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02/04/2013 at 19:28
After my scan thread I wondered who's had the biggest newborn? And how was it delivered?
02/04/2013 at 19:31
B was 10lb by VBAC but there are heavier on here - ouch!
02/04/2013 at 19:38
Daisy's D is the heaviest I can think of in recent times, think she was 11lb 7oz?
02/04/2013 at 19:51
N was 10 lb 9.5 but yes I think Daisy's D holds the record so far!
02/04/2013 at 19:52
Oh and N was emergency C Section.
02/04/2013 at 20:18
Fair few in the high 10s then. One friend had an 11lb 14
02/04/2013 at 20:21
H was 10lb 5oz, born naturally but with an emergency 3 minute shoulder dystocia, I had no pain relief (not even G&A) for the 'manouvres' and would never never ever wish that on my worst enemy. (Google Wood's Screw manourvre if interested). So much for my planned peaceful home water birth
Not the biggest but getting up there and a whopper compared to his 7.5lb sisters.
02/04/2013 at 20:36
Yes, IIRC, Daisy's Dawn was 11lb 7oz and she had her naturally. That's a the biggest baby I've heard off both on here and IRL.
02/04/2013 at 20:50
There was one on BBC news the other day who was more than 15lb!!
02/04/2013 at 20:55
Ouch trio! My friend attended a 7 min dystocia this weekend. By some miracle was ok. How on earth did you not even get g&a?!
Same friend also did a newborn check on a 13lb baby born naturally. Mum was fine after apparently!
02/04/2013 at 21:05
One of my friends had a 12 lb baby. He was a c section but so was his older sister. She had to return lots of the baby clothes they were given as presents because he was too big. Neither she nor her H are especially tall or big either.
02/04/2013 at 21:12
I know Rusty's M was big but can't remember how big.
02/04/2013 at 21:16
I'm so glad C was "only" 9lb considering he wasn't the easiest birth! Ended up being pulled out with a Ventouse.
02/04/2013 at 21:21
Rusty's m was 10lb 13 I think cs,
Marley's L was 10lb8 natural
02/04/2013 at 22:05
Om my gosh working hard, a 7 minute dystocia with a good outcome is an amazing miracle, must have been so scary for everyone involved. I transfered in at 10cm from home to hospital and when I got there, they took the G&A away to make me push better. Then once the head was out, all hell broke loose, it was brutal and barbaric (but totally what needed to happen to get him out safely), I wasn't able to ask for the G&A back as I was screaming too much and wouldn't have been able to hold it in my mouth anyway.
I feel so sorry for the student MW who was with me, she had followed me for a few months as I was a planned home water birth which she really wanted to do. She was the 1st to arrive at my house and did absolutely everything for me, it was going to count as one of her 40 'catches' for her training, she came in the ambulance with me and was the delivery MW for the head but as soon as he got stuck and the emergency button was pressed, she was shoved aside and she didn't get her 'catch' after her full mornings work! She did get an ambulance transfer and to witness a dystocia which were both 1sts for her but I'm sure she would much rather have had the home water deliveery !
02/04/2013 at 22:10
When I was having J, the MW told me that she delivered a 13lb baby the week before
my 2 were 'only' 9lb 6oz and 9lb 2oz.
02/04/2013 at 22:14
Trio- that must have been terrifying for you. Glad the result was a good one. My friend said it took 15 mins to resuscitate and they were all panicking. Why she tells me these things I have no idea!
02/04/2013 at 22:27
Honestly, at the time, there was too much going on to be terrified.
Having seen a dystocia on OBEM a few weeks earlier, and being completely 'with it' due to no drugs, as soon as they threw my legs straight up, I knew exactly what was happenning and what they were doing and why. It's only afterwards I think how lucky he was to have no lasting damage/effects. I didn't see him when he came out as they whipped him over to the resuscitation table but H says he looked in a bad way, completely blue and floppy. He had an apgar of 2 and a heartrate of 30. I do remember whilst all the madness was going on, someone running in to the room and shouting that they had a SCBU bed ready and waiting for him, which makes me well up even now. Luckily we didn't need it.
It also scares me the 'what ifs' if I had stayed at home and been in the pool for the delivery. Those extra seconds/minutes it would have taken to get me out of the pool could have made a lot of difference to the outcome too.
Anyway, sorry for derailing the thread all about me. I'll shut up now!
03/04/2013 at 00:47
You going for the record WH?
03/04/2013 at 06:49
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