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#31 of 37 Old 01-20-2013, 05:22 PM
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My last baby and second home birth was my smallest at 8# 4 oz. My second baby and first homebirth was 10# 12 oz and by far the easiest and least painful. First baby was in hospital and weighed 8# 7 oz, so it's not always the rule.

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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.

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DD1 - 41w - 10lb 6oz - C-section for FTP (hospital was impatient)

DD2 - 40w - 10lb 7oz - HBAC - She was also posterior and had a ginormous head!

DD3 - 40w - 7lb 10oz - HBAC

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My babies don't follow this pattern. They have been:

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.


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My first was 9lbs 7oz, no tearing :D 

Second was 8lbs 5oz, no tearing or injuries with him either. They were both born pretty close to their due date. 

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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

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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.

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