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20/05/2014 at 17:51
So I went for a growth scan yesterday at 33+3 and they estimated the babies weight to be just over 4lbs with an estimated birth weight of about 8lbs.
It got me wondering for those of you that had a scan after 30 weeks - what was the estimated scan weight and birth weight that you were given and what did you actually go on to have?
20/05/2014 at 18:13
I was told 6lbs at my 32 week scan, madam was born at 35+5 weighing 5lbs4 , so well off!
20/05/2014 at 18:30
At 37 weeks I was told 8lb 4
At 40 weeks I was told 9lb
At 40+16 I was told 9lb 5
At 40+17 she was born and was 7lb 15
Next time I will place FAR less importance on the predicted size when decision-making than I did this time around.
20/05/2014 at 19:09
Scanned at 34 (i think) weeks, was told 8lb 8, my MW disagreed when feeling my tummy and added another 1lb on.
He was 9lb 9oz at 40+0, so my MW was more accurate than a scan.
20/05/2014 at 19:13
20/05/2014 at 19:29
Molly was scanned at 36 weeks and estimated over 10lbs but born two weeks later at 8lbs 8!!
Yesterday scan said 2lbs 7 at 28 weeks, we will see!
20/05/2014 at 19:43
I was scanned at 36 weeks and S was just under 6lbs. He was born at 40+2 weighing 8lbs 4oz and they had estimated around 8lbs so fairly accurate.
20/05/2014 at 19:45
20/05/2014 at 22:11
T was estimated 7lb 2oz at 35 weeks, was told about 9.5lb at 40wks. He was 8lb 4oz at 37+2 so pretty accurate. The other boys were quite accurate too although I can't remember their measurements. I do think that growth scans are notoriously inaccurate though!
20/05/2014 at 22:36
They wouldn't do predictions as the sonographer said it's really unreliable (as proven above!) but they gave an estimate of his weight at 36 weeks of about 7lbs. I suspect he was less than that as he was born 8lbs 8oz at 42 weeks - but he was also pretty engaged at 36 weeks and she wasn't able to measure his head. I would never have growth scans - I had declined them in this pregnancy too, but the one at 36 weeks was to double check position as he was a suspected breech and I was planning a homebirth. The sonographer didn't read the referral and assumed fat woman at 36 weeks = growth scan!
26/05/2014 at 08:24
thanks everyone. Its interesting to hear how accurate (or inaccurate) the estimations are x
26/05/2014 at 18:07
They have never told me weight at any of my scans!
26/05/2014 at 20:26
At 32 weeks i yhink she was about 4lbs, and at 38 weeks she was 7lbs. She was born at 40+9 and was 8lb4oz so I reckon pretty accurate
26/05/2014 at 20:53
no 1 i had a scan on the monday est 5lb4 he was born on the thurs at 5lb6 so spot on pretty much
27/05/2014 at 11:01
I had a lot of scans through pregnancy as at my 20 week scan the baby was measuring quite small for his gestation. Throughout pregnancy they told me I was going to have a very small baby, estimated about 5/6 pounds. When D was born he was 9lb 2oz!
27/05/2014 at 11:35
I can't remember the exact measurements with DD1 but she was born at 40+6 weighing 7lb 9oz and I think the scan we had a week earlier had predicted that she was going to be a lot larger than that. With DD2 she was estimated to be 7lb at 39+6. She was born 3 days later weighing 5lb15 (9th centile). My FH was measuring a little low and mt monthly scans (part of a research project) showed her to be 25 centile so the experts didn't really have any concerns. Turned out our monthly scans were all over estimating her weight and DD2 was born at 40+2 with IUGR because of a severely deformed placenta that was failing. Midwives said that it is a complete miracle that she is so healthy. So the scans can be very inaccurate.
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