So I had a growth scan tonight and bubs is measuring 5.7kg or 12lbs, I'm 39+3 - do you think the mercy in Melbourne (public patient) will give me a c section because of the size or will I be forced to try it naturally first?
I'm really scared.......... I see the dr tomorrow and am hoping they rush me through, I don't want bubs to grow anymore
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31-05-2012 20:54 #1
Baby measuring 12lbs - will I be refused a c section at the mercy Melbourne?
31-05-2012 20:55 #2
Growth scans are rarely accurate. Seems like it would be way off for bub to be weighing that much. Do you have GD?
31-05-2012 20:58 #3
No I don't, but I have a feeling that I do because I vomited the mixture up and they did the test anyway, I had glucose in my urine last appointment and have been measuring 3 weeks ahead for the last 3 months - just to look at I am massive, so I don't know I they are really that wrong....
31-05-2012 21:00 #4Senior Member
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Can they test you for gd again? Sorry no experience with this but that sounds unusual. Not many babies are that big I don't think.. I know a young girl here who birthed an eleven pound baby naturally but.. you still have a while to go so yes the baby could grow more.. however those scans are definitely famously wrong!
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31-05-2012 21:06 #5Senior Member
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Why are you having a growth scan so close to your due date? Most people I know who have had a really big baby or looks like they are going to have been induced or c-section before their due date. Not that they've had ones that big.
Hope you get some answers soon, fingers crossed it's inaccurate!
31-05-2012 21:08 #6
Whatever the outcome is - I wish you the best of luck.
Sounds as though you better stock up on the size 00 clothes!!!
31-05-2012 21:16 #7
31-05-2012 21:17 #8
Thanks everyone - very interested to see what the dr says tomorrow.
31-05-2012 21:37 #9-
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Wow, would like to know the real weight when bubs arrives. I doubt he/she would be 12 pounds though. I do believe scans are inaccurate. They were VERY inaccurate with my growth scan, which was lucky in this case. The lady who did the scan said it could be 500gr more or less of the weight she gave me. It was either going to be 2kg or 3kg and in this case bubs was 3kg (thank God).
So there was a 500gr variable. Seeing as your bub is a lot bigger, the room for error would be larger than 500gr as well. I hope for your sake anyway
31-05-2012 21:58 #10
Good luck my scan was accurate (to the pound).
Unless there is a medical condition or you go private, then they push (no pun intended) for natural birth.
I'm sure there are some lovely hubbers who can offer advice on getting through it.
Personally, I'd be taking all the drugs they have and hoping for the best. Last I heard they don't give medals anymore :-D
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