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Under weight baby due soon.
A friend's baby is due late July but has been told that it is under weight and in the danger zone. What are the dangers and would an early ceserian be on the cards?
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bbies who are born before they should be often have problems with their lungs, which aren't fully developed. They dot get a sucking reflex till late on in pregnancy, so there might be trouble with feeding too (might need to be tube fed). As for the caesarian, it will depend on if the baby is small but happy, or small and struggling. If it is small but still growing they will leave it inside. If it has stopped growing it will depend on why initially, but also what gestational age it has grown to
My daughter had a baby that was with insufficient fluid and he was delivered in February a couple of years ago rather than March. He was 4 pounds when he was delivered by caesarian on a routine check up, much to her surprise! He is absolutely fine now and a lovely two year old. He was of course kept in hospital until he was ready to go home.
I never believe in this weight guessing before the baby arrives. i was told my baby was of an average weight then when she was 4Lb 14oz and extremely poorly. we were expecting a healthy 7lb with no prblems so look how wrong they can be sometimes. hopefully they have it wrong in your friends case and she has the complete opposite senario, a healthy well weighted child!