Hello brave ladies. My ds was born late preterm at 34 weeks and 4 days. He was 4 13 born and home after 3 days. Were very lucky. He's now 6 weeks old. Hv came today did his weight 7 7 so he's on 25th centile. She did his head circumference and length was 2nd centile. She'd plotted the head circumference and length on the chart for full term babies so I queried her and she said it was right. We plotted in on his adjusted age (1 week) and he's 50th! Does anyone have issues with hv not getting prematurity?
My health visitors are good at plotting correctly on charts but generally rubbish at giving advice. They always give advice based on her actual age and when I ask if that’s still the case with her prematurity they get quite vague, for example at 6 weeks past her actual birth date they said she should start smiling any day when we’d been told by the hospital not to expect that until 6 weeks past her due date. The same with pretty much everything and it caused me a lot of worry as I didn’t know whether something was wrong.
My HV got it completely wrong! DS was born at 36 plus 3 and was 5 4. HV got somehow confused and plotted him as being born at 37 weeks. Not quite sure what she did but she plotted it so he was on the 25th centile...the next HV out to see us had to correct it and he's actually on the 9th! She did try to explain it but obviously wasn't sure herself. So I don't really understand how it works being crap at maths does not help