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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 05:10 AM   1
Laura27
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Has anyone else been told they're expecting a big baby?


DS was born in 2015 at a respectable 7.12lbs...but this baby is estimated to be up on the 97th percentile! My MW doesn't seem overly concerned and said that babies over 9lbs are still on the normal range and shouldn't require any intervention? I have a growth scan at 36 weeks (end of March) to see what they think and they may offer me the option to be induced a week early.

Is anyone else in a similar position? I'd love to hear what you've been told and what options you're considering? I'm trying not to panic!



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 06:01 AM   2
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They didn't mention it at the scan and I've not seen a midwife about it yet, but I had a growth scan last week at 30 weeks and he was measuring just below the 95th centile. If he stays on his current plotted curve he'd be over 9lb 10 at 40 weeks. Maybe they'll see how he is doing as I have another grown scan at 33 weeks. My daughter was 8lb3.
Were you given your measurements based on fundal height? You'll get a more accurate idea at a scan I think and just deal with it as it comes.



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 06:02 AM   3
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With my 1st he measured off the charts for size. At my 39 week scan I was told to expect a 10lb+ baby. He was 7,14.5.



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 06:45 AM   4
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Yep me. I had my growth scan last Wednesday and she was measuring on the 95th centile. My previous two have been 8lb 12 and 9lb 4 so I don't do small babies.

They have said if I continue to stay on the higher side, they will give me a sweep at 38 weeks. x



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 07:07 AM   5
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Thanks for the replies! The 97th percentile was given to me at a 4D scan and confirmed at a follow up scan with the same place. When I told my midwife she did my fundal measurement and it was a couple of cm above average apparently but she said baby felt like he still had a lot of room! I've heard that scans can be inaccurate, I guess it's because it was confirmed at a follow up appt that i'm inclined to believe it!

I would be OK with sweeps a week or so early to get things moving, I just don't like the idea of induction in case these measurements are wrong and baby turns out smaller. I also hear that induction is likely to end up with some kind of intervention. I would hate that if the baby turned out to be a normal size which would have been fine at 40+ weeks!



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 11:37 AM   6
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With my first, I was told throughout the whole pregnancy that he would be big, but I was never offered a growth scan, and he was, he was born a whopping 10lb 9. However this time round I'm having cereal growth scans but I seem to be on the small side, I haven't had any growth scans yet but my first is on Monday. My cousin just had her baby and she was told to expect a 9lb baby, he was born 6lb 12oz x



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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 11:39 AM   7
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With both my kids they told me to expect big babies. 7lb 5oz and 8lb 1oz so they can Definitely be off



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 13:24 PM   8
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Both mine were estimated to be almost 2lbs more than what they were. They told me my daughter would be 9lbs 7, she was 7lbs 10, and my son was going to be almost 10lbs, and he was 8lbs 12 (hardly small mind you!) but they’ve just been so out with mine I don’t trust the measurements at all.



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 21:32 PM   9
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I was told both my boys would be big as I measured 2 weeks ahead with both. DS#1 was born 8 days early at 9lbs 6 ounces and DS#2 was born 3+1 weeks early and weighed 8lbs 7 ounces so I trust those scans alot. DS#2 was estimated to be over 10lbs if I had gone to my due date.



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 23:02 PM   10
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I was told at 28 weeks that my little one was weighing 4lb already. I went back for my 33 week check up and he is now weighing 5lb 6oz. My wife asked the consultant how accurate the scans were for weight and she said "the literature says 15% either way " so in the scheme of things not that accurate.



 
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