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    Default Elective c section/babies weight!

    Okay so I'm going in for c section on the 13th will be 39 weeks and baby has always been on the smaller side
    Measuring at 34 weeks 1.9 kilos
    Then at 36 weeks 2.2 kilos
    So basically what I'm asking is has anyone had a baby at 2.2 kilos at 36 weeks and when they came out at nearly 39 weeks were they over 2.5 kilos do you think she will be over 2.5 kilos at 39 weeks by the looks of how much she has put on over the weeks or do you think she will be under and need to go to care? Have another scan on Friday and will be 38 weeks to see what weight she is then but I can't get my mind at rest not knowing until then any advice or help would be great
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    Babies usually put on about 250-300g per week in the last few weeks (from memory)... Going by your numbers, even at 150g per week your bub would be about 2.75kg or bigger at 39 weeks, unless there is an underlying reason as to why you are having growth scans or are worried about it, I wouldn't rely too much on the scan for the purpose of measuring weight, they can be notoriously inaccurate... If you are really worried, talk to your OBGYN.

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    PS: my bub measured about 2kg (or thereabouts) at my 34w scan. I had a healthy 3.1kg girl by c-section at 38w.

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    My bub was 2kg at 32 weeks and was born weighting 2.5kg at 38 weeks. She didn't need any special care at all.

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    Same as kimnus DD2 was born at 38 weeks weighing 2.5kg she didn't need any special care and came home under 2 days later. She was born via c-section at 38 weeks due to no growth and was tipped to be a lot smaller. Scans aren't always accurate so please don't be too concerned.

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    I was induced at 38+3 (i think) DD was 2.998kg and perfect, had no issues at all and took to breastfeeding like a duck to water despite having a tongue tie.

    I was induced with her due to poor growth, decreasing movement and low fluid, and because she was quite small after having a gigantor 4.37kg DS!!

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    My friend was measuring to be on track for a 3kg full term weight at 36 weeks. When her boy was born he was 4.25kg - OB nearly fell over! They do serious growing towards the end and the scans aren't always accurate.

    Enjoy the final weeks of your pregnancy and stop worrying. Worrying won't change anything and can be upsetting for you and not the best for Bub. Instead do lots of relaxing, sleep as much as you can and think positive and wonderful thoughts about how amazing your future will be once your bubba arrives.

    Good luck over the next few weeks!

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    Went for my scan and she's weighing at 2.55 kilos..... Was worried for nothing if all else is well thanks everyone for the replies 3 days and one night to go :-)


 

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