13 pound infant...thank goodness it was c-section! - page 2

I had to share this... :eek: In L&D the largest baby I witnessed being born was 10 pounds. The story doesn't mention if mom had GD...... Read More

  1. by   linfull
    My son weighed 11 pounds 1 ounce and both of our sugars were fine! I pushed for 4 hours and finally had to have a c-section. I can't imagine how uncomfortable that mama was...my doc said I deserved a superwoman award because my son's head was so far up under my ribcage...talk about heartburn! And his tushie was smashing my bladder! At 9 months, they thought perhaps he was twins!! A 13 pounder is unbelievable!!!
  2. by   lynn27
    My nephew was 11 lb 2 oz and his mom did fine. She says it was an easy labor (3rd baby). No shoulder dystocia and their blood sugars were fine. He was so cute--looked like the gerber baby from the beginning!
  3. by   jemommyRN
    My daughter was 9lbs. even. I thought that was big. But 13!!! I would've probably pasted out.
  4. by   CoffeeRTC
    WOW! My daughter is 10 lbs and she's nearly 2 months old.. I couln't even imagine pushin a 10 pounder out!
  5. by   ang75
    I am 14 wks, and after reading this and looking at the picture, I vow to never eat another candy bar for the next 6 months at least!
  6. by   CHATSDALE
    These Mothers Need To Be Aware That Large Babies Can Be Forerunners Of Diabetes Later In Life Not Just At Delivery
  7. by   hock1
    Holy canolee! Most women would have to have a c-sect. I wonder...did they make her labor? Was she a DM mom? I still can't believe how big that baby is.
  8. by   smk1
    when i had my duagther someone next door had an 11 pound baby, both of our babies had to stay in the nursery for awhile and i remember thinking the 11 pounder looked like a one month old baby not a brand new baby! and yep i heard all the screams assoiciated with the delivery while i was waiting to finish dilating. Sure made me nervous!
  9. by   ang75
    I would think that most women would WANT a C-Section in this case. I would anyhow.
    Quote from vhope
    Holy canolee! Most women would have to have a c-sect. I wonder...did they make her labor? Was she a DM mom? I still can't believe how big that baby is.
  10. by   OBRN03
    2 wks ago we had a 11lb 8oz baby girl born via c-section. The top of her head was the shape of mom's pelvic outlet. She was the ugliest little thing I'd even seen in my life! She did get cuter over the next few days.
    2 days ago had a 10lb 7oz baby boy born vaginally. Mom did great, did get an epis but said it was a much easier delivery than her 8 pounder. Go figure. Gotta love epidurals for that reason!
  11. by   PCGrad06
    All I have to say is OH MY GOD!!





    Quote from becca.utns
    I had to share this...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5022344/?GT1=3391


    In L&D the largest baby I witnessed being born was 10 pounds.
    The story doesn't mention if mom had GD...
  12. by   my2girlsRN
    My first child was 11lb 10oz at birth. She was a week late. I made hospital record for vaginal birth. They suspect I was an undiagnosed gestational diabetic. It was not a fun l/d- 36hrs, shoulder dystocia,and 3rd degree lac. She is five now and still tall for her age. My second daughter they did a c-sec for history of size and she was only 7lbs 9.6oz. I was so upset about the c-sec. Oh well! she just turned 3 on sunday.
    You would think I would know better, I was a l/d nurse. I was determined to have a natural birth. I did,but it almost killed both of us.
    Thanks for the chance to share.

    I want to go back into nursing when my husband gets out of the army. It is pretty hard to work 12hr shifts if you don't know if your husband will be home or not to babysit.

    Have a great day!!!
  13. by   Anna_Aus
    My daughter was 9lb 5oz two weeks early. I was measuring around 4 wks ahead from 30wks pregnant. No diabetes...just from a family of big babies, and yes I'm already worried about the size of my future babies!!!

    My younger sister was 12lb 8oz and no GD there either.

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