Growth Scans

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  1. Cheryl19

    Cheryl19 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious as to how accurate growth scans are?
    Iv just had a 32 week one n my lil lady is showing at 4lbs 7oz
     
  2. twinkle90

    twinkle90 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure tbh. I had one on Wednesday and the baby's head showed 38 weeks. I think it was a thigh bone that showed 34 weeks and something else at 33 weeks. Saw a consultant afterwards and he said the baby's growth had slowed down. So nerd another scan in a couple of weeks xx
     
  3. Ella1979

    Ella1979 Well-Known Member

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    I think they're a bit hit and miss to be honest with regard to estimated weight. I had one a day before I had my daughter by C-section and was told she'd be roughly 4lb 9oz - when she was weighed the following day she was 3lb 11oz.
     
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    Carla81 Well-Known Member

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    I had a growth scan at 38 wks due to gd. Estimated him at 7lb 10oz - he was born at 39+4 so 11 days later weighing 7lb 12.5ozs so mine was pretty spot on. But i have heard that scans can be quite out in some cases x
     
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    I had 2 growth scans with my LB..
    Cant remember the measurements or est weight on the 1st scan, was at 33wks i think.

    But he had another at 36+3...

    His weight at this scan was est at 7lb 5oz from the following:
    BPD 39+6
    HC 37+6
    AC 38+5
    FL 39+3

    He arrived 41+3 10 days overdue weighing 9lb 9.5oz
     
  6. Pumpkin9

    Pumpkin9 Well-Known Member

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    My doctors have told me there is a 10% discrepancy either way but I have also read this can be as much as 20%.

    I've had 2 growth scans so far and am having a third in Monday. It's obviously quite a tricky thing and can depend on the skill of the sonographer as well as babies position at the time.
     
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    Wilson28 Well-Known Member

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    I had one at 35wks and they said he was 8'14 7wks later he came out he was 8'7 xx
     
  8. Cheryl19

    Cheryl19 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply ladies ��
    Im not going to get my hope up for a chubby baby now then haha my previous 3 have all been under 8lbs and i thought was abit big for this baby to be 4lb 7oz at 32 weeks!

    Ahhh i guess only time will tell :p
     
  9. MrsW84

    MrsW84 Well-Known Member

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    I thought 4lbs at 33 weeks was fairly normal ?
     
  10. MrsW84

    MrsW84 Well-Known Member

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    32 weeks I meant sorry
     
  11. Cheryl19

    Cheryl19 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but all my babies have been small, i had my last baby at 34 weeks and he was only 4lb 2oz x
     
  12. Lols82

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    It was pretty accurate for one of my twins but my other was a good bit less than had been charted. Don't completely take it as it says.
     

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