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history of big babies

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hbru2010 Sun 26-Jun-11 22:50:42

hi ive had 2 girls and we are hopefully going to start trying for another baby in another year or so, i was just wondering if anyone knew if they monitor you more closely if u have a history of big babies? my eldest was 8.14 and my youngest was 9.10, i was pushing her out for a hour she kept getting stuck and i lost a lot of blood after as the placenta was so big. also i was a massive 10.14 when i was born so think am just destined for big babies lol does anybody know if they would give me growth scans

KaraJS Mon 27-Jun-11 15:17:21

They tested me for gestational diabetes after my first was born weighing 11lbs they also said they would check babies measurements at 36 weeks but didn't make it that far, 2 nd baby born at 35 weeks and 3rd baby born at 32 weeks, both were big for their gestations

Scaredycat3000 Mon 27-Jun-11 19:33:16

It would depend if there was an obvious cause, the MW looked at all 6f 5in of my DP and said well you're never going to have a small baby are you!

hbru2010 Mon 27-Jun-11 21:28:47

lol big babies run in my side of family, i was 10 14 my sis was 10 pound, my cousins were all 9pounders and my 2 were 8.14 and 9.10, have just resigned myself to the fact that ill end up having another big baby lol

KaraJS Mon 27-Jun-11 21:52:42

My dad and his brothers and sisters were all big babies, all over 10 lbs

ToriaPumpkin Mon 27-Jun-11 21:55:48

My MIL had two, 10lb something and 11lb something, the second bigger than the first, but a friend of ours' children got progressively smaller!

KaraJS Mon 27-Jun-11 21:58:27

Mine were 11.2 , 5.15 and 4.4 but the first was the only one to go full term

BagofHolly Mon 27-Jun-11 22:41:19

We have hereditary macrosomia. I was 11-8, my son at 38wks was 8-13 but my PREM twins were 6-7 and 7-1! Had no diabetes, not overweight, me 5'8" DH 6'1".

BagofHolly Mon 27-Jun-11 22:42:27

Sorry, in answer to your question, yes, I got extra scans but then I would have done anyway with them being twins.

KaraJS Mon 27-Jun-11 23:15:32

I think sometimes they just don't know why it happens , they don't know why my first was so big or why the last two were prem

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