Advice Needed!! Measuring Ahead....

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  1. BabyHaines

    BabyHaines Mummy to baby George!!

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    Hello my lovelies,
    I just wondered if you could help.....
    I had my 28 wk appointment with MW thismorning and instead of measuring 28+4, I am measuring 31 wks.
    Now.....I was supposed to have a Gestational Diabetes test today too...but the surgery cocked up and didn't order the glucose drink in, so iam now re-booked to have it Xmas eve, when I will be 29+6. (does anyone know if that will affect it??)

    is this normal?? I have a growth scan at 33ish weeks xx
     
  2. Pink_Tinks

    Pink_Tinks Well-Known Member

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    u mean by bump measurement?
     
  3. nervouspains

    nervouspains Love being a Wife & Mummy

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    Thats normal- I was told I am meausring 3 weeks ahead... I had my GT done at 28+5 weeks- going from my orgianl normal dates, I havent got GD, just a big healthy baby! :)
    I have a growth scan at 34 weeks.
    My friend is measuring 5 weeks ahead!
    MW said you will cook the right size baby thats the build for you and your OH xx
     
  4. JessdueJan

    JessdueJan Well-Known Member

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    I have been to an appointment today and baby is measuring big by scan but i am small for dates measuring by my stomach, they are doing the diabetes test tomorrow so I dnt think it matters how far on yu are for that. Hopefully your growth scan at 33 weeks will give a better insight into whats happening :) x
     
  5. new mummy h

    new mummy h First little princess!!!!

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    i was measuring 2 weeks ahead last week, yesterday im measuring spot on! :shrug: x
     
  6. BabyHaines

    BabyHaines Mummy to baby George!!

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    Yes, it was by bump measurement.

    Oooh, I'm glad to hear that. Both me and hubby are 'well built' so that would make sense xx
     
  7. Pink_Tinks

    Pink_Tinks Well-Known Member

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    at 28 weeks i was measuring 33... lol
    could be fluid, or just the way baby is laying!!
    or had a growth spurt :)
     
  8. BabyHaines

    BabyHaines Mummy to baby George!!

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    Thank you ladies :)
    why is it that you all manage to tell me more than the MW ever does??
    I really don't know where I'd be without this forum!!xx
     
  9. Phexia

    Phexia Sort of ttc nr. 4

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    I usually measure 4-5 weeks ahead and none of my midwives seem to mind. I do have a growth scan booked but that's not because of the measurements, just routine with GD women. I also had an extra scan around 28 weeks and baby measured spot on even if the fundal hight was 4-5 cm more than it should have been.
     
  10. WW1

    WW1 Mum to a little lady x

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    I measured 2 weeks ahead at 34 weeks and had a growth scan last week. It was fine. Baby is on the high side of average and I've got some extra fluid but they're not worried.

    I've got another scan next Monday to see if the fluid levels have stayed the same but it's purely precautionary.

    I was also tested for GD and it was negative. I think I'm just having a big baby!
     
  11. BabyHaines

    BabyHaines Mummy to baby George!!

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    thanks ladies :) you are all so bloody good ;) hehe
    xxxx
     
  12. MandaAnda

    MandaAnda Well-Known Member

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    At my 28/40 appointment (I was exactly 29/40 though), I measured 31cm. However, my midwife said it's fine as long as it's +/- 2cm. Still, she said when I see her at my 32/40 appointment, if it's a concern she'll sort out a growth scan then. My PCT doesn't do routine glucose tolerance testing, and I've always had clear urine samples, so I don't imagine I'll have a GTT.
     
  13. velvetina

    velvetina Mum of 3

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    Me too hun, last week at 35 weeks student midwife measured me at 40 !!! The senior midwife who was sitting in observing didn't bat an eyelid. I did question her about it, and I have an appointment with my consult next week so am going to mention it to him, but I know it's quite normal. It just seems some people get extra scans for it and some don't. x
     
  14. MrsBandEgglet

    MrsBandEgglet Mummy to 3, expecting #4

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    I haven' t got GD and I'm measuring ahead. My bump is 36cm when apparently it should be 32. I looked at this on the fundal chart and apparently this means Egglet could weigh as much as 6lb 6oz already! :shock::shock: Don't worry yourself too much hun, I'm sure you'll be fine. xx
     
  15. MandaAnda

    MandaAnda Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a link for that fundal chart? I've found charts saying what the fundal height should be at what gestation, but I've not seen one yet that correlates it to expected weight.
     

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