+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    119
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    25
    Reviews
    0

    Default Big babies = early birth ?

    If you have a history of birthing "big babies" even though the birth was uncomplicated natural ....is it true that the drs will not let you go beyond 40 weeks?
    2 women I know are preg with their 3rd bubs and both have been told they will deliver before 40weeks or on their due dates. These women are perfectly healthy and their babies are measuring 'normal' so far at 33 weeks.
    one if them is trying to induce labour (naturally). It just doesn't seem right to me!?!!
    Thoughts??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    445
    Thanks
    570
    Thanked
    211
    Reviews
    0
    My first was on track to be a big baby and I wasn't induced until 41+5 and he was 4.3kg.

    A potential big baby isn't a great reason to be induced in my opinion.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    11,313
    Thanks
    1,749
    Thanked
    1,816
    Reviews
    24
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Having a big baby shouldn't mean a csec/induction. Ds1was 4.41kg and ds2 was 4.35kg(spont births at 9days overdue) Id like to see the drs try to induce me with this baby.

    Sent from my GT-P7500 using BubHub

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    515
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    95
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My son was one week over and was 4.6kgs... I'm not sure about the norm but i will be asking to ensure I don't go beyond 40 weeks. 10pd 3oz was big enough for me!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Penrith
    Posts
    5,261
    Thanks
    1,742
    Thanked
    524
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My second was 10 pound 7
    If I have a 3rd no way I'll let them induce me. He got a little stuck and pushing him out was hard, but I don't think that's a good enough reason to be induced.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,426
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    30
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My first child was 4.3kg and was two days overdue. He got stuck (shoulder dystocia) which is very dangerous. He was very close having his shoulders broken.
    I went onto having three other children.
    I had scans at 38 weeks with all to make sure they weren't going to be as big. If they were I was going to get induce. I wasn't going to risk them getting stuck.
    But lucky all my three were in the 3kg range.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    13
    Reviews
    0
    They wanted to induce me early as my baby was 'big' in the last scan & I said no. I was happy for them to induce me when I was a week over due only. They were ok with it. Ultimately it's your decision. Bub was 4.2kg when born at 39 +6.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    115
    Thanked
    237
    Reviews
    0
    Hell no! My babies were all big- over 4.3kgs (except DS, he was my tiny bub at 3.6kgs) and not once was induction for size discussed.
    In fact my hardest birth was DS'.

    Sent from my U8860 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,260
    Thanks
    589
    Thanked
    687
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Worst thing ever to agree too. I was induced with ds due to his size and I had a previous 3rd degree tear with dd after spontaneous labour. Ob thought induction was best at 38 weeks to avoid a huge baby and another tear. Ds resulted in a massive episiotomy, vacuum birth followed by surgery for me down there. I do blame all this on induction as he was coming to quick and my body wasnt ready. As a result dd2 is now a scheduled c section as my bits wont be able to take any more trauma.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    618
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    98
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My first was normal size and had shoulder dystocia...( sorry bout spelling!) so when my second was measuring super sized.... 4 weeks ahead.... I was keen to be induced early to give myself a better chance of a vaginal birth.... Despite being told they wanted to induce me at 37 weeks the hospital was too busy and fit me in at 39+4. My son was born just under 10lb.... He dislocated both shoulders and broke his collar bone. He was huge. There were a lot of complications with his birth and he had to be resuscitated which lead to more broken bones I also had a third degree tear and was told to have a c section next time . BUT I do believe that a woman knows what her body is capable of. I had a strong feeling I couldn't get such a big baby out and I was right but i sure as hell wanted to try, but I know people who have had bigger than mine no problems so I don't think a dr should tell you what to do unless there are other factors/risks. I hope that made sense! I am so tired!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-04-2013, 17:46
  2. Babies born early or overdue?
    By hummingbird1 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-02-2013, 19:02
  3. How early can babies show an interest in solids?
    By SpicyTurtle in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 18-12-2012, 15:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Bamboo Lulu
Unique, non-toxic wooden eco toys for babies. Water-based paints, saliva-resistant & baby safe. Super soft, prints & basics for baby, made from bamboo & organic cotton. Hypoallergenic - great for eczema relief. FREE gift with purchase. Code BUBHUB
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
L'il Aussie Prems Foundation
An Australian charity supporting families of premature babies & children. The charity assists families who are at high risk of giving birth prematurely, who have babies currently in hospital and families with toddlers who were born too soon.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!