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Above Average Baby

San Francisco, CA

I'm currently 27 weeks pregnant with my second child. My doctor said that my baby is well above average in size however I haven't gained a ridiculous amount of weight this time around. I would say that my weight gain has been average. What can I do so that my baby isn't so big that I will have trouble with a natural birth? My provider didn't give me any tips and at the time I didn't say anything b/c I didn't think it was that big of a deal. However, the more I think about it, the more I'm becoming concerned.

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Twin Pregnancy

Houston, TX

I am 9 weeks along and just found out yesterday that we are expecting twins, completely out of the blue, twins. Ok, well my doctors ultrasound machine is from the ice age and the picture quality was pretty bad, but there was definitely 2 little dark sacs with 2 little white blobs and 2 little heartbeats. Well, the doctor says he's not necessarily concerned, but he is sending me to the hospital for a better quality ultrasound because it appears that one of the babies is slightly smaller than the other. So, the ultrasound is not until next Friday afternoon and in the meantime we're kinda freaking out!!! Is this something that's fairly common or should we be worried? I'm really getting used to the idea of twins.

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