Big baby /Large Shoulders??

Cristina - posted on 06/17/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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At 36 weeks i had a u/s and my dr said that the baby was approx 6lbs 9oz and that her shoulders were measuring at 38weeks so she recommended a c-section. I have one scheduled in 3 days at 39 weeks, 2 days. My dr said that if she were to come before then, she would have no problem with my trying to deliver vaginally. Now, I know the chances of going into labor in the next 2days are slim, but just curious of any similar past experiences and their outcome.... Thanks

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Tara - posted on 06/18/2011

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Both my daughters measured big at my last ultrasound. Honestly, I wouldn't go c-section unless it is absolutely medically necessary just because it is a major surgery.
That said, if it is medically necessary then I would say okay to have it done. BUT to be honest, I went almost 3 weeks overdue with my first daughter and she wound up being 9 lb 1 oz - vaginal birth, minor tear and then 2 weeks overdue with my 2nd daughter who wound up being 9 lb 8 oz, vaginal birth, 2nd degree tear because her shoulders were up/down instead of the correct horizontal position.
It is entirely possible to give birth to larger babies without having a c-section. If the c-section is needed to save your baby's life, then yes, but it is a big surgery to do if it isn't needed.

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