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    Quote Originally Posted by chocorama View Post
    I reckon anyone who has ever been spun the ''big baby'' line MUST read this article by the fantastic midwife, Gloria Lemay: http://midwiferytoday.com/articles/pelvis.asp .
    That's an awesome read, thank you!

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    Hi, I am in the same boat as you right now. Except for the fact that I am pushing to be induced.. not the DR. My last bubs was 4.9 kilos.. so a big baby.. and I really dont' care to do that again. The chances of a baby getting stuck in the birth canal when they are that big is ALOT higher. I am pushing to be induced ( and got it) I go next week wednesday. I would rather safely deliver a smaller(ish) baby than have to chances that my bubs gets stuck. But I am not faced with a c section.

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    Great quotes.
    Great link.
    Great thread.
    Thank you.

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    My OB told me he'd never induce/do a cs based on an estimate of the baby's size. He said it's not accurate enough and also you don't know if you can birth the bub, regardless if it's size, unless you try.

    A friend of mine had a c/s because her OB said the baby was big and might get stuck. The baby was average size. My OB was really surprised when I mentioned it and said that although it's not up to him to comment on other Dr's actions, he wouldnt consider that to be best practice.

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    I would get a second opinion, it is way too early! I am 5'3" and measured 39cm at 33+3wks and although this is above average my obgyn said because I have a small torso there's really only one place my belly can go and that's out the front, it does not mean your baby will be huge. He asked me what I weighed when I was born (7pd13) and I said my sister of a similar build just delivered a 7p11 girl...he said that it's highly likely I'll have a similar sized baby. I also dont have GD. I think making a decision like that so early is a bit of a concern. Good luck to you

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    Sounds to me like he wants to make things more convenient for himself.

    They really can't tell based on fundal height. When I was pregnant with DD I was constantly being told by the midwives and doctors, that she was "huge", I measured about 6 weeks ahead each time. Whilst in labour I had the head ob telling me that I would have trouble birthing her as she was "so big"..
    Several other issues later (none of which ended up actually being anything to do with her size) I ended up having her by emergency c/section.. and she was only 3kgs, even at almost 42 weeks gestation.

    Oh and also, depends on how the OB measures aswell.. At my 28 week appointment I saw a doctor who said I measured at 36 weeks.. Then this week at my 33 week visit, the midwife said I was measuring at 35 weeks... Still measuring ahead but if you'd seen me 5 weeks ago and then this week - you'd agree that I certainly havent shrunk!

    Good luck with everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    And fundal height is only a rough guide.
    And very rough at 28 weeks!

    At 26 weeks I had a fundal height of 33 weeks, 30 weeks I was 37 weeks and the day before I went into labour I was measuring 44 weeks. Everyone told me I was having a 10 pound plus baby.

    6lb 13 oz later...

    It can be affected by the way the baby lays in the uterus. DD laid in an odd way, her feet were in my back and her head towards the end could be seen from the outside, then once she flipped head down she went posterior so he knees were sticking out the front making me look even bigger!

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    I'm not short, but I have birthed 2 large babies. My daughter was 4.11kg (9lb 1oz) with a few stitches. My son was born 4.85kg (10lb 11oz) with no drugs and no stitches.

    Please just remember that sizing scans are incredibly inaccurate.

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    I'm type 1 diabetic & so my OB was concerned about DDs weight from early on. We had specialized growth scans which confirmed that DD was big (97th percentile) & wouldn't fit so we booked a c-sect. I went into labour 2 days before the c-sect & was allowed to try to birth bubs naturally but she really was too big. She was only 8lb6oz at 37+5 (not the predicted 9.5pd+), but she still didn't fit into my pelvis so I ended up with an emergency c-sect instead.

    Do what you think is best. Ask for a specialized growth scan by a professional sonographer if he is really pushing you in a direction that you don't feel comfortable with. FX

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugalugsmel View Post
    Ask for a specialized growth scan by a professional sonographer if he is really pushing you in a direction that you don't feel comfortable with. FX
    Thank you so much for your replies everyone. I'm so glad I joined this forum now!

    My check up is tomorrow so wish me luck. I'm going in armed with a lot more info thanks to here


 

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