I have been told LO will be little (my last was 5lb at term), but am a little more worried today.
Im 38 weeks on friday but only measuring 33 weeks , 2 seperate midwifes gave same reading, so know its not one off.
All of my growth scans show LO to be fine, but then it did with my DD. Is there any other reason for this? How much does water play a part in measurements?
I have appointment tomorrow but just paniced a little.
Thanks for all those that take time to reply to my silly concerns.
rough guidlines say you should measure your weeks correctly, but if your last babies weere small and healthy, then you obviously grow them the right size for your frame. are you small? is your dh small? what were your birth weights?
fluid does play a part, but if you have beens canned and they are happy, then i wouldnt worry about it.
as long as you are eating healthy and not doing anything sully (smoking/drinking etc) then 5lbish is 'normaly' for you.
anything under 61/2lb is classed as small, avg. babies weigh around 7/7.5lb but this is only an average, not a level you havev to achieve.
im short at 5foot but a med frame, DH is 6 ft tall
There was placenta failure last time which was the reason they gave for her being little last time
I have been injecting blood thinners everyday trying to stop this.
Lisa - from my experience of a IUGR pregnancy I would imagine if they are doing growth scans they are showing up fine so using this to say that the placenta is fine as the baby would show slowing down of growth if the placenta was failing and then they would do the doppler scans to prove that the slow growth was due to placenta failure if that make sense. I think (certainly was the case when I had dd 2.5 years ago) only certain people (the 2 I had were a senior registrar and a consultant) could perform the full on dopplers so presumably its easier (and dare I say cheaper) to monitor the growth initially and then refer you if these show signs of problems.
If you're 38 weeks you shouldn't have too much to worry about if they are watching you carefully. Good luck.
thanks, i guess i just dont trust them. They said my dd was going at be ok size, about 7lb. I only had dopplers last time after it was noted my water levels were low, so the placenta failue was only picked up then.
I know my water levels last week were 11, and been told anything 10 or less is a worry. Sorry im just ramberling now.
as i said have appointment at hospital tomorrow, so am just being silly. I know i am. My consultant isnt very understanding and is a bit of a bully Im tackling the vbac/csection/induction questions tomorrow, so should be fun.
My friends had a tough time at the end of their 3rd pregnancy (new hospital) as the obstetric team thought the baby had stopped growing and wanted to deliver it prematurely.
Dad was 5 ft 4, Mum 4 ft 11, previous babies were both healthy but under 5lb at term - not really a surprise then that this one would be little too as otherwise it would have a tough time getting out.
Perhaps this one is taking after you more at the moment than dad and babies don't tend to grow bigger than can get out with (relative) ease.