My Birth Story – Very Large Baby Successfully Delivered

My Birth Story – Very Large Baby Successfully Delivered

Let me just start by saying yes I birthed a 11lb 4oz baby, no I did not have gestational diabetes, and yes I delivered him vaginally.  Now that that is out of the way let’s go back a little bit. When I was 19 years old I had my daughter. She was born at 41 weeks, at 8lbs 12oz.  I delivered her naturally. Was in labor for roughly 7 hours, pushed three times and she was out. I had a second degree tear from an episiotomy, but besides that it was a very easy labor.  

Ten years later, at 29 I was now pregnant again. This time with a little boy.  I went to an OBGYN practice that had a lot of different doctors within the practice.  As a result of this they wanted you to try and see all the doctors within the practice so you would know whomever was going to be on call if you went into spontaneous labor.  This was new to me, the doctor that delivered my daughter was his own practice, he was in an office by himself, it was him at every appointment and him at the delivery even at midnight.  Since this was my second pregnancy though I figured I knew kind of what to expect so I didn’t mind seeing different doctors. Now though after this experience I would stick with going and seeing my one and only doctor if I could have. 

Each visit I went to I was seeing a different doctor.  First trimester I didn’t have very many symptoms, a tad nauseous and tired but no crazy morning sickness or anything.  I was measuring a little big and every time I would see a doctor they would ask me how big my first child was, when I would say 8lbs 12oz, they would say oh yep tracking to have a big baby again.  Once into my second trimester my energy came back enough for me to even take a vacation to Disney World. During my second trimester was the last appointment I had with my regular OB doctor. After this I saw a different doctor every week. 

When I went in for my first gestational diabetes test I failed by 3 points.  How infuriating. When I went back for the three hour test where you get b