Just wondering, have had two babies over 10lbs, both induced labours way overdue. This one is looking at being even bigger. Growth scan showed he was just under 6lb at 32 weeks. Last growth scan on Friday at 36+2. I'm guessing he'll be nearly 9lb then! I've had 38 weeks, 39 weeks and term induction mentioned, just wondered about other people's experiences...
Interested in this thread as my second daughter was pretty big when born (almost 10lb). I'm currently 27 wks pregnant with my third and feel very anxious about having an even larger baby! I really struggled with the pushing stage before - over 1 1/2 hrs of pushing and I really couldn't get her out! There's was some urgency at the end as there was meconium in the waters and baby's heartbeat slowed. All ended up fine but I do remember the slight panic from all sides. I think i want to be induced no later than 40wks. I'm seeing a consultant on Friday to talk about this, and should also have some growth scans (I think). BUT I'm nervous about induction as I know it raises the chances of assisted delivery etc etc.
Hi, yes, I was for DS2. He'd always measured big for his dates, and I had a scan late on and was induced at 37+4, as there were concerns about his shoulders getting stuck. He was 8lb 5oz, so I'm glad he didn't get an extra few weeks to pile it on!! Good luck!
Hmmm tbh the scans are so inaccurate that I wouldn't worry tbh. I tried induction on my due date for DC3 as DC had been 10lb 6oz it was a 3 day event. DC4 I went 2 weeks over again like with the others and she wasn't the largest only 9lb10oz.
My DS was big (11lb 11oz) and was the result of an EMCS following induction at 41 weeks (waters broke but no labour). I'm thinking I'll probably ask for an ELCS if our current TTCing works. With DS I'd been to the midwife the day before my waters broke and she said he wasn't engaged at all. I pushed for an hour and he made no progress at all so I'm convinced he wasn't ready to come out.
Thank you, my second induction was the same, no drip needed. I was also told second baby wouldn't be as big as my first, they induced me 10 days overdue that time instead of 14 and he was 10lb 8. I am petrified of this one being a pound or more heavier than that though. Will update you tomorrow when I've been to the hospital x
Hi, it was fine - well as fine as childbirth can be! I speak from limited experience, went into labour naturally with DS1. They were both pretty quick. There was a bit of faff to get things going when I was induced (1st 2 people who tried to break my waters were unsuccessful, then head midwife got involved and sorted it easily) and I ended up on a drip of whatever it is, but it really wasn't a problem. Good luck with your appointment x
Rather emotional and deflated after my appointment. Baby is just on the 90th centile, weighing around 7lb10. Doctor just said right we will see you around your due date. All the way through I've been told I won't be allowed to go overdue. She mentioned induction at 12 days over. I'm seeing them at 39+2, possibly for a sweep and a review. Apparently I should actually be meeting my consultant then too (have seen a different doctor every appointment). I won't hold out much hope. My worry is my body doesn't seem to go into labour naturally so it's just delaying the inevitable. Baby's head in an awkward position, bet it won't engage, same as the other two! Grumpy and hormonal and I am hardly sleeping now so the thought of possibly having another nearly 6 weeks of this has tipped me over the edge!