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Growth scan at 37wks when fundal height has increased to 60th percentile?

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BottleBrush Tue 17-Jan-17 15:03:11

Just had a midwife appointment at 37wks.

Baby's fundal height has slowly been moving up the percentiles each time it has been measured. Starting at about 15th percentile at 28wks, moving to 20th, then to 35-40th ish, and now today it's measuring at the 60th percentile.

Midwife wan't me to have a growth scan as the measurement
"has crossed the 50th percentile".

It seems totally pointless to me. I don't want the extra hassle and stress.

If growth was slowing I would understand, but baby has gone from the lower percentiles to just above average in about 8 weeks. I can't see the problem? And I know that growth scans this late stage to do not tell you much in terms of size of the baby, which was all the midwife seemed interested in.

I don't want to do it. What do you think?

harleysmammy Tue 17-Jan-17 18:27:11

My baby is growing ahead, was 21w 5d at my 20 week scan. My sister in law is 36 weeks and they were actually going to induce her last week because of how big my nephew is, she hasnt got diabetes or anything, just a big baby like my brother lol. I thought my baby was growing smaller for dates before 20 week scan and panicked like mad, although he was bigger they said they very rarely worry big or small unless there is an underlying reason to the growth..gestational diabetes, severe malnutrition ect. I agree its quite pointless to add extra not needed stress, especially as you're already super close to your due date. I honestly wouldnt worry about it and if they offer you a scan, take the extra chance to see your little baby wriggling awaysmile x

SeashellHoarder Tue 17-Jan-17 18:36:21

Could they be worried about polyhydramos ( I think that's how you say it). Far too much water?

Alb1 Tue 17-Jan-17 20:28:53

You should take the scan, lovely last oppertunity to see your baby. And sometimes measuring bigger like that can be a sign of a problem like too much fluid and detect an underlying problem (happened in my very rare case) so it's worth being on the safe side. They are just being over cautious though I'm sure smile

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