Estimated Birth Weight

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  1. kittykitchn

    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question... but I now have an estimate weight for baby, is there a way of finding out/calculating what the birth weight may be?
     
  2. flexilexi394

    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    I know they can estimate it at scans... Don't have a clue at estimating it as in a calculation though! The last few weeks seems to be when the babies slap on the lbs... My friends baby's estimated birth weight was 5lbs and she had an 8 pounder! Xx
     
  3. kittykitchn

    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

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    I said to her if she could give me an estimated birth weight and she said I'd have to check my growth chart as it's not something they can provide (odd). But unless I'm being completely ditzy, I don't see a way of calculating it!
     
  4. Jojo84

    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    Your growth chart should have a curve on it, you just follow the drive you're currently on to duedate... I believe that (unless someone would care to correct me) that from 30
    Weeks baby puts on roughly half a pound a week.

    My son was estimated to be 9lbs... He was 7lbs 11 oz
    My daughter is estimated to be around 7 and ha half pounds (at 39 weeks which is when I'm
    Having her) full term and around 8lbs duedate rising to 9lbs at 42 weeks. So seems about right.
     
  5. Blueclass

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    Yes you need to look at your growth chart and follow the line. They reckon my baby will be 7 and a half if she continues to follow the normal growth pattern which so fat she is.x
     
  6. Rose83

    Rose83 Well-Known Member

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    I had a growth scan two weeks ago which estimated baby at 8lbs 5 at that point. The half a pound a week thing is generally accepted so I'm expected to be producing a boy close to 10lb!!! I'm being induced tomorrow so we shall soon know! X
     
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    Ouch! Good luck xx
     
  8. kittykitchn

    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

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    I had MW today and bump is measuring off the scale, at least 2 weeks ahead. Need to go back in 2 weeks and then onto a growth scan. I knew bump was big!
     
  9. Blueclass

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    Two weeks seems ages away. I'm sure everything will be okay be she just a big baby are you or your husband tall?x
     
  10. kittykitchn

    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

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    My whole family are pretty short, he's 6'2 and the rest of the males in his are all over 6ft xx
     
  11. Blueclass

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    Could it be that's she is long? My husband 6.1 and apparently a really long baby. X
     
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    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

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    You know the only thing she measured small on is femur length lol, so probably not very tall!
     
  13. Blueclass

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    Oh ok sorry I'm useless then. Hopefully the growth scan will give you more answers and maybe she just growing a little fast and she could come 2 weeks earlier x
     
  14. heatheror12

    heatheror12 Well-Known Member

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    If you look at the right had side of the chart there is weight measure in grams (there was on my 2nd son didn't think to look 1st time) and you can convert that to lbs. My 2nd son was estimated to be 9lb 14oz but was born day after due date at 8lb 1oz. So it really is just a fide I guess x
     
  15. Lolie14

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    I had scans every two weeks after 28weeks due to GD and other issues. I was told baby would be roughly 8 1/2 lbs but she came at 37 weeks and was a tiddy 6lb 3

    I was told they put on 1/2lb every week once passed 30 weeks I think it was.
     

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