I'm currently 41+2, i went to hospital today for a stretch and sweep (which they never ended up doing)
they measured me and I'm only measuring at 37 weeks after being spot on for the entire pregnancy. This was my first appointment in 3 weeks and I feel like it was really rushed and I'm so confused about everything.
They've booked me in for a growth scan tomorrow and I'm just awake worrying and confused as to why they didn't do it today. I'm also meant to be induced on Sunday and I'm terrified (I've been induced before and it wasn't THAT bad I'm just totally restless and have a million worries at the moment)
If there was any serious concerns I'm sure they would've dealt with them today .
You're maybe just overthinking as it's coming to crunch time and it's all getting a bit real.
I found with appointments they all went by very quickly and I almost never remembered anything they told me. Why don't you try writing down what's worrying you and you can bring it with you tomorrow to make sure you get all of you questions answered ?
Tape measure measurements of bumps are notoriously innacurate and only a rough indication.
Scans are usually booked up weeks in advance with a few spare for growth scans etc that are needed sooner. I would say getting one the next day is pretty good going, although the haste is probably because you are already at full term rather than because they are concerned anything is seriously wrong. If they were concerned you would have likely been admitted for monitoring at this stage.
My friend had a similar experience and when the baby appeared was actually a ten pounder! I’ve never trusted the tape measurer method, always seems so unreliable. It is bound to be a bit of a worry but try not to think the worst as if it was urgent they would have done more today. Get some sleep and good luck with everything!
For the measurements thing DO NOT worry! When the baby drops down into the pelvis ready to come out then it will sit lower so the measurement to the top of the bump will be less. Totally normal If growth has slowed on the scan they might induce you earlier but as someone else said- if there were any immediate concerns they would have admitted you. Good luck!
The lady my Mum has just been a doula for was told the baby was measuring at 5lb 4oz according to their scans and they tried to induce her. She decided to wait a few more weeks to let the baby grow. They then did another scan after 2 weeks and said the baby hadn't grown.. If anything she was smaller.
Anyway she ended up being born a day later and weighed 6lb 7oz! So they were way off!!
Basically there is no way to tell until the baby is here so try not to worry 😊