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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeSam View Post
    Can I ask a question? Why do you get another scan? I haven't had one since my morphology and they have said I won't have anymore so have no idea about size etc. should I be asking for another one? (Sorry don't mean to invade thread)
    Often they will do a weight/growth scan if they think the baby looks particularly big or small. It's not standard. Though the OP may also just be talking about a scan at the OB rooms? My OB did one every visit (just a grainy black and white thing, not detailed like the 20 week morph scan)

    OP they said I'd be having a 4kg bub, I was induced at full term due to other reasons and he was 3.7kg. So, close, but scan definitely over estimated. Try not to sweat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeSam View Post
    Can I ask a question? Why do you get another scan? I haven't had one since my morphology and they have said I won't have anymore so have no idea about size etc. should I be asking for another one? (Sorry don't mean to invade thread)
    I only have had one late scan out of 4 pregnancies and it was to check fluid levels because there had been a concern after loosing some.

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    I had a scan at 34 weeks and they told me dd was already 7 pound 1. She was born 4w5d later and was only 6 pound 13. She was however 55cm long. I find the scans are very rarely accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama of 1 View Post
    Had my growth scan 2 days ago at 34+3 and baby was measuring at 2.8kg!!!!! I am wondering if this means I may go early? My first dd was born at 40+3 at 3.3kg the sonographer guestimated the baby could get close to 4.5 if I go over term, anyone have a similar experience I am freaking out about a possible induction or pushing out at huge bub!!!!!!
    I guess as pp have said it can be 50/50. I had a scan at I think 32 weeks pregnant with DS2 and they said he was already over 6lbs. My fundal height was measuring way ahead which prompted them to this scan. He was 10lb 3oz 4 days early.

    DS1 I also had a scan late in the pregnancy and he was measuring ahead and he was 10lb 6oz.

    In saying that my friend was told she was having a big bub and he was only 7lbs something.

    Its a bit of a hit and miss with accuracy.

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    From what I hear the scans aren't very accurate. I don't think because it's big you would necessarily go early.

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    for me the scan was way off.. DD was born at 34 weeks weighing 5lbs 15oz, a scan the day before I had her said she was 3lbs and would need the NICU .... when she was born , the weighed her 2x as they couldn't believe how heavy she was and she didn't need the NICU.

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    Both my babies were born at 41 weeks. First was 3.7kg and second was 4.9kg. The second was a much easier birth.

    I would not agree to an induction for a suspected big baby. Induction makes it harder for babies to get in the positions that they need to, and it is this that leads to difficult births and greater intervention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeSam View Post
    Can I ask a question? Why do you get another scan? I haven't had one since my morphology and they have said I won't have anymore so have no idea about size etc. should I be asking for another one? (Sorry don't mean to invade thread)
    With DS I just had extra grainy black & white scans in my ob's office. She did them as she liked to see how baby was positioned & progressing. With this pregnancy I'm having extra growth scans because of developing pre-eclampsia & HELLP with DS. They are the proper in detail scans at a scanning place & check blood flow, size etc.

    OP I don't think the sizes given at the growth scans are incredibly accurate. With DS I was told I was having a "huge baby", probably going to be over 10pds. He was born 37w+0 due to HELLP syndrome & weighed 3.14kg (6pd 11oz?).

    After my 28wk growth scan I was told DD is in the normal size range then 4 days later I had another growth scan (during a urgent scan checking for gallstones) and was told she's a very big baby. Her estimated weight went from 2pd 8oz to 3pd 10oz in 4 days but I hadn't put on any extra weight between the scans, so am a little confused. I guess we'll see how accurate they are when she arrives in a few weeks.

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    My first ds was 3.8kgs and I had a difficult time birthing so ds2's growth was monitored closely in the later months and I was enduced at 37 weeks as it was likely he was going to be as big as ds1. I had a quick easy labour. They estimated his weight spot on! He was exactly the weight they estimated in the scan the week before.

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    DS2 measured 5kgs the week before I had him at 39+1 via CS. He came out 4.38kgs, even though I was in pure agony (he was SO big for my little body) he didn't come early! I thought he would as I was struggling so much from about 25 weeks.


 

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