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36 week scan showed baby 8lb 6! will i get an induction??

(5 Posts)
ballio Tue 08-Sep-09 18:13:15

Hi all
I have just had my 36 week scan and baby is showing very large 8lb 7oz and the fluid levels have gone up. I am seeing conultant on friday and would like to be induced as had previous cesarian and dont want another one

TheDMshouldbeRivened Tue 08-Sep-09 18:20:22

scans for size are very innaccurate. We were told at 36 weeks ds1 was 9 pounds so they did the section at 37 weeks assuming my dates were wrong. He was 6 pounds. And a bit early.
Induction puts greater pressure on the scar you know.

lljkk Tue 08-Sep-09 18:28:18

I would think very carefully about induction, it's usually considerd a bad idea after previous CS because of risk of scar rupture.

Did your previous CS get blamed on very large baby, then?

Late scans are notoriously inaccurate on the size.

dal21 Tue 08-Sep-09 18:28:21

Hi - I would be surprised if they agreed to induce you. I have been told that if I decide to go the VBAC route and go overdue - it will have to be csection. They will not induce someone who has had a csection due to risk of the drugs rupturing the scar.

As DM also says, scans can be hugely out. One friend of mine is being used as a teaching case - her scans all showed a 7lbish baby, was born a whopping 10lbs 13oz via em cs as she is petite and would never have been able to deliver her DS naturally.

Your consultant may put forward prospect of elective CS...are you really against another one?

ballio Tue 08-Sep-09 18:52:06

Thanks all.
My previous CS wasnt really blamed on anything but he was 9lb 3 and i am only 5ft 3 and usually 8 stone. I am against another CS but realise that may be my only option......unless baby decides to come of her own accord

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