Largest baby

  1. We delivered a 12 lb 2 oz baby today. Just wanted to share.
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    L&D RN
    Specialty: 23 year(s) of experience in L&D- Mother/Baby

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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    in one word: ouch!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   LDRNMOMMY
    The other day one of my c/s patients delivered an 11 lb 8 oz baby, that is the largest I have seen in my short time in L&D. Her Dr said that was not the largest baby she delivered. She had a pt who delivered a 12lb ? oz baby VAG!!!!!!!
  5. by   RGN1
    Quote from mjlrn97
    in one word: ouch!!!!!!!!!!!
    that was my exact reaction too

    my son was 9lb 4oz & that for a 153 cm fairly slight built (at the time anyway) woman was quite bad enough!!!

    was it a c-section or did the poor woman go the whole hog?
  6. by   charebec65
    Wow. I thought my 10# 14oz 23.5 incher was huge..... That was one big baby!
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    I don't even want to THINK about having such a whopper by 'natural' childbirth........my last one (now 15) was 10 lb. 9 oz., and I was thankful to have a C-section. The largest baby I actually gave birth to was my oldest, who was 9 lb. 11 oz., and all I can say is, she should have been a cesarean baby too. Yowza!!
  8. by   jade-athyst
    My son weighed 12 lbs at birth and he was.... no I am not kidding.....24 inches long! He was delivered by emergency C-section. Now he is 4, and though he is tall, he's actually a little under weight!
    Last edit by jade-athyst on Sep 16, '06
  9. by   tencat
  10. by   JentheRN05
    My youngest was 10# 13oz. At the time, my doctor was insisting he was no more than 8 pounds. So after a trial induction of 14 hours (in which he didn't even descend at ALL) they finally decided to do a c-section. Which is a good thing. My oldest was 8# 3oz and after 36 hours of labor (12 of which was pushing) he was born with a broken clavical and I hemmorhages so bad that I was near code status with a Hgb of 2.5. My first by all rights should have been a c-section, but because I was medicade at the time (was only barely 18) they refused to do one. Nearly lost my life because of it.
    After losing as much blood as I did I was delusional and so confused that I was refusing blood transfusion unless my mom - not a staff RN - could do the IV stick. Needless to say, they did allow her to and I left the hospital with Hgb of 5.5 (of course I had orders for B-12 shots and lots of iron - but I went AMA because mom was a nurse and could take care of me).
  11. by   txspadequeenRN
    NO WAY!!! not out of this body!!!!
  12. by   DeLySh
    My "little" sister was 10 lbs 13 oz and 26 inches long when she was born. Not the heaviest but the longest I have known of in my little circle.

    DeLySh
  13. by   lovemyjob
    We had a 5.6kg (12lb...12oz...I think) that was only 36 weeks, born to a mom who was uncontrolled IDDM. Appearently they delivered the head and then had shoulder dystocia (of course) and had to push the kid back in and do an emergency c/s. Mom was still going through puberty and was not built for this size kid. Yep, asphyxiated (sp.) The transport team said the OR ;looked like there had been a masacre (sp.) The child would cry, but as far as MR or CP, who knows. Terribly sad.
  14. by   crosfam
    I've seen a 12#+ svd. Natural, Squatting!!!!!!! She'll never be the same.:bowingpur

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