For Labor & Delivery , weight of the baby doesn't matter as much as the diameter of the skull. The head is the biggest part to get through, so a big baby with a normal sized head is nothing -extra- to worry about.
My first was 8.5, my second 10lbs. They both had normal-sized heads, so the second was actually easier to give birth to. Carrying a big baby? That's the hard part! Oh, my aching back (I'm 5'2")!
Don't freak out. Weight of the baby is only a small part of the equation.
I had that same fear with my daughter I had gestational diabetes and they kept telling me she was going to be huge and she measure bigger in the us than she actually was I remember right after she was born I just looked at her and was like this is it she's so tiny! I was expecting a sumo wrestler and I got this dainty little thing :) she was 7lbs but was very long so don't stress to much they are not always correct in the predictions
Don't worry- it's not so much the baby's weight but the positioning of the baby! Check out spinningbabies.com for optimal positioning info. Also, if you can birth in an upright position this will help tremenduously! My babies have been large and have had no problems coming out- I think because they were in the right position. Good luck!
Also, remember ultrasounds can be off on their measurements- so try not to stress!
Edited by: PSALM42 at: 2/23/2012 (19:19)
STILL trying to lose my pregnancy weight. Mom of 3 boys.
Take deep breathes. You maybe gaining a lot of water weight. When my water was broke, I was like niagra falls, even all the way to the delivery suite. I was in labour for 27hours before my daughter was born. As long as you remain to eat healthy, drink your water daily, and try to fit in walking or other exercise if you feel like it, you're baby and you willbe fine. As soon as you relax, the less stress you will be causing the both of you.
Remember, each birth is different. If you think how things will go before, it is good to be mindful of what could happen so you're prepared. Going in thinking it's going to be horrible may very we make it so as you're already setting yourself up for it to be that way. Relaxing each dayand visualising a stress free environment for the. Irgun of your baby will help. Give yourself some time each day to relax.
Edited by: BLUSHINGIVY at: 2/23/2012 (13:36)
If you notice anything that doesn't make sense in my post or a wrong word, I'm using my iPhone that loves to change what I say or can't keep up with my typing.
Don't mind the lady with the baby, I'm sleep deprived and my words may not make sense. Even this section almost didn't. lol
I know I am being silly but I am still freaking out about how big baby boy is going to be. I wish it was the 1st so I could have my next ultrasound. I will feel better as long as he isn't measuring more then 7lbs. I just don't want worse problems having this one then the first. My first son was only 7lbs 8oz and he wouldn't even come out with the suction thing much less a 9lb baby. :-( I am sure hormones aren't helping my anixety. I also know for sure that the bigger cause of my worry is that now I am starting to gain weight when I hadn't been gaining much so now I have myself convinced that that means this baby is gaining alot too. Stupid I know.
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