Doctors told me my baby would weigh 8lbs – I couldn’t believe how wrong they were, I pushed for four hours & he was huge | The Sun
A WOMAN has revealed that doctors told her that her newborn son would weigh 8lbs at birth, but she had a huge shock when he arrived.
Young mum Britt Brewer, who posts on TikTok under the username @brittbrewer01, took to the video sharing platform to open up about her big baby.
She explained that she was left gobsmacked when her son arrived and was much bigger than predicted.
She posted her video with the caption ‘My big boy 🥰❤️ So glad they underestimated though 😂’
She said: “Getting told my baby would probably be around seven, maybe eight pounds at the end of pregnancy.”
Britt shared an image of her wearing a pair of colourful gym leggings, as she showed off her large baby bump.
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Seconds later, the mum shared a picture of her newborn son, straight after he was born.
She confirmed that her baby was much larger than midwives had predicted and in fact weighed 10lbs and was 22.5inches long.
Britt confirmed that she had a vaginal birth to deliver her son and despite his size, “he actually fit [in] newborn [clothes] for the first few weeks.”
She explained that her son arrived two weeks later than his due date, at 41 weeks and 4 days, and she was pushing for four hours to get him out.
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She continued: “I delivered vaginally, but it was a longgg process and I pushed for almost 4 hours.
“I’m doing good at 4 weeks postpartum.
“But the first 2 weeks were tough.”
Britt’s video has clearly shocked many, as it has quickly gone viral and has amassed a whopping 1.9million views.
It has 49.4k likes, 342 comments and 851 shares.
Many other parents revealed that their baby’s were also much larger than midwives had predicted.
One person said: “They told me mine would be a heavy 6lbs or light 7 2 days before birth. She was nearly 9lbs born on due date….”
Another added: “Girl same, they told me my son would be around 6 pounds but no he was 8 pounds 3oz.”
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A third commented: “I had the same thing. Mine was 11 pounds 10.6 ounces and they said ohhh 8 or 9.”
Whilst someone else revealed: "They told me my first baby was 10 lbs and then he ended up being 12 lbs 2.5 oz, my second boy they said 11 lbs he was 13 lbs 8 oz 😂"
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