Given I have delivered a 4.32kg bub already this might seem a kind a dumb question but this bub is looking at 4.5kg, I am measuring 5 weeks ahead with fundus. Head and abdo are looking 4 weeks ahead. Given I am 38w5d now so close to full term - this bub is going to be big. I know u/s are not accurate a lot of the time but the weight of my DS, my u/s measurements and my husbands Maori background mean they might be right on the mark.
So - with DS who was unexpectedly big I just did whatever and all went well for the most part - although his labour was longer and much harder then DD who was 3.7kg. Knowing this bub is big I want to do whatever I can to make it easier for myself and to avoid shoulder dystocia (SD). Abdo circ is looking bigger then head circ - indicating big shoulders so any tips would be appreciated. I know to be upright in the labour, try and deliver squatting but to be honest I am not sure I am fit enough to stay upright for the whole labour - i am quite anemic as well so get exhausted easily.
So - please share experiences..normally I would be doing a waterbirth but I have to have him in the main hospital and they have no baths there ( can you believe that!!). Also aiming for another mainly drug free birth ( gas, TENS, shower and calmbirthing...).