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    Default Measuring 3 weeks ahead...now what???

    I had my growth scan yesterday and Im measuring 3 weeks ahead baby is aprox 7lb 3oz, I said to her ohhhh look at his tiny feet and she goes "theres nothing tiny about this baby" LOL!! He also apparently has hair and chubby cheeks, anyway, that makes me measuring in at 38 weeks, does that mean my C-Section will be moved forward a week or so earlier?
    I see my OB today but just curious to know what happened with anyone else measuring this big with or without a GD baby.

    Im booked in for the 16th October, but the ultrasound lady mentioned my OB may book me in at 37 weeks.

    Its not the outcome we were hoping for as I was told if he is too big I wont be able to birth at my chosen hospital because its teeny tiny and has no SCN and apparently GD babies often need SCN.

    Im so massive and so uncomfortable so I wouldnt argue the matter!

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    Here is an article about why being at least 39 weeks is important for you baby http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnanc...st39weeks.html

    Honestly your having a c/s anyway I would be pushing for as close to term as possible remembering scans this late in pregnancy can be up to 1lb out. Please do your baby a favour and leave them to finish baking as long as possible it's so important!

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    I dont need a lecture on how long the baby needs to be in there, that wasnt my question, thanks anyway!!

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    They don't usually move c-sections earlier due to size, but your OB may depending on so many different variables. Sorry, can't say for sure since your OB will weigh up all the pro's and cons of delivering even earlier.

    I wouldn't worry too much about growth scans, they are notoriously incorrect. At my 37 week scan Bub was measuring 41 weeks, my OB isn't worried. She would rather Bub bake for as long as possible

    Good luck, I hope your appointment goes well.

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    I dont need a lecture on how long the baby needs to be in there, that wasnt my question, thanks anyway!!
    The point of me posting that was that babies in the last few weeks are doing more than putting down crucial layers of fat they are still developing. If your baby is going to be larger than average and you go for an earlier cs you might get a smaller baby but one that requires scn for breathing or temp issues. Unless you have a pre existing condition which would casue your baby to grow bigger than they otherwise would I would be waiting until at least 39 weeks for this reason. I measured 3 weeks ahead with #1 and #2 and nothing was done either time, they were both born spontaneously with perfectly fine APGAR scores and never required any special care.

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    I had growth scan with DD2 and was told bub was measuring ahead and would be a big baby. She was born after 41 weeks and was only 7lb11oz, not big at all.
    Growth scans are often inaccurate, which is worth considering.

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    I don't really have much advice but just wanted to add to the whole 'growth scans are unreliable' argument, but swinging the other way.

    DS was measuring 7pound at 40+5.
    Three days later he was born at 9pound 6ounces.

    Yes they are notoriously incorrect, but they can also be quite close.

    Dismissing someone's concerns and questions just because your experience was different, is not a nice or helpful thing to do.

    Op my ob has said if this bub gets too big they will take him out earlier but that is based on previous c-section and possible complications from a large baby.

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    Hopefully not.... other people have already posted about the risks/benefits of having an earlier c-section along with the unreliability of scans. Also really wish sonographers would stop making comments that aren't part of their job (like saying you'll have an earlier c-section). There are way too many stories on this forum of people being being misinformed by sonographers and getting very upset by it.

    You're having a planned c-section, so theres going to be no need to worry about shoulder dystocia/birthing a larger baby vaginally.

    I'd be wanting to be at a hospital with a SCN because if they take bub out early due to his size, then there could be problems with lung maturity etc which you will need a SCN for management of. GDM babies will need regular blood sugar testing, and if they have levels too low will require admission to SCN.

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    I think anyone has dismissed the op's concerns

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    Do you have GD op?


 

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