbs 4oz, born at home.
Originally Posted by doula and mom
I have a client who is 37 weeks and her mw just told her that she thinks the baby is already 8lbs (wtf?!?! If I had a nickel for every time a medical person suggests a baby is large, and then the baby comes out 7-8lbs, I'd be a rich woman) and that she doesn't want her to go a day past her due date.
I'm still rolling my eyes. Seriously! So what if the baby is 8lbs now? Then in 3 weeks he or she will be about 9lbs... big deal! It's not about the weight of the baby, it's about the freakin' size of the head/shoulders, which weight alone cannot predict -- not to mention the mw is just guessing based on LOOKING at my client. It's not even from a stupid u/s.
Sigh. <steps down off soapbox>
Originally Posted by Pynki
I read the OP to my husband and told him that's stupid. That'd be like me looking at a guy and saying... I bet you have 5lb balls. It's ridiculous.
Originally Posted by birthjunkie27
my first was 6 12 (born at 36 wks)
my second was 8 12 (born at 38 wks)
my third was 9 14 (born at 41 wks)~ I was HOPING for a 10 pounder...came close!
If we have another, I'm going to work really hard for a 10 pounder! I like beating my records too.
Originally Posted by Momof3Girlz
I thought I was the only one who did this...I have secretly been hoping for a 9 pounder this time around. Kinda for some shock factor, LOL...I'm a small-boned 5 ft. 1 inch woman...I wonder if it's even possible for me??? Any tiny women here give birth to a bigger baby (9+ pounds?).