How Big Was Baby?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
How Big Was Baby?
Tue, 08-27-2013 - 10:04am

How much did your baby weigh at birth?  Did baby's weight/size play any role in the reason you had a c-section?

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Registered: 01-25-2013
Wed, 08-28-2013 - 11:24am

My baby boy was 7'3" at birth.  Size didn't play a role in why I had to have a c-section.  Failure to progress was the main reason. 

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Registered: 07-21-1998
Thu, 08-29-2013 - 12:44am
4 lb 2 oz. It was pre-e and I never labored.
Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Thu, 08-29-2013 - 9:32am
My c-section baby was 8 lbs 3 oz. Smaller than I had expected. My first baby (a vaginal delivery) was 8 lb 15 oz, and a week before the c-section delivery and u/s weight estimation already put the baby at 8.5 lbs. So, it was a nice surprise for her to come out a little smaller than expected. Only one of my 4 was smaller than her, he was 8 lb 1 oz, but I also was induced 2 weeks early!!
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Registered: 05-20-2013
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 12:17pm

Syrius was 7 lbs. 14 oz at birth. His weight had nothing to do with my C-Section. I had been in labor for 15 hours, after my water broke, and wasn't progressing. Not to mention, when they would turn me after I had my epidural, his heart rate would plummet because my blood pressure would bottom out. Then when I would contract, his heart rate would do a decel, and we decided that a C-Section was the safest route. No cord around the neck though he was blue a little at the hands and feet, arms and legs. Came out screaming! Most beautiful sound I ever heard.