17-lb Russian baby - page 2

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  1. by   crysobrn
    Quote from dawngloves
    After 11 kids you wouldn't think she'd need a C/S.
    My gramma had 10 kids, 9 relatively easy vag deliveries. She considered staying home for number 10 since at that point it's "old hat" and difficult to find a sitter etc... She ended up a c/s for malpresentation. My uncle was positioned neck first, the doc told her if she would have pushed she would have broken his neck and she would have hemorrhaged... He ended up having a hyperextended neck for almost a year after delivery because he was positioned like that for quite some time.

    All I can say for the 17 lber is owwwieeee... I had two 10 lbers and it's taken me nearly 5 yrs to consider another LOL... Of course working in L&D is sort of a constant reminder LOL!
  2. by   jrring1019
    Can you imagine the pregnancy? I was VERY uncomfortable with my 8 and 9 lb babies, I felt so heavy out front , back pain, etc... I cannot even imagine getting out of bed with a 17 lb baby in there!
  3. by   HappyNurse2005
    yeah and i thought my 10 1/2 pounder was a big one to birth. yeoch!
  4. by   Selke
    Quote from dawngloves
    After 11 kids you wouldn't think she'd need a C/S.
    True, but I think it's a physical impossibility for the female human pelvis to pass a 17 lb baby through it. I would love to know the case history on this woman. Does anyone have more detailed medical information on her? If this woman was in the US I doubt any OB would let her fetus to get to 17 lbs in the first place.
  5. by   KellNY
    Quote from Selke
    If this woman was in the US I doubt any OB would let her fetus to get to 17 lbs in the first place.
    True, but technically a doctor doesn't have to "let" a pregnant woman do anything. A woman in the US could have refused an earlier c/s. Doing a c/s based on weight along probably would have resulted in prematurity in this case.
  6. by   33-weeker
    Quote from Selke
    True, but I think it's a physical impossibility for the female human pelvis to pass a 17 lb baby through it. I would love to know the case history on this woman. Does anyone have more detailed medical information on her? If this woman was in the US I doubt any OB would let her fetus to get to 17 lbs in the first place.
    I took care of a 13 lb. 6 oz. baby born vaginally. It was a shoulder dystocia with deep epis./tear. Mom's previous two had been 10 and 11 lbs. Too long ago to remember about diabetes, but she had prenatal care.

    My twins totaled over 13 lbs. at 36 weeks when I delivered them - but at least they were off to either side - not straight up the middle. My 9 lb. , 21 in. long daughter was enough! Can't imagine carrying a 17 lb singleton!!!!!
  7. by   Jolie
    This is an apples/oranges comparison, but my youngest, who was a preemie, was 18 mos. old before she weighed 17 lbs.
  8. by   Sabby_NC
    Quote from dawngloves
    After 11 kids you wouldn't think she'd need a C/S.

    Ok Dawn you made me snort coffee outta my nose
  9. by   rnmomtobe2010
    the baby next to her is probably wondering what in the world is going on. I know I would be!
  10. by   Daye
    Quote from Selke
    True, but I think it's a physical impossibility for the female human pelvis to pass a 17 lb baby through it. I would love to know the case history on this woman. Does anyone have more detailed medical information on her? If this woman was in the US I doubt any OB would let her fetus to get to 17 lbs in the first place.
    That was my thought too but I am not an OB/GYN but still!
  11. by   Daye
    Quote from Jolie
    This is an apples/oranges comparison, but my youngest, who was a preemie, was 18 mos. old before she weighed 17 lbs.
    Me too, I had a little guy just 4-14 & 18" thankfully his lungs were well developed and there was no birth trauma, not all that small, I know when we see the little itty bitty ones, but honestly he looked so so small and tiny next to the normal weight babies in the nursery, can you even imagine? wow.
  12. by   smk1
    there was an 11 pond baby born when I had my own (8lb 14 oz biggie). It was shocking to see how much older the 11 pound baby looked. There was a 4 pound baby in the nursery as well (these were stable, sick babies, mine was on infection watch). I can't imagine what that poor woman's spine must look like. Probably thinks she has lumbar lordosis! and 12 kids!
  13. by   VikaRN
    i cant even start to image what her pregnancy must have been like... OUCH:bowingpur

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