Had a growth scan today at 31+5 and they are estimating baby at 4lbs. What are other peoples'estimated baby weights around this stage? Is it normal or am I having a big'un? lol What approx would that make her her final birth weight?
If you have a look in your green notes there should be a individualised growth chart that the MW should update every time you get measured - on that chart there is a trajectory line that gives the estimated birth weight.
hi there i had a growth scan last week, at 33 weeks, and mine was 4.8lb; they estimated the final weight would be between 7.7 and just under 8lb. not sure if that's any help but sounds like yours is about the same given you are a couple of weeks behind me...
I had a scan today, am 32+2 and one twin is 4lb 8oz and the other is 5lb 8oz. In my scan notes there are charts to show what centile they're on for each perameter they measure. The sonographer said add half a pound a week each baby till term to get a rough idea of estimated delivery weight.
What Snowballs said. I have two friends who were told that they were having huge babies and given dire warnings about sections. One was just over 7lbs and one just under. Another friend was told tiny and ended up with a 9lber.
Seems to me that it's only marginally more reliable than 'feel the bump and guess'. Although I am well aware that the plural of anecdote is not data.
onimolap I am aware that the scan won't give me exact baby weight. I know that its an estimation based on a collection of measurements. However what I was asking was what other women had experienced in relation to having a growth scan done at this stage and what their baby actually weighed in at.
kiki I am a type 1 diabetic so because of the risk of larger babies for diabetic moms I am having regular growth scans to determine whether I go full term or not.