A week ahead..

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  1. Becyboo__x

    Becyboo__x Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this doesnt even mean anything..
    but im going to just ask about it cause tbh the doctor worried me..


    I had my 4d scan on 4th december .. and i was dot on 33 weeks.. everything was fine with baby and everything and then the specalist doctor said that im not 33 weeks im 34 weeks .. :wacko: and he told me LO weighs over 5lbs .. but on my notes it says just over 4lbs (i know in my notes that can just be an estimate but just over 4lb and just over 5lb is a big difference dont you think?) .. Anyway he told me cause baby is weighing and measuring a week ahead of what i am i should prepare my self earlier ..
    And as he was a specialist doctor he must know what hes talking about.

    Should i mention this to my midwife on wednesday when i go for my next appointment or wont she say anything.. iv heard people say a week behind or ahead isnt anything to worry about etc? but cause LO weighs a big difference its scared me abit

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  2. nervouspains

    nervouspains Love being a Wife & Mummy

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    This happend to me- I had a 4D scan at 28+4 and they told me I was meausring 30+6! and that my boy weighed 3.8pounds!
    I todl the MW and she said not to trust those 4D scans because they arent fully trained professionals?!
    She then measured me and said my uterus was measuring spot on for my dates- I just maybe having a big baby as OH and I arent exactly small built people.
    She said you will cook a baby thats the right size for you...
    She also said, they give the baby 3cm (2 weeks) either way to be behind or infront of your current date.
    I have a growth scan at 34 weeks, so im looking forward tos eeing that my consultant says!
    try not to worry xxx
     
  3. Becyboo__x

    Becyboo__x Well-Known Member

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    I know my midwife will say a week isnt a big deal but it is to me :haha: but i cant see me having a big baby i dont know how i will manage just for the fact im small and small built lol .. and she wont send me for a growth scan to put my mind at rest cause shell say it would only matter if i didnt measure right .. but when iv been measured by a tape measure by her iv always been the right week :shrug: .. but just puzzled me cause the man who scanned me i could tell he was like really good and everything and he said at the beginning hes a specialist so i was like oh he must be right then lol x
     
  4. WW1

    WW1 Mum to a little lady x

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    My bubs is measuring 2 weeks ahead and they're not worried. S/he is currently approx 6lb at 35 weeks - all measurements are within the "normal" so they've said not to be concerned.

    They're going to scan me again in a fortnight to check I've not grown too much for a vaginal birth (and because I've got quite alot of fluid) but it's purely precautionary.

    At this stage there will be differences in the size of little ones - after all 6lb - 9lb is considered a "normal" birth weight and that's a pretty big difference!!
     
  5. 21Rach

    21Rach Mum & TTC

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    i dunno really hun, but frm looking on here people are always saying " i was told i was having a big baby like a 9/10lber and they turned out tiny " some of them are soooo far out it's well harsh that they scared the mum's into thinking they wud be delivering king kong lol x
     
  6. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    I would personally trust what the mw's say rather than a 4d sonographer... dont worry too much if the baby is ahed then just be ready a week early incase! :D
     
  7. Becyboo__x

    Becyboo__x Well-Known Member

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    Just that he seen baby on a scan and measured him properley and everything.. and midwife doesnt do that she just goes by my bump measurment with a tape measure.. :shrug: its just to me a week is a difference cause id be 35 week today its a week closer :happydance: but ill have to be ready early just incase i spose :)!
     
  8. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    all those ladies who are told they are having big babies are measured on scans, and generally mostly theyre wrong... i was scanned and was told was having a big baby but today they said shes not that big.. (like as big as they said) so i wouldnt worry, i was at one point measuring 3 weeks ahed, but im not anymore.....? i'd just wait and see really!
     
  9. mummysuzie22

    mummysuzie22 Mother of 2

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    I'm measuring 7 weeks ahead and still have 8 weeks to go and they don't seemed concerned. Babies can have growth spurts then even themselves out as time goes along. I would be prepared just incase baby comes early but midwife won't really say anything about it as it's just a week. If it's more than 3 weeks ahead then they generally will send you for a growth scan but think it just differs midwife to midwife xx
     
  10. x-kirsty-x

    x-kirsty-x Well-Known Member

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    If your mw is anything like mine she'll ignore anything the specialist said at your 4d scan, not because he's wrong I think they just don't like being corrected! if I was you just be prepared either way xx
     

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