More odds and ends Questions and concerns!

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More odds and ends Questions and concerns!
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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 12:20am

Ok..I have several reasons for this post( I tend to do that)..Well off..Anyone else's baby like to hang out head up and bounce so hard into your stomach it causes you to be ill (I mean literally upchucking)?Because Autumn seems to be doing this a lot..all the sudden I get what feels like a dry heave and out comes everything..this happened while I was at my docs one day and he did say oh its just the baby pushing really hard on your stomach...that raised my second concern...My uterus shouldnt be reaching my stomach already..I have had 2 children previously and have almost always measured small with them..but with this one I seem to be overly large..The doctor is a bit concerned because

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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 9:07am
My baby is still breech (head up) and it does feel a little different than my other two that were head down, but not enough to make me sick. I'm sorry you're having that problem. As far as the "big baby" thing, I'm not sure how much I buy into that? My OB told me Annabelle was going to be a "big baby" and had me rather freaked out about it, but she was just under 8 lbs and tiny to me. My OB is telling me again that this is going to be a "big baby" but when I asked her to clarify, she said 7 to 8 lbs. That's not "big" to me. For what it's worth, I've known a tiny, petite woman to deliver not one, but two babies that were over 9 lbs without any issue (or early induction). But I guess if the baby is measuring over 10 lbs or something, then I'd be a little more concerned. Good luck! And as always, that's all just my humble opinion.






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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 9:20am

My baby is still breech too and although s/he does like to bang their head on my ribs on occasion, it (so far!) hasn't been enough to make me sick. (((Hugs))) That does sound unpleasant. I hope baby turns around soon so you get some relief.

Secondly, there could be several reasons for measuring large, and they don't necessarily mean a huge baby! I know it's disquieting when your OB starts muttering about a 'large baby', but please be aware that getting accurate measurements of a baby's size in utero is notoriously difficult. If you lurk on the IV birth boards, you will come across many women who were advised to have a C/S because their OB predicted a 10 lb+ baby only to give birth to a 7-8 pounder.

And anyway, just because a baby is large, doesn't necessarily mean you will *have* to be induced or have a C/S (it's your choice not your OBs) or even that you will have a particularly difficult birth. My Mum is 5' 4' and she gave birth to my 9 lb + brother completely unmedicated and with minimal tearing. And just last week, a friend of my DHs gave birth to her 10 lb baby vaginally.

 


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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 9:54am

I am wondering how everyone knows that their babies are breech??

 

 

 

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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 10:24am
I don't understand how people know what position the baby is in either. Mine kicks EVERYWHERE still. I get kicks at the top of my belly consistently finally (she was so low for so long) but I still get little thumps really low too- sometiems at the same time!

As far as a big baby...I would NOT let a dr induce me at 35 weeks for that reason alone. Just because a baby is big does not mean his lungs are fully developed and like others have said, u/s measurements for size can be very off!! That really sucks that she's making you so ill though =(
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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 12:31pm
honeybeemommy wrote:
I don't understand how people know what position the baby is in either. Mine kicks EVERYWHERE still. I get kicks at the top of my belly consistently finally (she was so low for so long) but I still get little thumps really low too- sometiems at the same time!


My midwife feels my stomach to check baby's position at every appointment from 24 weeks. I had an appointment this morning and she could clearly feel my baby's head under my ribs.

 


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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 12:47pm

But can't they turn any which way?

 

 

 

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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 12:59pm

 


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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 3:36pm

Charlotte is still breech too (I looked by u/s this weekend at work!) and while she does put ALOT of pressure on my stomach/diaphragm area, it's not enough to make me physically sick. I cant eat alot at one time tho either, bc I agree it feels like I've eaten an entire Thanksgiving dinner by myself!

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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 4:44pm
Do NOT let any doctor induce you 5 weeks early! I'd run like the wind to another doctor if my OB suggested that (aside from something like pre-eclampsia being an issue). The genetic specialist and high risk OB I see both said that all current research suggests that NO inductions (or planned c-sections), except for medically necessary (which large baby doesn't qualify as) should take place before 39 weeks. My regular OB won't induce until 42 weeks based on all current research findings!

Add me to the list of those who were told they were having a big baby who came out relatively small (7lbs 2oz). Oh, and I should add that even if your baby is 8 lbs at 35 weeks, that doesn't mean it is mature. My husband was taken via c-section early because he was "a big baby" and he was..he was in the high 8lbs, but his lungs were not ready and he spent weeks in NICU. He was meant to be a 10+ lb baby, but instead was a doctor created 8+lb preemie. His family talks about how he looked like a giant in the NICU next to all the little mini babies :)

As for the head in the stomach/ribs...I get it all the time and am measuring right on track. I've not thrown up, but have felt like it, and often don't feel like eating...I try to stick with many small meals a day rather than a couple of large ones.

I hope you start feeling better...good luck!
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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 6:10pm

I have kind of an opposite problem - kicking makes me have to pee!

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