Eleven pound baby! - page 4

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  1. by   BabyRN2Be
    One of my clients delivered an 11lb. 2oz, 24" baby boy. Mom was not diabetic and baby's blood sugars were OK. She was just a larger person. Baby was born by c-section, although the doc was going to try to let her have a vag delivery. She was just so tired out by that time, and I really didn't blame her.

    Actually, that one still remains as one of my favorite deliveries.
  2. by   marilynmom
    Quote from TazziRN
    I was told by my doc that the current average weight is 8-9 pounds.
    I think that is about average anymore as well. I was reading something (and now I can't find it) about nutrition especially has gotten better over the years and we are seeing bigger, healthier babies.
    I wish I could find that article, it was really interesting.
  3. by   Jo Dirt
    I read a book by a midwife in Alabama who delivered a baby who weighed 14 pounds.
    My first weighed 6 pds. 3 oz, and I screamed even with the epidural. My son weighed 8 pounds and I screamed then, too. My daughter weighed 7 pds. and I didn't feel a thing with her, in fact, I was in the "zone"...really strong epidural.
    Hope I get another epidural like the last one.
  4. by   jadecope
    Hi, my daughter is now 9 weeks old, she was 11lb 2oz at birth , 59cm long and her head curcumference was 38cm, I am about 5'8 and i delivered vaginally. Consultants told me i was expecting an 8lb baby so when she came out so large it was a 'huge' shock. she was last weighed 2 or 3 weeks ago and was 13 lb 5oz. My midwife was right from the start saying she was going to be a whopper but the scan equipment said 8lb 6oz. She got stuck as i was pushing and her heart rate dropped so i had to have the episiotomy and the vontuse after gas and air, pethadine and an epidurial, I was in labour for 30 hours all together too. I had the GTT and my bloods came back normal too...just big babies for me I reckon.
    Last edit by jadecope on Jan 3, '07
  5. by   Simplepleasures
    My 27 year old daughter was 10lbs 3oz. 22 1/2 inches long, just about killed me -Im short waisted , carried her high and ended up having a MI, mild,thank goodness.She was born naturally, no epidural, they didnt offer those back then, or at least they didnt offer me one.:angryfire
  6. by   jadecope
    the gas and air was great until it made me throw up then i had the pethadine because my contractions were not stopping, not even for a second, then i only had the epidurial coz the pethadine made me sleepy so i thought the epi would make the contractions less painful for me to sleep a while, but that diddnt work properly either! otherwise i wouldnt of had the epidurial, wish id of never had the pethadine, that stuff is not very good!
  7. by   arizonanurse
    The biggest babies I ever saw born were 11 lb 4 oz and 11 lb 3 oz. Both born at home, naturally, no shoulder dystocia and no hemmorhage. Perfect births. I also attended a homebirth of the smallest mom I had ever seen - 5'1", 90 lbs non-pregnant, and built like a 13 year old girl. She had a ten pound baby, no dystocia, not even a tear. It took 48 hours of labor to mold that head though.
  8. by   bethin
    I had a co worker who didn't believe her dr's due date. Her and her husband had split and she calculated the last time they had sex would make this baby a month early than the dr's date. She was HUGE!! Dr didn't believe pts date so they never induced. She carried him what must have been waaayy past his due date. His fingernails had grown into the skin under his finger. Nails were curled. Also, he was 13.5 pounds with no diabetes. Oh, and she had him vaginally and she's little.
  9. by   balkandina
    My sister is very average weight and height and non-diabetic. Her first son was 9.5 # and her second was 11#14 oz-both vaginal deliveries. She said the second was a great infant-it was like having a 3 month old right away! My Mom delivered twins at home in the late 1940s-one was 51/2 #and the other was 6 1/2#. The doctor in their small Kentucky town was drunk so my dad caught the babies!