Your birth weight and time?

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    Dec 30, 2014 5:09 AM GMT
    Do you know if you were born on time, premature or over due?
    What was your birth weight?

    This should be interesting to see the generational shift in normal weight for new born baby boys


    I was 2 weeks premature and weighed 6 lbs, 2 oz in the mid 1960's
  • Jeneral

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    Dec 30, 2014 5:16 AM GMT
    I was suppose to be an ulcer. My mother was 45 years old and my father 48. My sister was 29 years old and my brother was 17 years; so my parents didn't think they could have any more children.

    I was two weeks late-and weighed 5.25 pounds.
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    Dec 30, 2014 5:26 AM GMT
    This was easier than expending undue effort* to go look up my birth certificate.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3219436/

    In the United States, mean birth weight increased during the second half of the 20th century, continuing through the 1990s.1–4 Similar trends occurred in Canada,5–7 the United Kingdom,8–10 Scandinavia,11–13 and Japan.14 More recently, U.S. national surveillance data suggest that this upward trend in mean birth weight is reversing.15
    METHODS

    We used data from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics for 36,827,828 singleton neonates born at 37–41 weeks of gestation, 1990–2005. We examined trends in birth weight, birth weight for gestational age, large and small for gestational age, and gestational length in the overall population and in a low-risk subgroup defined by maternal age, race or ethnicity, education, marital status, smoking, gestational weight gain, delivery route, and obstetric care characteristics.

    RESULTS

    In 2005, compared with 1990, we observed decreases in birth weight (−52 g in the overall population, −79 g in a homogenous low-risk subgroup) and large for gestational age birth (−1.4% overall, −2.2% in the homogenous subgroup) that were steeper after 1999 and persisted in regression analyses adjusted for maternal and neonate characteristics, gestational length, cesarean delivery, and induction of labor. Decreases in mean gestational length (−0.34 weeks overall) were similar regardless of route of delivery or induction of labor.

    *i.e. putting down my drink and getting off my ass
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    Dec 30, 2014 5:46 AM GMT
    I, of course, arrived punctually.

    Both of my parents were premature babies, born during the depression, and had ludicrously low birth weights. Which would again require me to put down my drink and get off my ass to look up. But I read them earlier this year and was shocked. Like barely three pounds or something.

    My Great-Grandma never got tired of telling this story: (It starts to lose it's charm after the first 200 times you hear it.) My Dad was basically a miscarriage. The doctor was very concerned about my Grandma's condition, due to blood-loss, and didn't even really consider that Dad might be viable. The little bundle was handed to my Great-Grandma who was told to take it home and bury it when it stopped breathing. So she took it home and put it in a shoe-box. And set the box on the open oven door of the old wood-burning kitchen range. And gave him a rag soaked in milk to suck on. And he never did stop breathing.

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    Dec 30, 2014 8:34 AM GMT
    According to this CDC chart from the year 2000, birth weight for boys goes from 5.5 lbs to just under 10 lbs with a 50th percentile just under 8 lbs.

    18% of US baby boys born appear to have a 'low birth weight' since they fall under the norm. (5.4 lbs -7 lbs).
    75% of US baby boys born appear to have a 'normal birth weight' (7 lbs - 8.4 lbs)
    7 % of US baby boys born appear to have a 'high birth weight' since they fall over the norm. (8.4 lbs - 9.8 lbs)

    I just wonder if this correlates with adult, by the age of 18 (post puberty), not counting birth length or genetics

    'skinny men' (low birth weight)
    'normal men' (normal birth weight)
    'overweight men' (high birth weight)

    CDC Growth Charts: United States
    http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1/chart01.pdf
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    Dec 30, 2014 9:26 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidI, of course, arrived punctually.

    Both of my parents were premature babies, born during the depression, and had ludicrously low birth weights. Which would again require me to put down my drink and get off my ass to look up. But I read them earlier this year and was shocked. Like barely three pounds or something.

    My Great-Grandma never got tired of telling this story: (It starts to lose it's charm after the first 200 times you hear it.) My Dad was basically a miscarriage. The doctor was very concerned about my Grandma's condition, due to blood-loss, and didn't even really consider that Dad might be viable. The little bundle was handed to my Great-Grandma who was told to take it home and bury it when it stopped breathing. So she took it home and put it in a shoe-box. And set the box on the open oven door of the old wood-burning kitchen range. And gave him a rag soaked in milk to suck on. And he never did stop breathing.



    Wow, that is quite the story. Preemies during that time period would have certainly passed away due to lack of medical knowledge and technology of care. You were supposed to be here with something to contribute, everything happens for a reason icon_wink.gif

    Does your birth weight match the CDC chart above?
  • Orland23

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    Dec 30, 2014 9:43 AM GMT
    I was born a week before the due date, via c-section because my mother had high blood pressure from eating a ton of cakes/sweets.

    I was born @ 6:01 pm and weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces.
  • Apparition

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    Dec 31, 2014 5:28 AM GMT
    9lb4oz week late ass first. Ouch
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    Dec 31, 2014 6:51 AM GMT
    Well, that information isn't actually on the birth certificates. It would only be in the photo albums with the baby pictures, which are probably still on the shelf down in the old farm house. If the mice haven't eaten them. (I came across Mom's (3 lbs, 0 oz) in one of my Great-Aunt's teenage scrapbooks.)

    I'm a bit surprised that birth weights have been declining since 1990. I thought it was going the other way. icon_confused.gif I wonder if it has something to do with immigration? Or the rise of the notion that stopping at McDonalds is an acceptable meal? It didn't correlate with anything that the CDC had in their database.

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    Dec 31, 2014 7:13 AM GMT
    Apparition said9lb4oz week late ass first. Ouch


    You was a Bigggg baby, you put your mums through hell icon_razz.gif

    Did you have a adult weight problem but a above average size cock? Im trying to establish correlation
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    Jan 04, 2015 3:30 PM GMT
    4 pounds and 10 ounces.

    Born 2 days late.