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    Default Apparently baby is in the 90th percentile!

    Hi,
    Had an ultrasound at 34 weeks to check my placenta location which was fine! And they also did a growth check.
    Apparently baby is in the 90th percentile. In not really surprised since my husband is 6 foot 3!
    The doctor told he if I was little he'd be booking in a cesarean, but I'm not really short either and am for once glad of my wide hips! :P
    Just wondering how accurate those scans are and if anyone has any stories where they managed to give birth naturally to a big baby?
    Doctor and I had a brief discussion about shoulder dyspacia (not sure if that's the right word?) but he didn't seem too concerned. Surprsingly my fundal measurements are spot on!

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    I had a scan at 34 weeks and DS measured in the 90 something percentile.
    He was born 5 days past due and weighed 9lb 4oz or 4.2kg.

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    I would suggest you have a read of this:

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/0...accurate/?_r=0

    http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/01/baby...bly-a-lie.html

    On a personal note, I found that my 4.2 kg child with a large head circumference (39.5cm) was much harder to birth than my 4.5kg baby with a 36cm head circumference. Position also comes into play - my 4.5kg baby had optimal positioning. I had a very quick labour and she was born within minutes of me arriving at the hospital.
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    I think they're accurate. I had a scan days before I had DS2 and it said 4.39kg. He was 4.7kg at birth at 38+2wks. He was an elective csec as my beautiful little DD was 4.38kg and was a shoulder dystocia delivery and and she now has permanent arm injury. My csec was the easiest recovery after 2 vaginal deliveries.

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    Eek. I have gestational diabetes and I had a growth scan on Monday, and bubs was measuring in the 82 percentile. I have another at 36 weeks and hope she doesn't end up getting too much bigger. DD2 was 3.9kg at birth aaarrgh lol.

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    I didn't find them at all accurate for my two. DS was apparently measuring exactly to dates and he was just shy of 10 pounds. They told me DD was another big baby and she ended up on the 15th percentile. They may generally be accurate but I wouldn't take them as gospel.
    FTR, I ended up with a Caesarian with DS but it had nothing to do with his size- he came down at an odd angle and got stuck (despite being a pinhead- large body, average sized head) and distressed.

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    They can be accurate, or they can be way off. Unless you have gestational diabetes, it's extremely rare for a woman's body to grow a baby bigger than what that woman can birth...so don't worry about size, the most important part of birth is having a baby that gets him/herself in to the optimal birthing position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    They can be accurate, or they can be way off. Unless you have gestational diabetes, it's extremely rare for a woman's body to grow a baby bigger than what that woman can birth...so don't worry about size, the most important part of birth is having a baby that gets him/herself in to the optimal birthing position.
    This!!

    I've had 3 decent sized babies and all in the 90% range.

    #1 @ 41wks 4kg. #2@38wks 3.5kg and #3@40wks 4.5kg.

    First bub birth was complicated as I had an epi and she got stuck. The other two were textbook and easy as I was mobile. All three had HC of 36-38cm.

    Optimal positioning is much more important. Stay off your back. Standing, squatting, kneeling are the best ways to birth a big baby.

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    Only 1 big bag here nearly 4.5 kgs. All the others were 3.6 to 3.8.
    My big one was one of my easiest births. Straight forward vaginal birth. No complications.

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    I had growth scans in my last weeks of pregnancy with DD3 due to previous shoulder dystocia with DS (just over 4kgs). The scans put DD in the 15th percentile, she was born weighing 3.8kg, the tiny clothes I took to hospital didn't fit. Out of instinct I birthed in an all fours position which the midwife told me after was the best position to make room for the shoulders. DS was birthed on my back after I got to tired of being mobile.


 

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