I had a growth scan yesterday which said my baby was 6lb. With 8 weeks to go im panicking!, my DS was 9lb5 and DD was 10lb3. When my DH was born he weighed in at 16lbs!!! i think this baby is going to be a monster . I know im going to be having a csection due to 2 previously but what are the other possible risks in having a mahoooosive baby
Growth scans are always to be taken with a pinch of salt. Obv, you're not going to end up with a tiddler - I think that's a given - but I wouldn't get unduly concerned.
At 36wks, my ds was estimated to be 7.5lb. When he was born 2 wks later he was 7lb. Which is quite a large margin of error.
I think generally speaking that large babies can be an indicator of GDD but if your HCPs are unconcerned then I'd assume it's down to genetics. After all, your dh sounds like he was born ready to start school! Is he really tall?
Mine was estimated at 6lbs at the 36 week scan and my consultant seemed to think she'd be on the 'larger side of normal/average'. I went 'over' by 12 days and DD2 was 7lb 2oz so I'd say the scans were pretty inaccurate in my case.