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Growth scan

(5 Posts)
Melt90 Thu 16-Jun-16 19:25:35

So today I went for my 34 week check up and said I had slow growth so came out all emotional especially when they couldn't fit me in for scan so I decided to go private and he measured me as 36 weeks not 34, anybody else had this what happens is due date just bought forward or how does it work ? X

Hamsolo Thu 16-Jun-16 19:35:55

No, it's not accurate enough for that at this stage. It may just mean that you're having a large(ish) baby. Though, growth scans can be quite inaccurate, so it may not even mean that!

Did they plot growth against percentiles? I had growth scans at 28, 32 and 36 weeks and each time it was plotted against a graph (and was bang on 50th percentile). It maybe that your baby is big for 34 weeks - but is not outside normal range (eg is at the top of the centiles).

Melt90 Thu 16-Jun-16 20:00:21

It was over the line for 28 weeks and under for 32 that's why she wanted a scan asap and possibly me going into be monitored x

AGnu Thu 16-Jun-16 20:05:36

I had growth scans for both of my pregnancies. They were both absolutely fine, I just don't have huge babies which is a good thing really given that I'm only 5'! Try not to stress, babies are different sizes & are very difficult to measure accurately. smile

Melt90 Thu 16-Jun-16 20:21:52

Yeah I just didn't know with me measuring at 36 weeks wether I should be panicking and getting all ready lol xx

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