I'm due 13th March. Got weighed and have gained 20kg!!! I have been eating large portions but always healthy food, just maybe to many carbs. Midwife said baby is in great position and head engaged. I am 5'9 and she kept saying 'you know you're not going to have a small baby don't you'
I am now stressed I am growing a monster size baby! She proceeded to tell me about a 12lb baby she delivered a few weeks ago
I am meauring 37 weeks at 36 + 3 so not overly large. I just wondered with the head being so low does that stop my bump from measuring large? She said I didn't need a growth scan as measurements are fine.
PS amount of weight you put on is an indication of how much you've been eating, not how big your baby is.
I was bigger with DC2 and 3 than DC1 but DC1 was the biggest baby.
My on/gyne also told me after a scan at 35 weeks, and examining me, that he did not recommend a vbac (although I could try if I really wanted to,) because my baby was on track to be in the region of 5kg (11 lbs) ... He was 3.6 kg (8 lb 4)
I gained 20kg and DS was big, yes, 4.56kg (10lbs 1oz) BUT it was fine. Water birth, gas and air, a couple of stitches, but I recovered really fast, was only sore for a few days and having a big baby was nice because I wasn't so scared I'd break him. I gained about the same with DD second pregnancy but she was "only" 3.75kg (8lbs 4oz). Didn't get my water birth with her because she was out before they had time to turn on the taps to fill the pool. No stitches with her. So try not to worry.
Everyone was telling me what a whopper DC1 would be and in the end he was 7.11lb / 3.4kgs which is about average.
Try not to worry about weight gain - there is really very little you can do about it and worrying will only ruin the last weeks of your pregnancy when you should be eating as much cake as you want and putting your feet up.
I gained 4 stone with my first, she weighed 7,13 on on her due date. I gained 5 stone with my 2nd and she weighed 9lb but was 17 days late. In my chart this time there is a growth chart with their weights plotted and apparently number 2 was at a slightly lower percentile despite being over a lb heavier at two weeks later. My second birth with my larger baby was a doddle, really quick and easy with no tearing. I'm determined not to gain so much this time and at nearly 17 weeks I'm currently weighing less than I did at the start of both my other pregnancies, but I'm still expecting a largish baby.
I put on over 20 kg with my first but it was nearly invisible - I had a near bump, no spread elsewhere, people telling me I looked way less pregnant than I was, even at 40 weeks, not looking pregnant from behind, etc. I was worried about my weight and asked my doctor at every appointment as I was gaining more than the books said but she wasn't concerned. Baby was born at 40+6 weighing a little over seven and a half pounds.
My sister had similar experience in pregnancy and from what I've seen of photos of my mother, she also carried very 'neat' pregnancies so I suspect there is a genetic component.
I had been tested for gestational debates and was negative so that helped me worry less about the large weight gain.
Try not to worry - think that was a bit careless of your midwife to throw that comment out there. Think it's almost impossible for them to accurately guess the weight of baby just by the bump. And your weight has nothing to do with it. I'm 36 plus 3 today and at my growth scan yesterday (they do them in my area) was told my baby has an absolutely huge tummy and weighs nearly 3kg ! I've put on 10kgs this pregnancy.