how big is baby

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/09/2012

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Call your ob's office, and let them know you want to have a birthing consultation with your ob on your next visit so they can set aside some extra time for you. Ask all the questions that you have, and ask how a typical delivery goes. Who can be there, when the doctor will check on you, if you want an epidural how early into labor can you get it, and when would it be to late. Have you signed up for birthing classes? They can really help you prepare. Also, check for Doula's in your area. They can be in the delivery room for you and help you breath during labor and much more. They are a good support for you in labor.



Labor is scary and painful. I am not going to sugar coat it for you. If you would like, you can ask me any questions that you would like, but I am not a medical professional. Just a mom that had 1 c section, and one vbac (vaginal birth after c section)

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Pamela - posted on 04/10/2012

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That depends on your genes and the father's genes as they are combined in the fetus? You should have had an ultrasound by now, so you should have an estimate from your doctor. I do hope you are seeing an OBGYN doctor. They can provide that info to you.



If you are not under a doctor's care, why not? There are free clinics everywhere these days for people without health insurance.

Gaela - posted on 04/09/2012

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Every baby is different. To get a "round about idea"..how big were you at birth and how big was your husband? Also, remember that the sonogram can be off by as much as 1-2 lbs and can also be wrong on due date by 2 weeks early to 2 weeks late. One of the posters suggested childbirth classes and that's always something I suggest to my clients. But if you're choosing "normal" birth over a medicated, induced birth, look into hiring a doula in your area. A doula can help you to become educated about the pros and cons of each procedure so that you can make educated choices. She will also come to your house and stay with you as you labor, accompany you to the hospital and stay with you afterwards to help baby start breastfeeding. I don't know what area of the country you are in, but just google "doula". Good luck. Giving birth is an awesome, empowering event in a woman's life.

Chrystal - posted on 04/09/2012

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Average baby at 35 weeks is about 5 pounds (about the size of a melon) but Little Miss is right your obgyn can better tell you about what size your daughter is. Ask to take a tour of the hospital you'll be giving birth in they can explain all the equipment and things that will likely happen so you're more comfortable when the time comes. Birthing classes are good to help familiarize yourself with all the birth related things and some tips for after baby comes home.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/09/2012

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Do you also have a bag packed? Do you know who you want in the delivery room with you?

Christina - posted on 04/09/2012

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thanks im just scared to ginto labor im a young girl i dont knw wat to expect when i go into that delivery room

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/09/2012

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As much as I would like to tell you that total strangers on a computer that have never seen you or your medical records can tell you your baby size, I believe your OBGYN is better suited to tell you. They can give you an ultrasound that can check size, but it is not accurate for weight, but a good guesstimate.

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