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Old Apr 3rd, 2018, 07:07 AM   1
maybaby2018
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Baby measuring too small?


So I had a scan today to check the position of my placenta and a growth scan, she said that baby's growth looked like it had slowed down but all his organs etc were perfect. She said it could be that he was in an awkward position because his leg was pressed against his belly and his head was very low down. Back next week for another scan.

Has anyone else experienced anything similar?



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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 05:31 AM   2
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2 out of 4 of my babies have measured small first was 7lbs at birth and this one is yet to join us but scans especially later scans can be very in accurate. They told me my first was going to be over 10lbs and he was 7lb12 so I usually don’t read to much into them. I wouldn’t stress to much hun but if your really worried maybe ask for a repeat scan in a fortnight and see if the growth even though small is still progressing



 
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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 12:03 PM   3
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My DD measured small and I had to have a growth scan towards the end of my pregnancy... she came out 7lbs 13oz with long legs x



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 00:21 AM   4
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Ds3 measurred small he came at 7.8 which is avarege but dd1 this time ultrasound is plotted under the 5th centile but on notes saying normal growth hoping to find out fundal height on monday to see if she is on the smaller size as got a personalised growth chart with all ds measurments so if she is falling short this first time of the 10th centile they have to refer for a growth scan all the last few weeks ive eaten loads but feel as if i have lost weight xx



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 18:16 PM   5
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I've had a scan today at 34+6 which just dipped baby under 10th centile on my chart. She was in a weird position and it means I need a repeat scan. I had a little freak out earlier but to be honest everything else was fine, my chart is high because of my BMI and if we were at our original date we would be 34+2 and she would have been on the 10th...

The other reason I am not tooooo stressed is that my DD2 was 8lb 12 and they weighed her a few times as she didn't look that big and neither did 9lb 8.5oz DD3.

This is first baby for my OH and his family are all 6lb babies so that would also be a factor I am guessing??



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 20:25 PM   6
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With my daughter the midwives notices she was measuring small from about 30 weeks. I had weekly scans from then until she was born to check growth. She was born naturally at 37 weeks, weighing 5lbs. The growth scan weight was basically spot on, but she was perfectly healthy.



 
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Old Apr 6th, 2018, 10:50 AM   7
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On my last pregnancy the scan said Daughters head was measuring big and that she was not proportioned, she came out 8lb 1 oz perfectly healthy and 2 oz lighter than my first child.

This pregnancy I dropped a centile and had to have a scan (scan was at 36 weeks + 6 days) and they said it had been inaccurate baby was 7lbs at that stage



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2018, 02:34 AM   8
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My son measured a small and was born at 6pds 13 oz at 39 weeks.

Within 2 months he became a giant. He has stayed in the 95th percentile + ever since and still is at 3 yrs old.

Chances are good you're ok, and your baby may not be small



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 20:57 PM   9
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I had a community midwife check today at my GP surgery and my fundal height continues to follow the line beautifully so I'm optimistic for Thursday's growth scan...



 
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Old Apr 22nd, 2018, 11:02 AM   10
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My kiddo measured small and came out small. He was born 0.2%ile in weight and like 2% in height. He’s 20th now for weight and 50th for height and doing just fine though I was never able to bf since he had to be on high cal formula and then my bm never had enough Cals so I had to fortify it. Small kids are still healthy kids but as others mentioned they could be off when they are measuring



 
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