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37+4 - having to go for a scan tomorrow

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u32ng Thu 19-Nov-15 16:23:38

I'm measuring small and haven't gained as much weight as the midwife would like. Trying not to fret too much as I didn't gain much last time and was all bump too. However...still a bit hmm about it in case the baby has stopped growingsad

Also, we don't know what we're having and I'm quite happy not knowing until he/she is born. What's the likelihood of accidentally seeing it's bits at the scan??

fairyfeatures Thu 19-Nov-15 18:09:46

If she thinks you are measuring small just from the tape exercise - try not to panic yourself, they are known to be incredibly inaccurate. In fact at one of my appointments, the midwife actually pushed the baby down from my ribs with her fist so that she got the 'right' measurement. Farce.

I think the chances are slim unless you actually know what you are looking for. Make it crystal clear when you go to the sonographer that you DO NOT want to know the sex. At this size the ultrasound woukld probably have to open baby's legs and hover directly over that area anyway!

Good luck with your scan!

SpanglesGalloway Thu 19-Nov-15 18:13:37

I've had 9... yes NINE scans so far this pregnancy and I absolutely do not know baby sex. That includes 2 measurement scans. If you don't want to know you won't know. After the last one (Monday at 31+1) baby is such a good size (and yours will be too...) that you don't just SEE it xx all will be fine xxx

DinoSnores Thu 19-Nov-15 18:14:24

I've always just said that we didn't want to know the sex so the sonographer would tell us to look away at the relevant bits, like when they are measuring femur length.

TaliZorah Thu 19-Nov-15 18:19:09

I measured 31cm at 38 weeks and DS was 7lb 12. I gained 18lbs at the most.

I wouldn't worry

MummyBex1985 Thu 19-Nov-15 18:44:57

I had to have growth scans because my DD measured small. However at 37+0 she was born and weighed 6lb so not small at all.

I think the chances of seeing anything sex wise are slim unless you know what you're looking for. smile

TaliZorah Thu 19-Nov-15 18:47:59

I had growth scans every 2 weeks from 28 weeks and 5 scans before that. I had to explicitly ask to be told DS was DS.

Dixiechick17 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:35:17

I had a scan at 39 weeks and I had no idea what I was seeing on the screen. Your seeing one little bit at a time, nothing like the 20 week scan where you see your hold baby. I couldn't even work out a leg or a foot let alone anything else. Hope all goes ok smile

Dixiechick17 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:36:06

*whole baby not hold

u32ng Thu 19-Nov-15 21:59:08

Thanks. Those comments are reassuring. Glad my appointment is tomorrow morning as I don't think I could stew any longer!

AmberLav Fri 20-Nov-15 09:25:36

Oh, and if you really don't want to know, avoid getting a scan picture that shows below the waist (not sure if you can get that detail by 37 weeks anyway), as in both my previous pregnancies, the scan pictures gave it away. I'm now 36 weeks with DC3, and for the first time, I am properly on team surprise!

Hope the scan goes/is going well...

emmac3616 Fri 20-Nov-15 17:09:57

How did it go? Ok I hope! Just to reassure you I was measuring very small right up to labour at 40+4 midwives were telling me I'd have a small baby or it would be late - then when my massive-headed, extremely tall 8lb DS came out (tall and skinny with a big head - I had bad morning sickness throughout!) they said "wow- how did such a big baby come out of your tiny bump....?!" Seriously!!! I think measuring the bump is a pretty vague indication of baby's size! Anyway, hope it went well for you!

u32ng Fri 20-Nov-15 20:14:49

All is well! Just been told baby is unlikely to be an 8lb-er. About the best news possible surely?? grin

u32ng Fri 20-Nov-15 20:15:30

Oh and no chance of seeing a wills or otherwise - baby took up SO much space I could hardly tell what I was seeing!

u32ng Fri 20-Nov-15 20:15:58


Junosmum Fri 20-Nov-15 20:46:12

I had a scan yesterday and we were team yellow - unfortunately baby had other ideas and pressed HIS bits up against my stomach so it was the second thing we saw after his heart. There was no hiding it!

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