Babys belly as big as her head lol

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  1. mummy2lola

    mummy2lola Mum to 2 trying for 3

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    I just checked my 34wk growth scan chart and it stated

    hc=315mm
    ac=311mm
    fl=67mm

    the head and leg are pertty much centre of the chart but her belly is right at the top end.looks like she's gonna take after mummy lol xx
     
  2. Princess pea

    Princess pea Mum of 2 beautiful girls

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    I'm pretty sure bubs belly is supposed to be the sameish size as head anyway. So don't worry x
     
  3. angie79

    angie79 Mummy of 2

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    ha ha i just looked at my 28 week growth scan and it says hc - 274 and ac - 271
    like yours - how strange

    xxx
     
  4. jennie123

    jennie123 Well-Known Member

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    haha same as me, his head size is on middle line, but his belly is way at the top of the graph lmao... MW said its nothing to worry about as the belly is all soft, if the head was large that is what would do the damage :p x
     
  5. sw121

    sw121 Mum of 1

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    They should be about the same once you get to later pregnancy anyway. I had a growth scan last week because I have GD and I was really upset when the sonographer told me head and tummy were both 95th percentile - I was worried I'd not been controlling my GD very well. But then the midwife explained it wasn't due to GD because the head and tummy are in proportion to each other and the same size. If tummy is bigger than head then that's potentially a problem.
     
  6. mrs_tickle

    mrs_tickle Well-Known Member

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    Exactly the same thing happened to me, but as long as its inside the "normal" range its fine.
     
  7. jennie123

    jennie123 Well-Known Member

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    You have got me worried now :(
     
  8. sw121

    sw121 Mum of 1

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    I think she meant potentially a problem when you have GD. If your midwife says it's fine then I'm sure it's fine.
     
  9. Babyface179

    Babyface179 Well-Known Member

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    Jennie123 I am the same. Mahoosive belly and average head. Midwife doesn't seem concerned.
     
  10. jennie123

    jennie123 Well-Known Member

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    Feel a lil better now heehee :p
     
  11. Lea8198

    Lea8198 Well-Known Member

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    My baby's head and belly are roughly the same too and they are both in around the 75th centile! I am worried about it too. I have consultant appt tomorrow so we'll see what she says but my daughter got stuck and this baby's size is nothing but a worry to me.

    At 31 weeks mine were:

    AC: 289
    HC: 299

    I am hoping they might give me another growth scan in a few weeks....

    I am sure we will both be just fine :)
     
  12. Emma 21

    Emma 21 Mum of 4 under 5years

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    my babys belly is bigger than her head lol she a fatty bum

    my 34 week scan was

    HC=312mm
    AC=324mm
    FL=66mm

    she was measurig at 5lb 14oz
     
  13. sw121

    sw121 Mum of 1

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    I'm worried about mine because it's 95th percentile (head and tummy). I may have a CS anyway because baby is still breech, but I'm going to ask if baby does turn whether it is still feasible for me to have vaginal delivery with baby being big.
     
  14. lilly77

    lilly77 Mom to Kai & Ivy

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    noooooooo i don't wanna know this...my baby's head is off the charts mahoosive measuring 99th percentile!!! AC and FL are normal.

    EEKKKK!!
     
  15. jett

    jett Well-Known Member

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    at my 28 week scan my babys head was at the 93rd percentile, where has her belly was only at the 30th percentile, o_O doctor, was happy with that and again told me the same as you SW121 that it's if it's the other way round they get worried. I'm also worried about delivering a big head lol, all my doctor said was in a way it's good news as once the heads out you will have no problem.
     
  16. sweetgirl

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    i think that it is just normal..
     
  17. jennie123

    jennie123 Well-Known Member

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    I spoke with my midwife, she said having a big tummy isnt anything to worry about, it can be a sign on Diabietes, but if you have had the test and it was negative its ok, it just shows that the placenta is doing its job properly and feeding the baby lots haha..in other words he is greedy ;) xxx
     
  18. mommytoTandE

    mommytoTandE Mother of 3 & 1 angel

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    I don't know what my LO's sizes were but we had an ultrasound the Monday before he was born. His abdomen was measuring over 40 weeks (only 37.5 at the time) and it just jumped from the 35 week scan. Because of this they did the amnio to check his lung maturity (he was good to go!) and induced at 38 weeks. I have had big babies in the past and born at 38 weeks so my ob didn't want to risk him getting "stuck". I am sure if your mw/ob had concerns they would have let you know! :)
     

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