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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31-10-2013 00:27 #11
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31-10-2013 01:30 #13
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.
31-10-2013 06:08 #14
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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31-10-2013 06:37 #15
From what I hear the scans aren't very accurate. I don't think because it's big you would necessarily go early.
31-10-2013 06:48 #16Senior Member
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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.
31-10-2013 07:11 #17Senior Member
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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.
31-10-2013 14:46 #18Senior Member
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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.
31-10-2013 14:54 #19
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.
31-10-2013 15:16 #20
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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