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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 18:21 PM   1
pinkmac85
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Accuracy of growth scans?


So I'm talking to a friend on MSN about growth scans and the accuracy of them and it has me wondering...I had a scan last wednesday and my doctor said baby is looking to be weighing in around 6lbs7oz..I know they say that they aren't 100% accurate but now it has me wondering..what are the chances of me being induced on Thursday and having a 4lbs baby. I know some women whose doctors have said 8lbs and they end up only having a 6lbs baby or so...so I'm a bit worried of having a tiny baby because we dont have an Neonatal Unit here, baby would have to be air lifted to the nearest one and according to my doctor I'll only be 37weeks and 4 days (even tho my dating scan says I will be 38 weeks)



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 18:24 PM   2
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 18:26 PM   3
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Bahahaha Hmmmm I Dunno :P



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 19:02 PM   4
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TBH im not a big believer that growth scans are accurate.

I had my final growth scan with Taylor at 37+2 weeks and they said she was 8lb 4oz. She was born at exactly 40 weeks weighing 8lb 4.5oz, so either she gained no weighed in the final 2 n a bit weeks or she weighed 6/7lb is at 37 weeks.

So far this 1 is a big heffer. At 30+5 she weighs 4lb 11oz which is on the large side of well 'normal', this excessive growth is due to the fact i have Gestational Diabetes and baby is absorbing a lot of sugar.

A friend of mine had her growth scan the day before she delivered, they said 7lb 14, he weighed 10lb 2oz. So it can go either way, they say too small or too big.

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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 19:42 PM   5
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It totally worries me because I read of all these girls that are 33 weeks along and their babies are measured at like 5lbs already and here my LO is getting ready to come out in 4 days and s/he is only weighing just over 6lbs so s/he could be wayy less, hopefully more tho



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 20:03 PM   6
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Please dont worry, i know its hard not to.

6lb 7oz is a good weight, i was 6lb 3 when i was born and im fine.

Her lungs will be mature so she probably wont need special care, she is full term, just a smaller full termer.

Are you and your dp on the small size or were your a small weight when you were born?? If you are then its probably in the genes.

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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 20:11 PM   7
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Please dont worry, i know its hard not to.

6lb 7oz is a good weight, i was 6lb 3 when i was born and im fine.

Her lungs will be mature so she probably wont need special care, she is full term, just a smaller full termer.

Are you and your dp on the small size or were your a small weight when you were born?? If you are then its probably in the genes.

V xxxx
I was 7lbs 1oz and OH was 8lbs 5oz, although my mom was induced with me as they told her I was late when she kept telling them over and over again that I was early.



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 23:24 PM   8
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I don't know anything about growth scans, they've never said anything to me re: baby's size during any ultrasounds

I was born at 41 weeks - weighed 6lbs 11oz
OH was born at 37 weeks - weighed 6lbs 5oz

I was a little runt obviously lol my mom's only overdue baby and her smallest!! I'm still petite now, but perfectly healthy.. I'm sure things will be alright though with your LO



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2009, 07:24 AM   9
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em - both andrew and i were under 7lbs too!



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2009, 07:26 AM   10
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I was induced 2 days early as my lo wasnt growing but he came out at 6lbs 1 and was fine



 
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