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Questions for those who have had a very large baby and gone on to have another baby after

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YouDidAWhatNow Tue 05-Jul-16 14:45:00

I've always had babies on the chunkier side but my last one was my biggest at 10lb 5oz. I'm now pregnant again and was wondering...

Were you consultant led for subsequent pregnancies?

Were you offered an early induction or a c section?

Did you have any extra monitoring during your pregnancy?

YouDidAWhatNow Tue 05-Jul-16 15:46:21

Anybody? smile

LauraVonSlim Tue 05-Jul-16 15:52:06

My first baby was 10.2lb and by second was 11lb. Both were 2 weeks overdue and no one ever mentioned anything about their size so 'no' is the short answers to your questions!

I am quite tall though and big boned. Not sure it makes a difference if you are small? They are both normal sized now, though my son is very tall.

2yummymummy2 Tue 05-Jul-16 15:52:43

Ask for a planed c section. They won't offer it you have to demand one

keely79 Tue 05-Jul-16 15:53:30

First baby was 10lb 7 and born in usual fashion. Second baby they monitored the size as well (also on larger size) but actually they were more relaxed given that I'd already had a large baby successfully with no complications. Second turned up 2 weeks early so no induction was discussed!

Safyre Tue 05-Jul-16 15:56:49

First was 10lb (and a week early) - when I was pregnant with the second I mentioned that I was concerned as by that time we'd developed a family run of big babies. I was consultant led, but due to my weight.

Due to my concern and my horrendous first labour I pressed for a C Section but was told it wouldn't be possible or sensible. They gave me a Growth Scan at 36 weeks and told me he was a perfectly average size.

He finally turned up a week late, at 10lb 11.5oz. I was not impressed.

Jodie1982 Tue 05-Jul-16 21:52:01

I've always had large babies. Last 2 were over 10lb. My last baby I was consultant led due to my weight and horrid SPD. Consultant wasnt too worried. But agreed to induction, at 39+6, didn't help much at all. Birth was awful. Aggravated my SPD. Still suffering 16 mths on. Currently 12+4 with no.6 and suffering with Lumbosacral Disease, starting to think about asking for c section, knowing this baby will be chunky as well!
I think as long as your healthy consultant won't be too worried about another large baby.

BifsWif Tue 05-Jul-16 22:01:24

First was 9lb at 38 weeks.

Pushed for s consultant, pushed even harder for induction at 40 weeks, eventually agreed. Went into labour naturally on day of induction, she was 11lb 2.

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