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01/05/2013 at 10:42
As time goes on I am starting to really worry about getting this whopper out. Obviously it'll be totally different to slipping out Sammy at 4lb3! Estimated weight yesterday at 38+2 was 9lb6. Now I realise scans aren't 100% accurate but given he's followed the same centile for past 3 scans I doubt it's too far out.
So what I'd like to know is when did you go into labour and was it induced?
Did you end up with a section or assisted delivery?
What pain relief did you have and how long was your labour?
And finally what lasting effects did you have?
01/05/2013 at 10:51
I cant offer any advice WH but just wanted to say that generally second labours are better thsn firsts because your body has done it before. Hopefully someone else will have something more practical to add! Xx
01/05/2013 at 10:58
Well J was 9lb 13 so just off the 10lb mark. My labour was spontaneous at +5 as they weren't bothered that he was measuring big (7lb 5 at 35 weeks) I did end up with forceps but not due to his size, because he was in distress. I had a spinal and episiotomy for the forceps but no pain relief other than G&A before that. Recovery wise I had no problems and recovered quicker than the natural tears I had with Abigail. She was 9lb 6 and came out in around 20 mins of pushing and was an easy labour other than tearing at the end!
Have they said they will induce you due to his size?
01/05/2013 at 11:03
I'm booked for induction at +1. I was hoping yesterday they might bring it forward!
Thanks for sharing Ally
01/05/2013 at 11:40
B was spot on 10lb. Labour was triggered by a sweep at +9 and my labour was about 35 hrs (much shorter than my first!). I had 1 shot of meptid but did the rest on G&A. I had a 3rd degree tear but I think that was because her shoulder got stuck and the midwife had to extract her quite quickly as she was going into distress. She was also a VBAC
01/05/2013 at 11:57
J wasn't a 10lber, but he was big(ish) at 9lb9oz.
Went in to labour at 39+6, and he was born at 40+0, VBAC. Didn't need any assistance, and I didn't need stitches.
I had a slight graze, which fully healed after a couple of days.
He was born after around 10 mins of pushing. He was LOADS easier to push out than his 2lb brother, who ended up being evicted via the sunroof...
01/05/2013 at 11:59
Gravity has got to be a bonus right, as long as you're not strapped to the bed.
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