Not tall but my own mum was only 5ft and I was 11lbs and she had me at home and it was all lovely. I think do what you feel is best. If there's any complications you can always get them rushed to the hospital anyway.
I’m 5 foot and had a 10lb baby lol. He measured 7lbs 4 ounces at 36 weeks. Had to have a c section
Huge babies run in my family (I’m only 5’4)and my midwife has assured me that babies of any size can all come out naturally! My grandmother was 4’11 and got out a 10 lb baby safely 😂 If you’re feeling any anxiety from the docs trying to pressure you, maybe reviewing your birth plan with your midwife/doula could quell any fear and clarify your desires and vision for this birth! ♥️♥️
I think this is wonderful and don't change a thing doctors always trying to go against nature
I’m 5’8 and partner is 6’2 our baby boy was 9lbs 2 oz when he was born and is very tall at 1 month old. I had an emergency c section for other reasons and after seeing how huge he was I was kind of glad he came out the sun roof lol
My friend is not big but she had a big baby like 9 or 10lbs naturally, thry say big babies just push themselves out, my guess is if you are 6ft tall you'd have a big pelvis to accomodate baby, I'm small so I guess ivea small pelvis.
I’m 6ft too. Only 18 weeks though with my first so can’t comment on baby size. I would say that they need to make t clear whether it is just size they are worried about or an actual medical reason. I know they can sometimes pressure women to have inductions for big babies but the NICE guidelines state that size shouldn’t be a reason in and of itself. There is a Facebook group called ‘home birth support group uk’ which has loads of information on there and is super helpful!
I don’t think height has anything really to do with how big baby will be. I’m 5’4” and had all three babies 3 weeks early. They weighed 9.8, 9.13 & 9.15 🤷🏻♀️
I’m 5’8 and my son was 7.4 IBS and 22.5 inches long. Had him natural with no epidural as planned
My second, my son was huge. I am 5’11 and he has and always will be on the 99% for height and weight. I pushed him out so fast, I bruised his poor face. They just had to do blood checks since he was almost 9 lbs. but he’s a happy healthy boy. 1-1/2 now and wears 4T clothes.
I'm 5"11 and my fiance is 6"2 and our baby weighed 7lbs 15.9 oz qt 38 weeks and 2 days!
I mean hey I had a 9.1lb baby natural at the hospital and I’m short (5’1.2”) don’t see why you would have a problem unless your pelvis is too narrow which you won’t know until birth . I had an epidural but I’m sure you’ll be fine if you mentally prepared yourself for a natural birth
I’m 5’11 and didn’t really process that I may have a large baby until now...... 👀
Sorry gurl! 🤗
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I’m 5’9 and my daughter was born at 41 weeks weighing 7.2lb. I ended up having an emergency c section, but that was only because bub was posterior and got stuck coming out the wrong way 😅 the midwife said I wouldn’t have had an issue otherwise!
I’m 6’1 and my son was 9 lbs 1 oz born at exactly 37 weeks due to hypertension and borderline preeclampsia. With a baby that big I personally wouldn’t want to risk anything happening and deliver at the hospital to be safe. But everyone’s different so do whatever you think is best for you and baby.
I’m 5’9”. My baby was 9 lb 4 oz. he was 22 inches long.
I’m 4ft 11 and my little girl was 8lb 3oz when she was born, I had a csection due to a long induction and her heart rate dropping but my midwife was confident I would’ve been able to give birth naturally if I didn’t have those complications
I’m 5’10 and my second child weighed 7lb4oz, so wouldn’t say big at all
I’m 6ft and my husband is 6ft 6, my little girl was born 40+4 at 9lb 2oz. Delivered naturally with gas and air only and was great :) I did have a 3rd degree tear as she came out with her hand next to her head but other than that I had a great labour. Good luck! Xx
I'm 6ft2! My baby was 8lb4. She's very long and narrow bless her!! 😍
I'm only 5,6 and had an 11.8lb baby! I went in for reduced movements and they induced me because of it. I was already in active labour though when I arrived at hospital so they just broke my waters and he arrived 2 hours later 🙈. I'm pretty sure he just couldn't move in there! The midwife said he was the biggest baby she's ever birthed. all natural just gas and Air. I only had a small tear. Good luck mama! X
It was much easier than my first child, he was 7.12lb 6weeks early and that was more dramatic than my second lol. A woman's body is amazing haha. X
Oh my goodness 😩😩😩 I really do tip my hat off to you
I am 5’5’’. I carried both my babies to 41 weeks. They were pretty big. My first 9lbs 7oz and my second 9lbs 8 oz. I delivered both naturally. With my first I had pretty extensive tearing. With my second, not one stitch. I would weigh all the options and talk with your doctor. Ultimately it’s your decision and you need to do what you feel is best for you and your family. Good luck!
I was 38 weeks and I had an 8lbs5oz baby... and I’m only 5’2 lol 😫
And my son is super tall he’s 6 months and 73cm. My brothers are all over 6’5 though.
Congratulations! My baby girl was 10 pounds 4 oz 21 and half inch im 5'5 had to have a c-section.❤
True CPD is very very rare. This is where baby is Too big to pass through the pelvis ischial spines. there is no way to know ahead of time but One red flag is if you are laboring and station never goes past 0 (dilation and effacement numbers will progress but the station doesn’t)
My mum is only 5 foot 4inchs and had me weighing in at 9lb 11oz naturally with zero complications
I’m 5’5 and was 115 pre-pregnancy. My bb was born at 9lbs15oz. I had to get a c-section cuz I had gestational diabetes. If it wasn’t for that, I could’ve gave birth vaginally. But, I know other women who were smaller and had almost 10lb babies vaginally, and they were okay. So, I think you’ll be okay. :)
I’m 5’11, my son was 8lbs 8oz and 21”. They had grossly overestimated him at 12lbs, but had not suggested c section or anything (was already planned for delivery in hospital anyway). At his actual size he was still a chunky monkey and I needed an episiotomy, didn’t tell me the degree of it, so I don’t know. The healing of it sucked. These days they’d rather let you tear. 🤷♀️
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I’m 5’8 which I believe is talk for a woman and I’ve had 2 10+ pound babies naturally - both healthy and perfectly fine. Me also besides tears with both unfortunately but healed up well in a couple weeks
*typo - talk for a woman
I’m 6’0 and my twins were born at 35+1 but measured 6.3lbs and 6.6lbs. They kept double checking to make sure they got my gestation right 😂 I did have a C-Section but that was due to them being twins/ positioning. I would listen to the hospitals advice just to get their perspective. But, don’t let it ultimately change what you want to do and just keep persevering. Best of luck ❤️
I dont know how her actual birth experience was, but my best friend was 10lbs and 24inches at birth and her mom was a relatively small/short woman and they didnt have any complications as far as I'm aware! So I would assume that, generally speaking, your tall self would have an easier time with a birth of a statistically large baby! If that makes sense or is of any help!
I had him with Pitocin and then breaking my water fully. It’s scary but, I don’t remember much except just wanting him out. And Boom, he was there. You can do this!