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Old Jan 29th, 2016, 15:44 PM   1
Eniala
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Share your growth scan estimate vs. baby's birth weight


Just curious since my baby measured quite a bit bigger than normal at 38 weeks, I know they say its not always accurate, but wondering about everyone else's experiences?

What was your baby's weight at your last growth scan, how far along were you, and what was baby's birth weight and when did s/he come?



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2016, 05:05 AM   2
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At 39 weeks, my DD was estimated 8lb on growth scan. She was born at 40+1, weighing 10lb 2oz.

I know someone who was told they were going to have a huge baby from their growth scan, and the little one arrived weighing 5lb. I don't think the scans are always particularly accurate, and an experienced midwife is probably better at estimating a baby's size than a growth scan is - when I got to hospital in labour, the midwife who examined me knew immediately that DD was huge.



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2016, 11:44 AM   3
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I had a growth scan at 40+5 with my son and his weight was estimated at 3.3kg (about 7lbs 4oz I think) and he arrived 24 hours later and was 3.3kg.

I had a scan at 36+2 and she was estimated at 3.2kg (about 7lbs 1 oz) and she arrived at 39+2 weighing 3.6kg/about 8 lbs.



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2016, 14:59 PM   4
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They kept saying I was having a "massive baby". Not exactly something anyone wants to hear. Lol

I believe the week before I gave birth, they estimated he was in the 6lb range. And I gave birth at 37w4d and he was 7lbs 2oz and 20 inches long. So he was pretty big for being early.



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2016, 03:50 AM   5
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At 39 weeks I was told my son was 7lb 2 and that he would gain 1lb per week from then. He was born at 41 weeks weighing 9lb 3 so it was bang on for us!



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Old Feb 7th, 2016, 19:04 PM   6
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Estimated 9lbs 2oz
Born 8lbs 9oz



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2016, 19:10 PM   7
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The morning my son was born I had an ultrasound appt and they told me he measured and they thought he was about 5.5 lbs. he was 8.2 lbs 6 hours later when he came out.



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Old Feb 9th, 2016, 03:34 AM   8
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I had a growth scan with dd2 because i was measuring small in the bump. They estimated 7lb 2oz and she was 6lb 15oz born, so very accurate really.



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2016, 05:44 AM   9
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With DD1 I had a growth scan in the morning at 39 plus 6 and she measured at just under 5lb, I was induced that day due to IUGR and she was born that evening at 6lb 1oz, totally off for me.
I didn't find the midwifes much better though either tbh, whilst I was in labour with dd4 she said that she reckoned she would be pretty small, mid to high 6lb but definitely under the 7 mark, she was born an hour later at 7lb 9oz



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2016, 13:51 PM   10
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mine was spot on growth scan 39 weeks 6lb 4 induced and she was 6lb 4



 
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