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(Not enough) growth - third trimester?

(7 Posts)
malin100 Thu 21-Jul-16 12:25:02

My bump was measured for the first time at 29 weeks and it was measuring 27, so exactly on the 10th percentile line, from what I understand. It seems a bit concerning, especially since neither of us are tiny (above average height) and big babies run in my family. The midwife said we'll see if it stays on the same line next time (33 weeks) and take it from there.

I was just thinking though, I weighed myself for the first time in a while when I was 27 weeks. I've weighed myself once a week since, expecting to gain around a pound a week at this stage, but weighed myself again today, three weeks later, and I'm still the same weight I was 3 weeks ago. Should I be getting worried? The baby's very active but I'm worried about its growth now.

Inthehighcastle Thu 21-Jul-16 16:09:47

Try not to worry too much, you may end up going for a growth scan. I put hardly any weight on last time due to being sick so much and had a tiny bump. Went for growth scans which showed baby was growing and DS ended up a perfectly respectable 7lb 3oz

missybct Thu 21-Jul-16 16:34:30

Midwifes only tend to refer for growth scans if you're 3+ cm out, as in if you were 29 weeks and measuring 25/26 they may refer you. I can understand your worry - but from what my midwife said babies grow at different rates - as in, some will pack it on in one week, some will pack it on over three.

Incidentally, I'm high risk and have growth scans but the midwife at a routine appointment measured me 8 weeks ahead! I know that's not the case, as I had a growth scan 2 weeks ago which showed baby bang on 50 centile. I'd have been an instant referral if I wasn't already having growth scans.

LynseyH5 Thu 21-Jul-16 22:41:09

With my youngest I was measuring small at the midwife appt so was sent for a growth scan, they then told me I was well on track for an 8lb baby...who was then born at 39+1 and weighed 6lb 13oz. These measurements and growth scans aren't as accurate as I think they like to make out! My baby was just fine and is now a happy 3 yr old.

Northernlight22 Fri 22-Jul-16 08:25:20

Bump measuring definitely not accurate - I was measuring about 4 weeks ahead last week on the tape measure, but I have growth scans as well and yesterday was bang on the 50th centile. It's an approximation, not a definite science x

Dixiechick17 Fri 22-Jul-16 08:39:58

My friend measured small, had a growth scan and it instead predicted a 10lb baby, she came out at 8lbs at 41 weeks. Pregnancy weight is different for everyone, I packed it on throughout whereas some friends hardly put anything on.

malin100 Fri 22-Jul-16 22:04:53

Thanks. I'll hope it's just really inaccurate and try not to think of it until the next appointment!

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