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does high weight gain = big baby?

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DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Mon 20-May-13 12:24:13

I put on 2stone 11lbs with my DS and he was 8lb 8oz (born at 41 + 6).

This time I reckon I could be on for a 4stone weight gain shock, will this contribute to my chances of having a big/huge baby or is mothers weight gain irrelevant to baby size?

(I know I stand a fair chance of a biggish baby anyway based on DS's weight and the fact second babies are often bigger, but just wondered if my big weight gain will contribute further).

TIA

beckie90 Mon 20-May-13 12:56:38

Not in my case no.

With ds1 I gained 4st went 2wks over he was 6ib 8.

Ds2 I only gained a couple of pounds (around 4ib) because of all the nausea I had and he was born at 40wks weighing 9ib.

So was totally irrelevant to me smile x

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