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36 weeks

(11 Posts)
Gabby786 Mon 03-Oct-16 01:06:26

Is 5lb 13 at 36 weeks big? It seems big to me.

Whatsername17 Mon 03-Oct-16 06:55:47

Not really. Especially if you are going by a scan - it's notoriously an unreliable way of predicting. My sil was told her dd was around 6lb and she was 9lb6oz! Likewise people have reported that they were told baby was big and then ended up having a 6lber. Really do not worry x

frenchknitting Mon 03-Oct-16 07:21:19

DS was born at 36wks and was 6lb 9, so I don't think that's especially big?

Oysterbabe Mon 03-Oct-16 07:34:20

Not really. They're supposed to gain about 1/2lb a week from here which would make baby just under 8lbs at due date.

NovemberInDailyFailLand Mon 03-Oct-16 08:59:51

Hehe, was estimated 6-7 lb at week 36. Don't worry! smile

Baz13 Mon 03-Oct-16 10:46:21

I was told baby was 5lb 12oz at 34 weeks, sonographer said baby is measuring bigger than average at that stage, and she's estimated to be a heavy 8lb-9lb at her DD- but you can never be certain with these things.

Becciilouisex3 Mon 03-Oct-16 11:19:14

That's a pretty average weight. The last trimester of pregnancy is when bubs is packing on fat rather than just developing their systems etc. They generally gain half a pound a week on average and slow down in the last couple of weeks so that sounds like a perfectly reasonable weight to me.

Also, if you're going on a growth scan, be aware they advise it can be around 30% out either side smile

Gabby786 Mon 03-Oct-16 11:27:37

Yes I hope she's not over 8. The thought of pushing out a big baby for my first is so scary lol! As I wasn't a big baby nor was my husband I would be surprised if this one is a chunked lol

NovemberInDailyFailLand Mon 03-Oct-16 11:53:32

It'll be ok. No need to be scared! First labours can last a while so there'll be plenty of time for your body to prepare.

DetailedConfusion Mon 03-Oct-16 12:13:05

It's the head that's the difficult part to get out and head size will be the same(ish) whether the baby is 7lbs or 9lbs.

My two dc were 8lbs 3 and 8lbs 9 and I had an easier birth x 100 with the 8lb 9 one!

Oysterbabe Mon 03-Oct-16 12:36:14

That's so true about the head circumference. My DD was 4lbs 13 and her head was 33.5cms. My friend's baby was almost 9lbs and the head was 36cm, surprisingly not much bigger.

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