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post #41 of 51

ds was 10 pounds, born at home. It was long (17 hrs), but not overwhelming and the most empowering thing I've ever done.

Plus, it's always fun to see the look on people's faces when I say he was 10 lbs.....and born at home! They are shocked and often say, "so does that mean you didn't have any drugs?"
post #42 of 51
Mine was 9 lb 8 oz... I had a horrible, long induced labor but when it came time to push, I only pushed for 45 minutes - first time mom! Just a small tear and no episiotomy, thanks to my doc who uses a lot of midwifery techniques and lets you take your time. Had no trouble getting him out at all.
post #43 of 51
My first was 9.6 and was a planned UC.Second was 9.8. Positioning to help the baby out is important.Many times caregivers want a postition that they are comfortable with,and it sometimes results in the baby having a hard time getting out.Best wishes!
post #44 of 51

Not my first baby but...

My fourth child was born at home 2 months ago weighing 9 pounds and 12 oz. I honestly could not even feel her head come out. My midwife was doing perineal massage and guarding the area with her hands. I felt the ring of fire and then they said here is the head and I reached down expecting to feel her hair because I had not felt the head but it was already out. I had a very tiny tear that I couldn't feel.
post #45 of 51
My first child was considered large, nine pounds, 22.5 inches long and I birthed him vaginally no proble. My second was small by comparison, though within normal range 7.5 and my last baby was 10lbs 6oz and all natural with a midwife.
post #46 of 51
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Yay!!! Thanks for all the encouragement mamas!!! I'm going to print this out and keep reading it over and over
post #47 of 51
My former boss, her son was 13lbs 14oz, and she is a small framed and short lady, and this was 25yrs ago, she did it all natural! Yah for her!!!
post #48 of 51
My son lost weight before birth due to being overdue and having a couple of bowel movements in utero, but was still 8 lbs. 11 oz. If he'd been born a bit sooner, I'd guess that he would have been at least 9 lbs. His length was 22 inches (which apparently is "off the chart") and his head circumference was 14.5 inches (which is also "off the chart").

I pushed for 1 1/2 hours after a 54 hour labour, and didn't even have a tear. I definitely stretched, and was sore for about a week, but that was it.
post #49 of 51
ME TOO! My 1st was 10lbs & born @ home. I pushed most effectively in a supported squat (dh on one sie & midwife on another). I am convinced that I would have had a c/s if I had been flat on my back in a hospital.
post #50 of 51
my big baby was supposed to be 9 lbs but she was a tiny 7.14 and birthed vaginally
post #51 of 51
My first baby was 9lb 3 oz, and I had him vaginally. I was sore afterwards, but I attribute much of the pain to having had an epidural during pushing, and not having any control of my pushes, yk?
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