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Hey there - I went for my midwife app today. I'm just over 25 weeks and the midwife measured my tum - she said baby is measuring as tho 30 to 31 weeks :confused: i have to go for another scan in a few days time...
Has anyone else experienced this? What could be going on? At my last scan at 18 weeks everthing was absolutely normal...
I had this - at 19 weeks I measured 19cm, but at 24 weeks I measured 31cms. I was sent for the diabetes test (came back perfectly normal) and ever since I've just measured a little bit ahead.
Having said that, I had a scan yesterday (almost 34 weeks) and when they measured the baby's head on the u/s, it says it's as big as a 38 weeks bub!!!:eek:
I'm seeing my MW next week, but I'm guessing that I just have a gigantic baby who will tear me from ****hole to breakfast time ..............:laughing:
have you had your gestational diabetes test yet?? I'm a diabetic and always had the threat of a bigger than normal bub hanging over my head.
I have always measured a bit bigger than usual and havnt had an u/s for it but i would say most u/s arnt that accurate my daughter was supposably over 9lbs but only ended up being 7lbs 14oz.Most of the time its just the baby lying in a different position.
hey - no I'm booked in for the glucose test thingy in two weeks time.
Gees ... scary thought of having ginormous elephant sized child first time round :barf:
You wont actually be able to truly tell till bub comes out.....a friend of mine was threatened that she'd have a huge baby and need a c/section for cpd, the OB was convinced it was about 9 or 10 pounds....the baby ended up being 6 1/2 pounds!!
Your baby might just have a big swimming pool.....or it could be the shape of your uterus....
remember, your pelvis is like a gate and will swing wide open for your bub!
As everyone else says I would just wait and see when bub comes out! Measuring and U/S are not acurate at all!:shame:
My first pregnancy measured 2 - 4 weeks bigger at each visit from about 18 weeks or so. I was told that, I too, would be having a rather large baby! As it turned out, he was born 4 weeks, weighing 6pd 13oz. However, he measured 53cm long! So, perhaps you are just having a very long baby?? I'm sure all is fine!
My last bub always measured about 2wks ahead from about 20wks, sizing was pretty well spot on with him (but I had him measured every 3 weeks so the scans were consistant and done by specialist at the maternal fetal medicine unit) He was 3wks early (induced, but not for size) and weighed 7lb 4.5oz which is very large for me, my babies have been around that size at 40wks not 37 :eek: Hate to think how big he would have been at 40wks
No GD either
With DD#2 I was always measuring either 2-3 wks ahead of due date or 2-3 wks behind. Every apt it would differ. The drs told me that 2 drs can never measure the same. They were happy with my 22wk ultrasound and based everything on that (when determining if I should have early c/section (that's another story in it's self).
So I guess through all my dribble I'm trying to say don't worry about the measurement fundal stuff. Take it with a grain of salt. If they were overly concerned they will give you an ultrasound to check on bub's progres which I bet will be fine if you have it and they will say everything is OK. (I know it is easier said that done when told not to stress but please you have nothing to worry about)
I had a huge growth spurt in the middle of my pregnancy and at my 26 wk appointment I measured 30cms. My OB wanted me to get an ultrasound to check everything was ok, which of course totally freaked me out. Turns out everything was completely fine, I had slightly more fluid than normal but nothing to worry about. Since then my measurements have evened out and at my 34wk appoinment I was 33cms.
Throughout my whole pregnancy everyone has said it will be a big baby (everyone has an opinion!), and my OB has scheduled an ultrasound at 37 wks (next week!!) to check the size. If bubs is looking too big they will suggest inducing me early. But personally, I think my baby just likes to do things differently and is growing in it's own time. Babies don't read the books that say they should grow at a cm per week so they don't know they're messing with our heads by being unpredictable. :D
So if I was you i wouldn't worry at all, just enjoy the process.
Everyone, especially family all said how huge I was.
The GP and Ob both said I was having a big baby and she was average at 7 pound 5 so I don't think you can really tell as all type of factors can contribute to the size during pregnancy.
So don't fret:hugs:
Was the MW feeling your baby or did she say that based on your fundal height? Either way it's meaningless. U/s is a notoriously poor way to judge baby size and really, you will only grow a baby perfect for your body to birth! A friend of mine's first bub was about 6lb and she's just had a second one, at home with midwives, beautiful birth, 11lber! Just off 5kgs LOL.
definately do the diabetes test thingy. I was borderline diabetic with both previous pregnancies, and the first was supposed to be a whopper 9 pound or bigger, but turned out to be only 6 pound 7 oz (2.9kg). So stupid me did not really take it all that seriously when they told me the same thing next time around, but then I ended up with a 9 pound 12oz (4.4kg) baby which need a c/s.
For the second one, they did a really tricky scan at the hospital at 32 weeks, since my dates / size ratios were getting more a more out of whack, and they predicted they birth weight within 40g and the length within 0.5cm. Pretty amazing!
Consequently I am really really anxious about this one ... but so far the dates are exactly matching (fingers crossed)
Wow, it looks like no one had a big for date baby since 2006...did they go outta style? After reading all those threads I feel alot better that, at 34 weeks, baby is measuring 2.5 weeks bigger. Having had lots of genetic issues with previous pregnancies, the ultrasound that delivered that news completely freaked me out. My MW and GP both say not to worry but have first appt with OB (first for entire pregnancy) next week to make a plan in case we have to induce - I REALLY DONT WANT TO...I had it once before at 15 weeks and it was not fun at all. Any way, glad I found some other ladies on here who have been given the prognosis of a humungous baby and they turned ou t for the most to be completely fine. YAY :yelclap:
Throughout my 1st preganncy my Fundal Height was always higher than my dates. The MW's consistently wrote BIG BABY on my chart, so at 38 weeks we did a sizing scan and the estimated weight for bub was 10 pound 5 give or take a pound each way.
DS1 was born 11 pound 10 (5.3 kilos). He was not chubby at all and was 61cms long. I did not have GD, however DP and I are both quite tall and solidly built.
Had to have an emergency c-section due to failure to progress and was advised I most likely couldn't have delivered him naturally.
DS2 is due 20th May by c-section and is also measuring large for dates, so I'll wait and see if he can beat my OB's record.
Even if you are measuring larger and end up with a bigger baby (which ever way you deliver) be confident in that fact that they are generally bigger and stronger, with a little extra reserve in case they get ill.
Just keep your receipts for any clothes or nappies purchased as DS1 did not fit in Huggies Newborns and I had to return a heap of 0000 clothing that would never have fit :)
I always measured quite a bit over as well.. turned out that my baby was really long.. she was 63 cm long and 8lb 13oz :)
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