Growth scan

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by MrsBandEgglet, Dec 23, 2009.

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Have you had a growth scan and when?

  1. Yes, i had one at..... weeks

  2. No, I haven't had one

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  1. MrsBandEgglet

    MrsBandEgglet Mummy to 3, expecting #4

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    Does everyone get a growth scan? I'm 35 weeks and have never been offered one :confused: I read all these threads about them and how some ladies have been given an indication of the weight of their babies. My MW told me at my last appoint my fundal height was measuring 36cm and i'm 3/5 engaged but that was it. Is it a case of if it's not neccessary to have a growth scan you don't. Who's had one and when? I've put a poll on this cos I'm interested to see how many ladies have had one. Thanks :flower: xx
     
  2. ellie27

    ellie27 Well-Known Member

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    They only do one if your measuring small - midwife will look/measure your bump when laying down - if it is 3cm or more big/small for dates then thats when they usually send you for one.

    I have had one at 34wks -my bump is the tiniest 36+ wk bump ever! - but surprisingly baby appears to be measuring perfectly :flower:
     
  3. Ria_Rose

    Ria_Rose Mum to JJ & expecting #2

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    In the UK it is standard to only get a 12 week and a 20 week scan.

    Growth scans etc are only for when they have concerns about the growth of the baby.

    I had a few last time as my fundal height was measuring small.
     
  4. MrsBandEgglet

    MrsBandEgglet Mummy to 3, expecting #4

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    Sorry, i posted this in the wrong tri. Didn't realise i'd gone into 2nd tri:blush: Can a mod move it to third tri if possible please? Thanks. xx
     
  5. purplerat

    purplerat Mum of 3

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    Hey I had the standard 12 and 20 week ones plus a 27,28,29,30,32,34 and soon to have a 36 week scan. I had to have them as they wanted to monitor the babies kidneys as they are enlarged and cystic. The baby has been measuring big as well so they have been combining these check up scans with growth scans. x
     
  6. lynnikins

    lynnikins Well-Known Member

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    as a PP said its just if your measurements are out and from what i have been told you have to be measuring 3-4 cm ahead or behind your dates to qualify or sometimes you might get one if you have had a GTT test come back positive or have gestational diabetes as they want to check baby isnt going to get to big
     
  7. jennifer89

    jennifer89 Well-Known Member

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    I got offered one at my 34 Week Appointment cause i was measuing 4 weeks too small. Turns out babys right size, i have low fluid so have to be monitored on a ECG machine 2 times a week x
     
  8. babybaillie

    babybaillie Well-Known Member

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    I have had quite a few, but its because of blood problems. last preg i got them because they thot baby was big for dates.
     
  9. billybump

    billybump mummy to my little man

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    I had one at 33 weeks because my bump hadn't grown for 3 weeks baby is actually big but I have a tiny bump. You usually wouldn't have one unless the mw felt it necessary.
     
  10. louise1302

    louise1302 mum to FIVE boys :)

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    here if there is any risk if GD you are given a 28 and 32 week growth scan as well as if youre measuring big or small for dates
     
  11. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    I've had 2, one at 31+5 and one at 38+2
     
  12. QuintinsMommy

    QuintinsMommy Well-Known Member

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    I had a 13 week, 21 week, and 34 week scan.
    The doctor wanted me to have the 34 week one because my fundal height was big but baby is perfect size!
     
  13. Princess mama

    Princess mama Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    ive had several. at 24, 28, 32,36 and again at 38. This is partly due to fact that baby was measuring big and now at the 36 week one finding fluid but my mw said other day the scan dosent show he's big. he's ok. Mainly though i had to go because i used to have a health problem so they were monitoring babies growth because they were making sure he was growing ok
     
  14. kim88

    kim88 first time mummy

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    I've only had 2 scans.... one when I was 14 weeks.. and the other was a gender scan with babybond that I paid for cos we only get 1 scan here in Glasgow. :(
     
  15. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    I had growth scans every 2 weeks from 25 weeks because connor had IUGR
     
  16. Pingu

    Pingu Mummy to 2 xx

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    I had one yesterday and will be seen weekly from now as baby is small.
     
  17. Claire788

    Claire788 Mum to Gorgeous boy!

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    I had one at 34 weeks, but only as I went to hosp with a bit of a bleed, and the "Consultant" couldn't tell position due to "Maternal size" (ie I'm fat lol) amazingly the 4 appts before that the normal MW could tell exactly where he was lying!! Consultants eh!
     
  18. priddy

    priddy Well-Known Member

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    I have them due to have stillbirth in previous pregnancy hun xxx.
     
  19. MUMOF5

    MUMOF5 Now a mum of 6!

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    I have to have growth scans at 28, 32 and 36 weeks. This is because Evie had growth problems that werent detected until 32 weeks, so its just precautionary, and so far so good :thumbup:. xx
     
  20. suzanne108

    suzanne108 Well-Known Member

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    I've had 2, one at 30 weeks and one at 36 weeks.

    Both because my fundal height was measuring small xx
     

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