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36 weeks scan, baby measuring 32-33 weeks, should I worry?

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LauraI1978 Fri 21-Aug-09 13:05:32

Hello. Just had the 36 weeks scan yesterday (being monitored every 4 weeks due to low BMI and history of high BP), and the baby's growth seems to have slowed down a lot since the last scan. At 32 weeks it was measuring 32-33 weeks, now it measures just over 33 weeks. The consultant said it could be a number of reasons, such as an ageing placenta, or the baby just having its own individual growth pattern, with periods of high/slow growth... Should I be worried?

peanutbutterkid Fri 21-Aug-09 14:26:47

Did they not offer you an extra indepth scan (or is that what you're already having regularly)? Where they look at the blood flow in the cord, for instance?

I did the same thing, bump measurement wise, it's quite common I think. Scan showed baby was growing fine, and baby was born fine almost 6 weeks later. Was my biggest baby of the 4, at 8lb11oz, so big enough for me!

LauraI1978 Fri 21-Aug-09 14:47:48

Thanks Peanutbutterkid. Blood flow through the cord was not mentioned, but they did ask me to go back in 2 weeks for another scan and meanwhile I have to keep a close eye on baby's movements. I really hope the baby just got a bit lazy after all the growth it had to do before and everything will be fine in the end.

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