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    They were pretty spot on with both ds2 and ds3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violet85 View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm not worried about my as long as Bubs is okay.
    I'm in SA. Does anyone know if I can request a cesarean in the public system?
    No, you can't. I wanted to do so but ended up birthing vaginally. Everyone (scan tech, GP, midwives, hospital doctors) told me how massive my baby was and how he was going to be 10 pounds and to prepare myself.

    It gave me huge anxiety to the point of me shutting down and not facing the prospect of giving birth, skipping my prenatal classes etc. I was woefully uneducated.

    And then he was 3.42 kilos. So I don't place a lot of stock in that information and don't really see the point of giving it :-)

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    My ob said that growth scans can be out by +/- 10 or 15% (can't remember which) so there is a generous leeway I believe. I don't think that potential size is the main indicator of a potentially 'difficult' birth. Lots of people with 'small' babies have difficult births and plenty of people with 'large' babies have 'easy' births so I think there are a lot of factors involved. Speak with your whole care team and get a picture of any risks and if they're at all concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violet85 View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm not worried about my as long as Bubs is okay.
    I'm in SA. Does anyone know if I can request a cesarean in the public system?
    They'll generally offer you one if they're worried about baby's size.

    Usually once they're hitting the 4.5kg mark they'll talking about an elective caesarean.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm not worried about my as long as Bubs is okay.
    I'm in SA. Does anyone know if I can request a cesarean in the public system?
    Yes, you can. I requested one when in shared care at the Women's and was granted it by the obstetrician who saw me. I signed the forms there and then and he told me to pick a date. So I did. I rocked up on the date, got prepped, whipped baby out and that was that. It was quick and ******lined. The staff were fantastic and when the surgeon asked me if I wanted a knot tied in it (tubal ligation), I cried "YES!" and she started singing "The First Cut is the Deepest". I was in..um..stitches!

    Anyhoo, don't listen to the midwives. They were saying to me no, no, no you can't. They're not the ones who make the decisions though (thank God).

    In terms of the predicted size of my baby, they were spot on.

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    Default Apparently baby is in the 90th percentile!

    I haven't read the other responses but I wouldn't worry. 90th percentile is high but not that high. My DS1 was in the 95th percentile, and they estimated 4kg. He ended up being 3.92kg so they were spot on. The birth was simple and straightforward.

    I think the position of the baby matters more than the size.

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    I think the growth scans are quite dependent on the skill of the technician. I had a senior ob do mine and predicted bub was 4.8kg (I was full term).. I then saw my ob (I think I may have been in tears at this point!! and he calmed me down and reassured me that I would be able to do this. 4 days later I had a one hour, natural birth. And she was exactly 4.8kg!! Try not to stress too much but keep talking to your health professionals and trust that your body can do this.

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    They told me for both of mine that they would be in the 10th percentile,
    and they were both spot on 50th percentile. They told my sister she was having a big baby and even induced her before due date, he was average too!
    About big babies, I was a 4kg bubba and my mum said I was the easiest to birth!

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    Scans in our family are accurate ,dd was gaining a day a week in size from 30 weeks because of medical problems and spine issues i have she was induced at 38+6 and was big.as expected she was 8lb6oz so big for my problems and a vb but got there. When my mum was having my brother they estimated him about 10lbs at 8 months and ignored my mums request for a c section or analgesia (28 yrs ago) he was born 13+pound. Hoping current one isn't too much bigger then dd

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    For me the scan was correct with a big baby. I had a scan around 36wks to confirm ds was breech. It was estimated he was already measuring 3.5kg which would have been pretty spot on. He was a booked cs (due to footling breech) at 38+2 and was 3.98kg.


 

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