Just back from OB’s office. 26 weeks and 4 days, baby is already 2.5 pounds. The doctor asked me if me or my husband was a big baby, and I was, a giant 9 pounder. I am very worried that I might end up getting a c-section. Anyone with similar experience? Thanks.

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My wife just vaginally delivered our boy at 8 lbs 14 oz. He was OP, and eventually came out facing her right thigh.

You can do it! Just make sure you have the right support people that will exhaust all options before jumping to operate. We had a doula and used midwives instead of OBs. Lots of patience and switching labor positions to work him down through her pelvis.

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This can totally change! From multiple scans throughout pregnancy (due this month), I’ve gone from measuring behind, to on time, to ahead/to too large, back to normal, and back to measuring ahead.

I’d say just stay calm as much as you can. The closer to the end is when it will really matter. Try not to panic and do your best to go into labor with a plan but an open mind. Sending love!

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My baby was measuring 9 pounds at 37 weeks and he ended up at 9 pounds 4 ounces at 39 weeks. I labored but ultimately needed a c section and it was great. Don’t worry about something you can’t control

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My BIL was 10.5 and my brother was 9.5, both natural. Sometimes they will recommend inducing, probably sooner than recommending caesarean.

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My baby was on track for 9 pounds and I ended up going into labor naturally at 38 weeks. No issues with delivery. My OB did push for induction at 39 weeks. I would see if you can request an additional scan later in the pregnancy closer to delivery to see what makes sense

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I’m going through the same thing now! At 32 weeks he’s measuring 5.5 pounds, so if I carry to term, they’re projecting 9-10 pounds and would recommend a c section to prevent him from getting stuck and then needing an emergency c section anyway

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Highly recommend the evidence based births podcast episode on big babies. Ultrasounds are great but it’s not a 100% guarantee of the baby’s weight, less than half of women told their baby is big for gestational age actually end up having a “big baby.”

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Just had an 8lb 10oz baby. My OB suspected macrosomia based on my fundal height. Had an ultrasound at 37 weeks to get a weight estimate. Was 7.5lbs at that point. I’m 5’3” and typically around 120lbs. So that’s a pretty big baby for me. Ironically, he was my easiest of 3. And even with his head in the 99th percentile, I still minimally tore. Just 3 first degree tears that needed a stitch each. Vs my first that had an episiotomy to my butthole and my second that tore upwards, including a nasty labial tear. If you have a good doctor and nurses that coach you through pushing, it goes much smoother, regardless of size.

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