I had a scan today as I was referred by the midwife because she thought the baby was small. In fact, she already weighs (roughly) 6lb 4oz... I'm only 35 weeks pregnant and I'm told that these are the weeks where she'll put on the most weight.. if this is the case, how big would you guess she'll be by 40 weeks??
I had my 36wk growth scan yesterday and my boy is estimated to be 7lb3oz already! As my midwife said she has seen plenty of women give birth to 10lbers vaginally so really don't worry about it 😳 I'm expecting an 8lber, will be surprised if he's much more than that. It really is only an estimate though so try not to worry x
Personally I'd ignore whatever the scan says, first pregnancy they said baby would be over 8lb - he was 5lb 13. Pregnancy 2 I had growth scans and they decided I'd deliver a baby between 6-8lbs and she was 8lb 12. My midwife told me once your body won't make a baby you can't birth, whether that's true or not I don't know but just take it easy and relax about it x
I had a 9lb baby with a great birth, my aunt had an 11lb baby with an even easier birth! The midwife said the heavy weight helped with speedy delivery. My sister's babies were lighter than mine and both really hard labours ending in C-section. Nobody can tell you reliably what weight your baby will be, and heavy doesn't equal harder labour! Don't stress about it, just make sure you have a few 0-3 month sleep suits! Best of luck!
Estimate is half a pound per week after 36/40 so a guess would be 8 and a half pounds. However take growth scans with a pinch of salt. They can easily for 15% out each way. My scan at 36/40 was fairly spot on. He was 7lb10oz at 36/49 and born at 41+3 10lb 5oz
I had a growth scan the end of January, due date was 24th Feb and we were told baby would be between 7lb-8.5lb when born, I went 12 days over and we had a healthy 11lb 7.5oz baby boy (c-section) don't know we're they got 7lb-8.5lb from