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DC2 Growth Scans Small side of NORMAL!!

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BugabooMom Fri 17-Mar-17 23:11:11

Currently 35+3 with DC2 having growth scans every 2 weeks for the last 4 weeks saying baby is on the small side of normal DC1 was born at 39wks weighing 6lbs 1/2oz!! What does this even mean saying baby is measuring ok just small side of NORMAL confused

arbrighton Sat 18-Mar-17 09:27:54

probably means below 50th centile but not right at bottom end. So below average but not tiny.

BeccaSays Sat 18-Mar-17 11:42:10

Hi, my baby was also measuring small...he dropped from 31st percentile to 7th percentile on my 35 week scan so went for further Doppler scans to keep an eye on placenta cord performance and was induced at 37 weeks to be on the safe side. They'd predicted my baby was 4lb 10oz at 35 weeks but was born 4lb 7oz. We were under the neonatal transitional care team for 5 days in post labour ward and treated for jaundice, but other than that he is small but perfectly formed! Don't worry! He is 3rd percentile, so tiny, but already 5lb 9oz when weighed on weds so he's doing well. Have they estimated the weight for you?

BeccaSays Sat 18-Mar-17 11:43:10

I should say he's now 3 weeks and 5 days old smile

kel1493 Sat 18-Mar-17 11:49:44

Hi, I had to have a scan at 37 weeks, as I was only meandering 30 weeks gestation. Everything was fine. My baby was born 6 days late, weighing 6lb 7oz, bang on the 9th centile.
Try not to worry, u know it's easier said than done. I'm sure everything will be fine

FeelingForSnow Sat 18-Mar-17 12:54:17

Try not to worry if the doctors aren't. If they suspect a problem they would not have allowed to go home before it is safe.
My baby measures just under 10th centile at the moment. I'm 31+2. Have another scan in week and a half.
It's exactly what I was told that the baby is on the small side but nothing indicates that there is a problem.
It's difficult to not worry and it is constantly on my mind.
The only thing I can recommend is to keep an eye on baby's movements.
Fingers crossed for you.

BugabooMom Mon 20-Mar-17 15:27:51

Hi thanks for the replies, they estimated baby at around 5lbs last Thursday have another scan Thursday week to check again.! My son was born at 39 weeks weighing 6lbs 1/2oz just under 10th centile.! flowers

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