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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 09:58 AM   1
nicole_
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if baby is big on growth chart, does it mean anything?


been to see the midwife and she doesnt seem to think anything of it
but babys measuring way over the 90th centile line.

my chart shows baby should be 36.5cm at 39 weeks but hes measuring 42cm which is a fair bit over.
and hes been measuring a week or two ahead for the past 6 weeks and the gap between estimated height and what the midwives measuring is getting bigger?

is there nothing to worry about, dont big babies normally mean something?



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:11 AM   2
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I have been measuring over since 28 weeks the midwifes said nothing about, at our GP's the doc likes to see you at 31 weeks he sent me to the consultant. The did a GTT test and is seeing me again next week. The midwife doesn't seem bothered though, in fact she has told me not to bother booking a 40 week appointment as she might not need to see me.

I have seen a different midwife pretty much every time and they seem to just fob it off to the next one. I will let you know what the consultant says.



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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:34 AM   3
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My daughter was WELL over 90th percentile for both height and weight at birth. I was HUGE but for some reason they told me from scans she measured small. low and behold I gave birth to an over 9 pounder who was even longer then she was chunky!

Sometimes a larger baby can indicate gd (i think?) but if you've had your glucose test and everything was fine, maybe your just expecting a tall babe.

My daughter is 3, almost 4, and is still is the top percentile for height. she's tall, skinny and looks over 5 yrs old! but is as healthy as they get. so try not to worry! babies come in all shapes and sizes!



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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:42 AM   4
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if your worried, call the delivery suite and ask for a second opinion. when i was a student mw, (this was down in basingstoke though, so different policies) the general rule was that you should measure from the pubic bone to the top of the fundus and this should be generally how many weeks you are, so im 27week so my measurement should be 27cms. we used to give 2-3cms lee-way but if it was 3cm+ we would send you in for a growth scan to make sure baby was growing ok.

i would call your mw or the antenatal or somewere lol, you are entitled to a second opinion and even if you are just unsure or worried, thats their job to help up and sometimes tell us were worrying over nothing. lol

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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:48 AM   5
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i never had a glucose test? not sure what it is
thanks for the help girls
it was a student midwife that measured me, then the proper one did it too, and got the same
they said because hes free he might be showing bigger as hes not engaged but wouldnt stop commenting on how big i was lol.
ive recently moved to a different area and theyve given me different notes, but i plotted his weights on the old graph i had which had estimated weight not just height and hes showing as 10lbs already ?! and his EDD weight is only meant to be 7lb
id feel really silly ringing up, because i dont reallly have a problem, just that babys a lot bigger than hes meant to, i thought they might scan or something to double check
10lb is a big baby when im 5 foot tall



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:56 AM   6
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I've been having 4 weekly scans throughout my pregnancy for health reasons and my baby has consistantly been big in abdominal circumferance and length! They gave me GTT which came back normal.

On the other hand, when I see my community midwife, my bump has always measured as right for dates so if I wasn't having the scans, I wouldn't know I was having a bigger than average baby! As far as I understand it, even scans aren't *that* accurate and can be out by a pound or two and just because your undal measurement is high, that doesn't necessarily mean a big baba, could just mean you have a bit more fluid than is average?



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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 11:03 AM   7
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I get scanned every 4 weeks and my baby is measuring 3-4 weeks ahead and has been since 26 weeks (it's above the top line on my chart). My consultant isn't concerned, aparently he will just be big. I had the GTT and it was normal xx



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 11:14 AM   8
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ive not had a scan since my 20 week scan because theres not really been any concerns
but just looking at my graph, the lines accelerated a lot steeper than it should be, not just a little bit.
would they not do a scan to check for a big big baby, i wouldnt really like to go to 42 weeks if he is that big..
added graph so you could see what i mean lol



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 11:59 AM   9
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I am in the same boat. Recent scans have showed that this baby is already huge and likely to be 10lb+ when it comes out - and that is if it doesn't go overdue .

Nobody seems that concerned though either even though I am above the 90th centile - and I am also just over 5 foot and absolutely massive in terms of bump!

If anything happens at my next appointment I'll let you know x



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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 12:04 PM   10
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You could just be having a healthy bigger baby. It could be a sign of GD, or it could be that your initial due date is incorrect!
You may just go into labour earlier than you expected!



 
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