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39wks+3 growth scan, wats the point??

(6 Posts)
AngelEyez Tue 09-Jun-09 18:57:49

Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
My baby is due this Sunday (14th June) but I have been reffered to the hospital for a growth scan tomorrow.
Everything is fine with the babies movements shes just measuring small for dates but
this has been the case throughout my pregnancy.
What use is a growth scan this late on?
Has anyone else had to have a growth scan this late on and what was the outcome?

notevenamousie Tue 09-Jun-09 19:01:57

They might induce you if baby is small, as baby would be better off out than in if that were the case.

AngelEyez Tue 09-Jun-09 19:07:17

Yeah thats what i was thinking, my appointment was actually for today at the hospital and the dr jus felt n measured my stomach and then said "we will book you in for a scan but everything seems ok" but unfortunatly i have to go back tomorrow for the scan.
The waiting to find out is killing me!! lol

LeninGrad Tue 09-Jun-09 19:12:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dal21 Tue 09-Jun-09 19:27:49

As the other posters have said - it is a good thing that they are doing as at this stage, if they think placenta is beginning to fail, your bub is definitely better out than in.
I would make sure you have your hospital bag packed an ready (I took mine in my car boot and very nearly did need it!)

AngelEyez Tue 09-Jun-09 21:10:43

Thanks every1.
Guess I will know by this time tomorrow,
We are going to take my hospital bag tomorrow just in case.

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