Small babies

Ula - posted on 02/24/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I'm a bit concerned about my 2nd pregnancy and am 26yrs old. my first two scan were all good and tests were all fine until my midwife said that my baby is just a slow grower. what does that mean? is he going to be premature etc.. have problems. He seems to be kicking me a lot and i know that it's normal. just worried about having another preterm baby. 24wks now.

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Rebecca - posted on 02/25/2011

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I was told that about my first and he was born 7lb 10ounces so I would't worry

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Jodi - posted on 02/24/2011

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My daughter was a slow grower and was born full term at 2.2kg (5lb 2oz). She was a little weak, and had difficulties with both her sucking reflex and regulating her blood sugar, was put on tube feeding for a few days, and kep in the SCN for 10 days, but she was perfectly fine, and is now a happy and healthy 6 year old who is STILL small for her age. Some babies are just meant to be that way.

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My cousin-in-law has given birth to 3 baby boys. The 'youngest' and smallest was born at 37 weeks weighing 5lbs 2oz. I don't know at what gestation her biggest was born, but he was only 5lbs 15oz. They are all 3 healthy and happy boys. Try not to worry (I KNOW how hard that is when you are pregnant). Small can be just fine. :)

Stifler's - posted on 02/24/2011

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Is your placenta low lying or something? Some babies are just small.

Bonnie - posted on 02/24/2011

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To me it doesn't necessarily sound like the baby will be premature. Maybe your baby will just be a smaller baby in general. It doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong.

Elfrieda - posted on 02/24/2011

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It's so easy to worry about what the midwives say. I think it's better if you just call her tomorrow and ask, "What did you mean?" Probably she meant to be encouraging, but it worried you because of your history.

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