im 19 weeks and two days today i went in for my appointment and the weight was 11 oz of my lil man..isnt that large and will this cause me to have a larger baby..the only reason i worried is cuz they told me if he is over 8 pounds i will have to have a c section..so its got me worried..

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Michelle - posted on 02/10/2013

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50th percentile is average. It means that there are 50% that are heavier and 50% that are lighter.

Hayleigh - posted on 02/10/2013

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ya i thought they should think about the head to since that is the largest part..but thanks your stories are alot more help(: sorry for the trouble ladies..and they said at my last appointment so far he is 50th percentile..honestly idk what that means but they said its good and means he is healthy so..idk.. i will ask about why they are going by weight instead of head size next appointmnet(:

Cecilia - posted on 02/09/2013

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Ok here is an example for you.Me and my sister had the same doctor, we delivered 2 months apart. They told me i was going to have about 8 and 1/2 pound baby. They told my sister hers was going to be 8 pounds. Mine at birth was 6lbs 10 oz, my sisters was 10 lbs 2 oz. My baby was much "taller" than hers. That is why they thought mine was larger. We both got our sonograms done at 36 weeks. So it wasn't that far from delivery.

But i agree head means sooo much. I have one baby at 75th percentile and one at 30th percentile. It makes a huge difference when delivering.

Michelle - posted on 02/09/2013

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But everyone is different and every pregnancy and baby is different. What happened to one woman won't happen to you.

My first was big with a huge head, I insisted on getting induced with my 2nd because I have 37 stitches and a vacuum extraction for my first. I got induced and from my first contraction to the time he was born was 50mins! He was only 3 days earlier (7 days overdue instead of 10) but he was smaller.

I personally think it's too early for them to predict the weight and ultimately it's the head circumference that is the main thing they should look at, not the weight!

Hayleigh - posted on 02/08/2013

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Yes I kno its just a guess. But they are using that guess to determine how my baby leaves my body..so I'm relying a lot on it and its and estimate from what the ultrasound machine tells them by all the measurements they take. I have done asked how accurate it was. And I felt your comment was smart. Its an oppinated thing if y'all didn't then ok. I'm sorry for saying how I felt it came across. But people put questions on here to get helpful answers.. those weren't to helpful but thank you anyways.. maybe I should re word it like what is the average weight of a baby at birth who is 11 oz at 19 weeks and get some examples. I kno I shouldn't worry but obviously I will until I can have actual reassurance..thank you for the effort

Michelle - posted on 02/07/2013

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There is no way they can accurately tell you how heavy your baby will be at birth, it's a guess.

Cecilia was just telling you that's there's not much you can do about the size of your baby and the growth may slow down towards the end. She wasn't rude at all.

Cecilia - posted on 02/07/2013

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I didn't see my comment as rude. Rude would have gone more like, maybe you should ask your doctor about baby sizes while you're there if it is so concerning to you.

Truth is when they tell you weight right now it is a guess. They could do a sonogram right before you deliver and still not know exactly how much it weighs. Even if he is larger right now, that doesn't mean he will be at the end. Sorry it just doesn't. There is no way for us to tell you anything besides not to stress out.. which i did and was called rude for... oh well.

Hayleigh - posted on 02/07/2013

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i kno this but it would be nice to be prepared cecilia. i want to know if its normal also. that is what i asked. not what i could do about it. so please just give a polite answer or dont comment ok? thank you..

Cecilia - posted on 02/07/2013

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ok let's even say it is large and you're going t have a 9 pound baby. Can you do anything to change it? Nope. Don't stress the things you have no control of.

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