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post #61 of 66
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Yes, it's a misconception. And quite frankly, I find it a bit insulting to imply that there's something wrong with small babies (and really 6lbs isn't terribly small, even at full-term) and that the mother could/should have done something to prevent it.
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post #62 of 66
Your babies sounded like a good weight for their gestational ages, and their issues could probably be chalked up to that and not how little they were.

My DS was 7 lbs. on the nose at full term. I was 6 lbs. on the nose myself. Both me and DS come from small families so it'd be really odd for us to make a ginormous baby. Take that into consideration too.
post #63 of 66
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: I agree with this. Megan-have you thought about making a daily food log? I think that would help in seeing what food areas you might be lacking/not lacking etc. You could bring it in at your next prenatal appt to discuss.
Hi Megan,
I second the food log idea. I think it would help you get a good look at exactly what you are eating and you can see where you could/should make improvements. Babyfit.com has a food journal you can enter your meals in and it breaks everything down for you. That might be helpful.
I ate about 80 grams of protein a day and ds was 8.8 at birth but also born past 40 weeks. I think high protein is the way to go because ds outweighed dh and I at birth (we were 7.7 and 7.0) but that is just one mom's opinion.
post #64 of 66
Have sex with my DH.















DD was 10 lbs. I had no GD, and babies on my side of the family run 7 or 8 lbs. DH's side has the 10 or 11 pounders. He's got some really strong genes or something though. Mackenzie was 10 lbs and looked so much like DH that I was convinced he just used my uterus to asexually reproduce with himself.
post #65 of 66
I think it really varies a lot and I'm not sure WHAT causes big babies, exactly.

My DS was 9 lbs. 12 oz. and I ate pretty much whatever I wanted to eat during his pregnancy. That included a LOT of ice cream. He was a forced induction at 41+ weeks and ended up being a c-section birth. He nursed like a champ despite a late start (I didn't see him for 24+ hours after the birth) and the nurses feeding him formula and glucose water bottles in the nursery DESPITE our insistence he receive only breastmilk and room-in. I gained 23 lbs during the pregnancy and lost it all within 2 weeks of the birth.

DD1 was 7 lbs 12 oz. and was born naturally at 41 weeks 6 days. I followed a low carb version of the Brewer Diet religiously. I gained 25 lbs during the pregnancy and lost it within a month of birth. She did have suck issues and has a host of food allergies (I believe in part due to my pregnancy diet).

DD2 was 8 lbs 12 oz. and was born naturally at 39 weeks 5 days. I once again ate pretty much whatever I felt like eating. I did limit my dairy intake and my peanut intake to try and reduce chances of allergies. I gained 26 lbs during the pregnancy and lost it all within a week of the birth. She breastfed great from the start and has no evidence of allergies so far.

For me it seems that diet doesn't necessarily correlate to birthweight for the kids and I tend to gain about the same amount of weight during pregnancy regardless of what I eat. Eating a high protein diet resulted in my lowest birthweight child and the only one with severe allergies.
post #66 of 66
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Have sex with my DH.















DD was 10 lbs. I had no GD, and babies on my side of the family run 7 or 8 lbs. DH's side has the 10 or 11 pounders. He's got some really strong genes or something though. Mackenzie was 10 lbs and looked so much like DH that I was convinced he just used my uterus to asexually reproduce with himself.
Thank you for that laugh.....I so needed it!!!
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