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is this big? or even accurate?!

(9 Posts)
usernoidea Mon 20-Jun-16 13:52:27

Hi
Had a 4d scan at 28 weeks. Weight estimate was 4lb 2oz.....is this not quite big or to they tend not to be very accurate?! X

KayTee87 Mon 20-Jun-16 14:12:37

I don't think they are very accurate, apparently baby gains around half a pound a week in the third trimester so this would make your baby very big but I've heard they are unreliable. Did the sonographer not say anything re size or recommend any follow up action?

usernoidea Mon 20-Jun-16 14:14:35

Thanks kaytee
The sonographer seemed pretty unaffected by it and said this was within "average" guidelines....

usernoidea Mon 20-Jun-16 14:15:01

Thanks kaytee
The sonographer seemed pretty unaffected by it and said this was within "average" guidelines....

KayTee87 Mon 20-Jun-16 14:20:10

I wouldn't worry about it then if they aren't smile I'm surprised they even told you the estimated weight tbh as it is very unreliable.

PeppaPigStinks Mon 20-Jun-16 15:44:14

Actually I would mention it to your midwife.
This is only based on me having what seems likely to have been undiagnosed gest diabetes and ending up with a big baby. I had none of the 'risk factors'!

I don't want to scare or frighten you but I would ask for a glucose tolerance test!

bippitybopityboo Mon 20-Jun-16 15:48:57

What peppa said it's always worth checking smile

KayTee87 Mon 20-Jun-16 16:09:09

I've just noticed that you said 4d scan so I'm assuming this was private? If so then defo mention to your midwife! Sorry for some reason I thought it was a growth scan you'd been sent for by your midwife.

usernoidea Mon 20-Jun-16 16:14:34

Thanks all. Yes, I've had my gtt done and will mention it to my midwife. X
Really nice of you to take the time to reply X

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