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Just shocked and nervous!

I'm 36wks 2dys and went to the doctor yesterday.  Convinced her to do an ultrasound because of how big i am and wanted to make sure my little boy was measuring where he should be.  Well he's measuring at 41wks and a few days and around 9lbs 13ozs right now.  My jaw still hasn't come up from the floor and it may mean me having a c-section, which I absolutely am dreading.   I'm seeing a high risk doctor next week to see what my options are. My first son was 8lbs 3ozs at full term so naturally I'm spooked.  How many of you have had big babies and how did you deliver?
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Sorry for not being much help but I just pray both baby and you are well. My mum delivered my brother at 91/2 lbs. Even to this day he's a big lad and she done it naturally with no complications, I really hope all goes well for you and I wish you the very best x
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Wow! That's a huge date difference!  Do you have gestational diabetes? My son was over 9 lbs at 38 weeks and my dr had told me that he would be no more than 8 lbs at 40 weeks. Big surprise to all of us and I was kind of pissed about it lol. I delivered vaginally being induced.
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My brother was born on time at 10lb. They thought he was twins. Normal birth no c-section. Make sure doctor knows your dread and fears so doctor can talk to you about them.
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All my babies have been big and I'm not expecting any different this time around. My smallest was 9lbs 15oz and was my longest and most difficult labour. My biggest baby was 11lbs 2oz and was the quickest and easiest. All natural and no drugs. I got up after feeding my biggest and had a shower. I felt great!! Hopefully this one is like that too.
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All my babies were between 8-9 pounds and I am in a similar situation. I am 41 weeks measuring 44 weeks and baby is measuring between 9 1/2- 10 1/2 pounds.  I am very nervous about delivery because I am going for a all natural delivery at a birthing center and I will not be at a hospital if baby is too big to deliver.
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Thanks ladies, here's my next question. ..were any of you told to have a c section because of the size of your baby? I'm being told by two drs that I should and naturally my husband is all for it but something is just holding me back from doing it. Idk if its fear or pride but part of me wants to try vaginally.
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You delivered vaginally with your first? If so, you are more likely to be able to pass a larger baby. I had a big baby for my first and my labor stalled and resulted in a c-section. Im lucky baby didnt go into distress. While it isnt ideal to have major surgery to have your baby, the main goal is having a healthy baby AND mom at the end. Just try to keep that in mind when deciding.
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I was told my son would be 11 pounds at birth, he was measuring 5 weeks ahead, the hospital told me to have a csection, I said I wanted to try naturally and if I really couldn't get him out they could give me a csection, I'm so glad I stood my ground because I gave birth to my 8.13 pound son at 41 weeks without an epidural, they can be very off with their scan measuments. Also if you gave birth naturally the first time there is a very good chance you will be fine this time even if the baby is really big, good luck and don't let them talk you into something your not ok with
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Sometimes the Drs WANNA do what's easier for them and a c-section is easier for them than SITTN there WATCHN U trying to push out a big baby. That's y the quickly suggest a c- section like Mumo said do what's comfortable for U! Try to push if U can't get baby out then go with c-section at least U know u tried. Good luck!
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Weight prediction from ultrasounds can be off by more than a pound. My DS2 was over 10 lbs  and I had no issues.  If you delivered your first with no problems I would not opt for  cesarean at this point.
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I have birthed many.  6lb to 10.5 lbs.  Your body was meant to birth remember that. They cannot tell precisely how big the baby is. . Just a guess. . Don't load on sugars. . Stay raw and healthy. . Be active.  You'll be good!
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Honey that's a crock of crap! Babies shouldn't be scheduled for surgery due to size until they are 11 lbs! Your Dr's are playing the fear card because they want to be lazy - and I get it because they have a lot of patients and they don't want any risks. But you can have this baby naturally. It does mean you need to give birth in am upright or hands and knees position which a lot of Dr's don't like. They like women on their backs - but that closes and makes your pelvis smaller.

You can do it!
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I had a c section on Monday my daughter weighted 8lb 8oz and was early at 37+2
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Listen to your instincts.  US is the best they have but its not always accurate.
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I was concerned about this myself (although mine is only measuring 2 weeks ahead!) When asked, my dr explained that since my baby is proportionally growing, she didn't anticipate any trouble with a natural birth. The concern would arise if the baby's belly is measuring larger than baby's head...because you could have the baby get stuck after partially delivering. I'd ask about why the encouragement for a csection to understand better...and if you still feel like you want to try natural, speak up to your drs, let them know how you are feeling.
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