My baby is a big one

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by ella, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. ella

    ella Well-Known Member

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    I had a scan yesterday and the baby apparently weighs 6lbs 3 approx already :shock: :shock:, bubs weighed 3lbs 9 four weeks ago(- that was some growth spurt) , Dr said baby will be about 8 or 9 pounds maybe even 10 :shakehead:, my friends baby was big like that and she was induced at 38 weeks - I did ask him but he said no, your better going yourself blah blah

    Im not going to get worried about it though I just figure you could walk out of the hospital hearing a lot worse :lol:
     
  2. lisa&alex

    lisa&alex Well-Known Member

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    at 35 weeks i had a scan and they said charlotte was about 8lb 5oz.. she was born 2 weeks later and weighed 7lb 10..try not to stress about it.. the scans are just an estimation to...fundal height mw has said oooh ur measuring big.. i said yep.. i think its normal for me.. i did with charlotte and she was 7lb 10 she said oh ok..
     
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    annem Well-Known Member

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    this fundal height stuff makes no sense to me. Even my MW said you can not tell that much by it so i do not understand who they decide needs a growth scan for being too big or small?
     
  4. tots hope

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    They do get it wrong - they told my SIL my nephew would be about 5lbs - he was 7lbs 13.5oz! (that was a scan about a week before he was born!
     
  5. Babylicious

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    I agree with the other ladies, they are not that accurate :hug:
     
  6. chrystaltips

    chrystaltips Well-Known Member

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    They don't even estimate size of the baby as far as I'm aware at my docs/hospital, which I find stupid. I mean what if she was so big that intervention was needed? Guess I'm going to have to wait until labour to find out :shock:

    Everytime I ask about estimating her weight at my GP (I've been going there 28-34 weeks) they just say they can't do it. I have my next hospital appointment next week so am hoping that I'll get a bit more information then once I can see a midwife, although I don't think I will even get a scan!
     
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    clairescunny55 Well-Known Member

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    i had a scan at 38weeks and he weighed 8lb 5oz, 3 weeks later at birth he weighed 10lb 7.5oz
     
  8. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    I was told Tia would be around 6/7lbs when she was born... and she popped out weighing 8lb 9oz. :rotfl:

    I had a scan two weeks ago and the baby was around 4lb 8oz and I would say my bump has grown quite a bit in the last few weeks, so goodness knows what size this one will be now. My doc's said the baby was big back then, but it's not really... for a northern European, 8/9 lbs isn't THAT big..

    I reckon if I go term this time I'll be looking at a 9lb baby...Not that it bothers me... :) Tia came out dead easy...I've got massive child birthing hips and huge size 7 1/2 feet... :) Docs will want to induce me before then because they are panicky about big babies here, but I won't let them based just on size. :roll:
     

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