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    I didn't have a sizing scan. My ob felt around and predicted "a good-sized baby" between 8 and 9lbs and to buy 000 clothes. She was 8lbs 10oz. He doesn't need scans. Oh, and to be honest, I didn't even realise that weight was big - she was on the 90th percentile. Ignorance is bliss.


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    thanks ladies - feeling a bit better, and hope that bubs decides to come earlier so we don't even have any other option except a natural birth.

    Still feeling a bit down, but also feeling that whatever is meant to happen will. Am doing positive visualisations and honestly feel that bubs isn't as big as the Ob says and that we'll prove them all wrong in our own way and time.

    here's hoping anyways.....

    thanks again

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    My OB was pretty much on the money with Olivia's birth weight estimate. He said to expect about a 4kg baby and she was 3850gm so pretty close.

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    Jules you don't HAVE to have a section, no matter what. So even if he says you have a 23lb baby in there, you don't have to consent to a section if you don't want one. It's your baby, your body, your birth - NOT your ob's, he is EMPLOYED by you (or on your behalf if you're Public).

    Best of luck.

    Bx

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    for my last born I was told 4lb 11oz (from memory), starting having contractions the afternoon of that ultrasound and 40 odd hours later a 5lb 13oz baby was born.

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    A few weeks ago my neighbours were told their Bub was 3.2kg. A week later he was born and he was 3.3kg. I just went to the same technician and I got an estimate too.

    I don't see why you would need a caesar if your baby is a little big. I was nine and a half pounds and my mum was smaller than me. I am 165cm and a size 8.

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    i was told at 36 weeks my first son was 3.6 kilos. he was born 4 weeks later after 37 hours of labour via an emergency c section weighing in at 3.935 kilos. so pretty colse for us.
    but i also have a friend who was told to expect a 8.2 pound bub. bubby ended up being 6 pound 4.

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    They were totally off with me
    First bub - they said 10.5 pounds !!! Real Deal - 8.9 pounds.
    2nd - 6 pounder - came in at 9.9 pounder.
    3rd - 11 pounder or more (???? how the hell is that gunna get out??) and she was 8.8...

    Don't listen. As someone said, your body ain't gunna make a baby that's not coming out easy.

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    bub 1 i was told 7lbs he was 6lbs 15 oz so almost on the money but was told that my utrus was on the small side and i would never have a bub over 8lbs.
    2nd bub told 8lbs she was 7lbs 8oz
    3rd bub told 8lbs she was 7lbs 3oz but 3 weeks early
    4th bub told about 7lbs she was 9lbs 2oz
    5th bub told about 8lbs she was 9lbs 110z
    6th bub told about 10lbs 2oz as he was breech they induced me at 41 weeks just so he didnt get any bigger as i wanted a vaginal birth and yep they were wrong again he was 8lbs 15oz.
    not sure what happened to my utrus being to small but once again something else they got wrong.

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    What a relief to find this thread! My DS was 8lb 9ozs and I was told at my 28 week scan that DD was already 1.6kgs and would be born AT LEAST 9lbs. I wasn't phased by that until I was told they would book me for another scan at 34 weeks to ensure I wouldn't have any problems giving birth naturally.

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    I had a size scan 3 days before Jake was born and they said 6lb 6oz, and he was born 6lb 5oz so damn close!
    I also believe your body doesn't produce a baby you can't birth, I am tiny and Jake didn't grow at all in the last 3 weeks according to my ob appointments, my doc said he'd run out of room to grow cause i couldn't stretch anymore!!

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    they said mine at 30 weeks were 1402grams and 1800grams and they were born 2 days later at those exact weights- the u/s woman was absoultely spot on. How freaky was that- but then again, she had to be as it was the reason that i had to had them early as twin 1 had IUGR and minimal chord flow. Mind you she was a highly trained ultrasound specialists.

    good luck
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    Our Ob needs a swift kick up the A-hole honey!!!!!

    Tell him what you WANT. maybe ask if you can cut of the end of his woo hoo while your at it! Really babe if you want natural and you have never had a baby or complications before (small or not) then what is stopping you?
    Being able to bring a baby into this world is what us woman were ment to do...ok some of us have trouble and then need a c/s but if you havent even tried to naturally birth your baby then why opt for a c/s?
    Make a birth plan...sit down and write down what you and your DH would like your baby to be born and if all else fails and there are difficulties cross that bridge when you get to it.

    As for baby size......I got told Vyolett would be 11pound and she was 7pound 2 oz.

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    Jules, just wondering how you are going?

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    At about 37 wks they were concerened because they thought he was going to be on the big side of things - hmmm, I dont think 2 wks later at just over 6lb is big!!
    I think they get it wrong alot!!

    Also, going on size of you, not just bub, I have one friend that comes to mind. Not real big girl, but she pushed out without intervention a boy well over 10.5lb (cant remember exact weight but it was over that - he was huge!). And it didnt put her off having more!!
    I remember another friend saying when we found out how big he was " but ____ is quite small!!" ...she was fine!

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    I'm with Ash and wanna kick him/her, lol.
    My sisters pelvis was too small to deliver her girls but both times they let her try naturally first.
    A c-section is major abdominal surgery and you want to avoid it at all costs, i say go naturally and if a problem arises and u have no other choice then so be it but best to give your body a go at it first. I'm small and i had a 8pound12.5oz baby.
    As for the weight estimate, my friend was told her baby was going to be huge (9pound or something) and she had a 6pound something baby. They are highly inaccurate.

    Good luck and fingers crossed that you have a natural birth

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    Kirra, love the name you've picked for bub #2.
    My cheeky bubba is Charli Monique.

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