Eleven pound baby! - page 2

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  1. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from Jayne LPN
    Is it just me or does anyone else find this post a little offensive.......basically this poster is stating....how could fat people possible have sex.......some people......can make such ignorant comments...:angryfire
    Jayne, I'm sorry if I've offened you or anyone else.I am a fat person, 125 lbs overweight, so I am also referring to myself. Sex at my weight is no easy task. The post was more in regards to the fact that it took 3 nurses on each leg pulling plus one in the middle with a flashlight in order to insert a catheter.

    Quote from slou!
    I don't know, I didn't really take it that way. I thought she meant that since the lady was over 400 lbs, it would be hard to have sex! I could be wrong but that's just how I thought it was meant..
    Quote from ~kitty~
    Have you ever cared for these very overweight folks? Considering that we frequently wondered how the OR managed to get a Foley in some of these folks, it only makes sense to wonder how they could manage to insert some other things in the same region.
    Some of these extremely overweight folks just have such tremendous amounts of fat - especially to the abdomen, thighs, etc that I can definitely doubt the ability of some to be able to accomodate intercourse.
    (Trying not to be too crude or graphic here.)

    So, yes, I also have seen very (I mean VERY) overweight people, that I don't think would be able to have sex, and would be surprised if they did.

    Thank you guys!! For reading literally and not figuratively. I am totally not ignorant when it comes to the matter of fat.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Nov 5, '06
  2. by   marilynmom
    My friend had her 12 pound son two years ago naturally with no problems. She is tall so I think bigger babies just run in her family.

    Both my girls were 9 pounds, I had both naturally with no problems. I'm not a big person either, not overweight. My husband was a 10+ pound baby so I guess that is why they were bigger.

    Babies, like all people, come in many shapes and sizes. I think they are all beautiful
  3. by   marilynmom
    Quote from Jayne LPN
    Is it just me or does anyone else find this post a little offensive.......basically this poster is stating....how could fat people possible have sex.......some people......can make such ignorant comments...:angryfire
    I don't find it offensive. Have you SEEN some of these very fat people? Most will tell you they are not and can not have sex. It's physically impossible for them. And I'm not talking about someone who is just overweight or a little obese, but huge.
  4. by   midwifemamma
    i am a small woman (5'2, 95lbs prepregnant). i weighed 122lbs at the time of the birth of my son. my son was born weighing 10lbs 6oz. i was not diabetic. he did have a shoulder dystocia, but it was handled very well. he made it out of me without a broken clavicle or any damage. and he was born at home over my intact perineum.

    and we see 11lb'ers where i work. normally it is from the diabetic moms though.
  5. by   PamperedRN
    My 5 week old was 10lb 1oz born via c-section. He was two weeks early. I would have hated to see how much he would have weighed had I waited 2 more weeks. My first baby was 8lb 15oz born vaginally. Big babies run in my family.
  6. by   jade-athyst
    Ha, I've got her beat, had a 12 pounder of my own, 24 inches long to boot.1Emergecy C-section (thank God for that), but he was, still is perfectly fine.
  7. by   LoveMyBugs
    My oldest son was 8 weeks early, had an emergency C-section, and he was almost 5lbs, (4lb, 15oz) 19 inches, so had he not been early I think that he would have been around ten
  8. by   smk1
    When I was in labor, the woman next door was pushing (naturally according to one whispering staff lady) out a 11 pounder. This woman was SCREAMING! I was sitting there about ready to have a heart attack thinking this was going to be worse than I could possibly have imagined. I had an 8 lb 14 oz baby and puched about 1.5 hours. Also had an epidural. I just have no desire to be in that sort of pain, when it isn't "necessary". I saw the 11 pound baby in the nursey later and he looked about 2 months old compared to the other newborns. OUCH!
  9. by   TazziRN
    My husband has two kids from a previous marriage. Son was over 10 pounds, born by section after Mom pushed for nearly 48 hours. Hubby said they were told by Kaiser that the baby would be about 8-8.5 pounds. Baby literally got stuck in the outlet and wasn't budging.

    Child #2 was nearly 9 pounds and was pulled out with forceps during VBAC.

    When I got pregnant I was scared out of my skin. I was scheduled for a section because of butt presentation but about a week before we thought she may have turned, so the doc said I might be able to deliver vag. I got scared again because of the older kids. I ended up with a section anyway because she didn't turn, she dropped butt first, but it turned out I had the smallest of the three.
  10. by   sscathlab
    My first one was 9 # 8 oz and was over 21 inches. My mom said she looked like a giant in the newborn nursery next to the 4 #. She is now six and is over 53 inches tall. My second one was 11 # 23 inches long. I had gestional diabetes with the second one. Never did anything but watched what I ate and had no other problems with my sugars. My kids take after their daddy at 6'5" and great grandpa at 6"8
  11. by   jodyangel
    Yep add me to the club. My first was 11-7 3/4 lbs. Natural. NO screaming LOL. Shesh!! My smallest was just under 11 lbs. I don't have diabetes and I wasn't fat. I gained about 25 lbs each pregnancy...I just had big babys!!

    Oh and the waterworks are all fine along with everything else!
  12. by   HappyNurse2005
    My husband has two kids from a previous marriage. Son was over 10 pounds, born by section after Mom pushed for nearly 48 hours. Hubby said they were told by Kaiser that the baby would be about 8-8.5 pounds. Baby literally got stuck in the outlet and wasn't budging
    How old is said child? I can't imagine anytime recently people being allowed to push for 48 hours???? and no fetal distress ensued?
    wow.
  13. by   TazziRN
    Quote from HappyNurse2005
    How old is said child? I can't imagine anytime recently people being allowed to push for 48 hours???? and no fetal distress ensued?
    wow.
    He's 18. This was back when "c-section" was a dirty word because there was a general attitude about it being done for convenience.

    And no, no fetal distress. Hubby said he came with a "whatever" attitude! Same attitude he's had all his life.

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