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Private scan... big baby!

Oct 23rd, 2017, 14:47 PM   #1
 
I had a private scan on Saturday at which point I was 34+1 however she dated me at 35+3 and estimated weight at 6lbs already...! I know they aren't always accurate but just wanted people's experiences on whether these estimates were accurate for them?

My lb was a big baby and broke me (!) so this news has made me more anxious.

MW said they won't give me a growth scan unless fundal height is out of whack at next weeks appt which it won't be (though am on higher centile).

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Oct 23rd, 2017, 14:55 PM   #2
 
In my area everyone is given a 36 week growth scan - it showed that baby is measuring on the 94th percentile and estimated to weigh 7lbs 12oz! My fundal height has always been spot on for my weeks. I'm really hoping baby doesn't grow too much in the next two weeks. My daughter was born at 40+2 weighing 7lbs 8oz!
 
 
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Oct 25th, 2017, 19:36 PM   #3
 
I have five friends/family members in the last few years all being told they were having huge babies, growth scans and in some cases early induction due to concerns over baby’s size. In ALL cases they were significantly out. As in, were told to expect 9-10lb babies and had 7lb babies. I know it’s not the biggest sample size but based on that my advice would be try not to panic too much at this stage and remember that it’s not always accurate, they can - and do - get it wrong. Xx
 
 

 
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Oct 26th, 2017, 12:24 PM   #4
 
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I have five friends/family members in the last few years all being told they were having huge babies, growth scans and in some cases early induction due to concerns over babyís size. In ALL cases they were significantly out. As in, were told to expect 9-10lb babies and had 7lb babies. I know itís not the biggest sample size but based on that my advice would be try not to panic too much at this stage and remember that itís not always accurate, they can - and do - get it wrong. Xx
Thanks mylullaby that is reassuring. Hoping Iím one of the inaccurate ones!! xx
 
 

 
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Oct 26th, 2017, 22:06 PM   #5
 
Growth scan at 36 weeks - told he weighed 7lb exactly

Born at 40+1 - weighted 6lb 9.5oz

So not correct for me!


 
 

 
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Oct 27th, 2017, 13:07 PM   #6
 
Thanks Wednesday, that’s good to know it can be so off! X
 
 

 
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Oct 28th, 2017, 00:00 AM   #7
 
My DS measured two weeks ahead consistently after 20wk. At 39wk they estimated 10lb. He was born 39+5 at 9lb 10oz so they were only 6oz off. He was 95th centile for height and is still 91st now and 75th for weight.
 
 

 
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Nov 4th, 2017, 09:33 AM   #8
 
I had a growth scan at 37 weeks was told he weighed aprox 7lb 4, he was born at 39+4 weeks weighing 8lb 7

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Nov 14th, 2017, 13:05 PM   #9
 
my charts are indicating baby will be big too but I am glad to hear they are not always accurate.

I want a healthy baby but not a destroyed/demolished vag!
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 13:19 PM   #10
 
I’m hoping they are wrong because my baby is measuring 3lb 5oz at 28 weeks. I will be growing a giant baby otherwise!
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 13:42 PM   #11
 
My boy will be here by the 1st so will update then if accurate for me or not..! X
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 14:03 PM   #12
 
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Iím hoping they are wrong because my baby is measuring 3lb 5oz at 28 weeks. I will be growing a giant baby otherwise!
mine is 3.7lbs

 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 14:04 PM   #13
 
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My boy will be here by the 1st so will update then if accurate for me or not..! X
Yes please!!!!!
 
 

 
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Nov 15th, 2017, 11:39 AM   #14
 
You've l had loads of good replies but I thought I'd throw my experience in the mix.

Was told my girl was going to be about 10lb and midwife was worried about delivery. I'm 5ft4 and was my first. She was 6lb 13. They can be so wrong it's funny xx
 
 

 
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Nov 16th, 2017, 22:43 PM   #15
 
i had a really high BMI along with loads of complications. They were measuring her 3 and a half weeks ahead of what i was. So she was huge basically. When she was born she was a lovely 6lbs 9oz LOL So far off it was unreal xx
 
 

 
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