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    My Bub measured at 93rd percentile at late 20w but was born via e c at 39 average size 3.5kg....

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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm not worried about my as long as Bubs is okay.
    I'm in SA. Does anyone know if I can request a cesarean in the public system?
    Having said that, my aunty gave birth naturally to a ten pounder and I think my other cousin was similar size. She was living in a country with very little access to doctors too. I'll have to think about it.

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    I'm another that has big babies (4.62kg, 3.84kg, 4.67kg). All were vaginal deliveries, two of them drug free (my two biggest funnily enough!). My first was the most difficult but I believe that to be because I laboured on my back and because he was completely posterior with a very large head. My advice would be to stay active during labour.
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    My ds was just under 4kg and 90th percentile. I had a drug free vb.

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    I didn't have a growth scan but my daughter was born in the 91st percentile and was 3.88kfs. No issues with birthing her. Nice short labour too.

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    Don't let them scare you with the percentile stuff. The scans can be wrong. Even if bubs is big there is often no reason why you can't have a safe vaginal delivery.

    My first was 4.2 and second bub 3.9 kg (both girls). No one told me my first was big until I was in labour and that was not helpful information... all it does is create fear. Both were relatively short labours, vaginal deliveries. Highly recommend reading JuJu Sudins 'Birth Skills'- she is a physio who promotes birthing techniques to help manage pain, fear and stay active.

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    Default Apparently baby is in the 90th percentile!

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    I was told average size baby,
    Apon delivery he turned out to be a 4.29 kg posterior presentation,
    His birth was easier then my 3.5 kg first born

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    DD was 3kg and DS was 4kg. DS was induced at 40+3 and was a much easier labour & birth. My OB didn't worry about size, no one suggested my bub was big until I went in for induction and I told the midwife that I thought I was having a girl and that I expected a small baby like DD. She smiled and gave my belly a meaningful look and said "I don't think that's a small baby!". Turns out her instincts were better than mine, I was having a big boy!

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    They are only an approximate so the accuracy varies.

    DS was estimated to be a tiny 5pd ish baby, He was born days later 7pd 1oz


 

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