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Need some advice!!!!!

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    capital is offline Banned
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    U/s can be out quite a bit on weight. I think whne I had mychildren I was told +/- 1 lb, but don't remember for sure. Then U/s tech should be able to tell you how much it can be out by. As far as cutting bask on salt and sugar, if sugar is going to make your baby is bigger it would only be because you are gestational diabetic, if that is a concern, your doctor could easily send you for a test to find out. Salt I think would make you retain water anf therfore you put on weight, not sure that that is going to make your baby bigger.

    Not sure how you are going to scar more froma vag delivery that a c/s?!!! I have had an episiotomy and a 3rd degree tear, so I am sure I likely do have a scar but it is in a place even I don't look, which I'd much rather have than a scar on my abdomen.

    A far as your previous delivery, it really depends on what the complication was, if it was something to do with having a small pelvis or a large baby, or shoulder distocia or some such problem related, then I can see that may be a concern, but if something unrelated, I would go for a second opinion.

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    I re-read your post, the scar was related to teh uterus. Well, you already have a scar in your uterus from your c/s. A vaginal delivery won't give you a scar, maybe she is thinking if the bay is really big it could rupture your old scar. I would get a second opinion for sure.

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    "I am 31 weeks pregnant with my second baby and yesterday our Dr. told us that my baby is almost 2kgs now.i.e should be around 1.5-1.7kgs.
    anyway she asked me to cut down on my sugar and salt as baby will gain wt. rapidly in coming weeks.which is ok."

    Apart from helping you not to gain to much weight in the last weeks, I don't see the point to put your baby "on diet" already !! As Rebekah said, it is only an estimation. One of my friend had a cs because the doctor convinced her her baby was too big, and her boy was 3.6 at birth, which is very normal.

    Take another opinion...

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    Suv is offline Registered User
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    Hi, My doc told me my baby was weighing in at 2kgs at 30weeks. And there was not even a whiff of a hint from her that the child is overweight or that I could need a CS. I am 5'2" with average weight before pregnancy. Please do take a second opinion. I am very skeptical of Dr's here- and I have heard of several.... who seem to be telling every woman out there that their baby is too big and scare the mothers in the process. At 35 weeks now, the baby is weighing in at 2.4 kgs. Normal does not mean same weight for every woman exactly at the same time. Normal could mean different things for diff women.

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    h2o is offline Registered User
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    Thank you everyone for sharing and making me strong,

    we will definitely go for a second opinion as everyone has suggested and will also let you know about it.

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    simoneb is offline Registered User
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    My first son weight at birth was 4.3 kg. It was a natural birth, no epidural. I am 39 weeks with my second now. The doctors have said that the baby seems is big again, but I definitely want to go natural again, unless there is an emergency of course.

    Good luck and let us know what the second opinion brings.

  7. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by h2o View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I am 31 weeks pregnant with my second baby and yesterday our Dr. told us that my baby is almost 2kgs now.i.e should be around 1.5-1.7kgs.
    anyway she asked me to cut down on my sugar and salt as baby will gain wt. rapidly in coming weeks.which is ok.
    but along with that she asked us to consider having first one was cesarean too due to some complication.This time i really wanted to go for natural but now i feel she is discouraging me.
    she also said i might have some scars in the uterus if i choose to have natural which i did'nt understand.we have 2 weeks time to decide on it as according to her we have to make another booking for c-section.
    your advice and experience has always helped.
    i really hope this time too....
    Thanks for reading and advising.
    I am not sure that it is accurate to say that your baby is "overweight"--also they can't determine weight well while the baby is in the womb. This has been shown over and and over again. There is no precise way to do this at all. Even a baby of a certain length and size will not necessarily weigh what the doctor predicts. My son was 8.1 pounds when he was born (about 3.69 kilos) and he was born the day after his due date so he was not "overdue." He is a very solid little boy--not very fat but very muscular with a good bone structure. Anyway, there were no complications because of his birth even though he might have been on the "bigger side." I would take your doctor's advice with a grain of salt, if you want to try for a natural childbirth and you're educated and prepared for that, go ahead and do it. If you have access, ask for a different opinion on the matter from a doctor who has a good track record with natural childbirth--contact a midwife and read some studies on the subject. You can bring all of this information to your doctor and don't let any scare tactics hamper you. I remember my OBGYN (not the one who was there at my child's birth) was an absolute case of paranoia from the time I walked through her door to confirm my pregnancy. And everything she "feared" turned out to be a bunch of hogwash--and she was a reputable, well-known HK OBGYN who had been in practice for 30 years! Just because they are a doctor does not mean they know everything. And, if it comes down to it, you can have a c-section at the birth if the baby is "too big" (which is rarely the case).

    All the best to you!

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