So I had a check up today at 38+3. everything is going fine and normal, BP sugars, proteins, etc. all good. I have no GD, no prev pregnancies, am 30, healthy, if slightly obese.
my last scan at 36 weeks showed an estimated weight of 3.1kg or 6.8lbs. Apparently this is slightly above average. Head circ and length spot on average.
So anyway my next appt, in 7 days, the Dr wants to schedule an Induction at 40+10, as she thinks the baby is a bit fat, and doesn't think I should be allowed to go too far overdue.
Now the last Dr I saw told me these estimates are only 15% accurate!
I told this Dr I didn't want to be induced, and she said yes of course it's my decision but at the end of the day they will advise what is best for the baby, and that the placenta doesn't work as well after 40+10.
So I'm thinking about it now and I'm a bit confused. I know, I need to ask the Dr these things, just thought I'd put it on here first in case I am missing something.
1.Why schedule interference on 15% accuracy?
2. is the 40 +10 the cut off due to placenta performance drop or because they don't want my baby to get too big?
3. 3.1kg at 36 weeks doesn't seem very big to me! What do you think the weight would be by 40 weeks based on this estimate? Is this big for 36 weeks?
thanks for your thoughts