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EFW (Est Fetal Weight)

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youlemming Mon 22-Jun-15 13:23:20

Does EFW mean what they expect the baby to be at birth or current weight?
I'm 34 wks and after a growth scan they have put EFW at 5lb and noted that it's in the 10th percentile and refered me to see the clinic, I'm assuming it's est birth weight as if baby was 5lb now by birth it would be nearer 8lb (going on avg 0.5 lb per wk from now on).
Assesment unit was really busy so didn't have a chance to ask many questions on what it all really means.

I know they can often get these things wrong so not overly worried at this point but just wanted to check if I have understood correctly.

youlemming Mon 22-Jun-15 13:27:01

Urgh post doesn't seem to have taken!

youlemming Mon 22-Jun-15 13:28:35

Now I see it confused

Ztastic Mon 22-Jun-15 21:34:57

It's my understanding that efw is the baby's current weight pounds at 34 weeks sounds fine. I had a growth scan on Thurs at 36 weeks and efw is 5 and a half pounds with baby estimated to be 7 to 71/2 pounds by due date. this is my third baby and I've always measured small but had a 7lb and 8lb babies so not concerned. Also, as you said I've heard of so many cases of baby being much smaller or larger than estimated at scans.

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