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What Does It Mean If My Baby Is Measuring Big
Half bigger/smaller: If you look at the size of babies at any point in pregnancy, the average defines a point where half are bigger & half are smaller. In some respects it is comforting as baby must be getting good nutrition through the placenta. It will bare watching because baby size at the time of delivery may prevent vaginal delivery. I have seen babies 11-15 lb at birth & that can be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 33 weeks and the baby is measuring at 35 weeks 5 pounds 3 ounces . Does that mean I will have a big baby ? I'm due October 27th
Maybe: Babies gain most of their weight in the last 6 weeks or so. This is when it will make the most difference. I had a professor who said Great Danes don't have chihuahuas and chihuahuas don't have Great Danes. Are you a chihuahua or a Great Dane? ...Read more
34 weeks pregnant. Only gained 18lbs so far, but baby feels very big when she moves. Doc says I measure a week ahead. Does this mean baby will be big?
Maybe : Babies gain most of their weight in the last 6 weeks of the pregnancy so it's hard to say whether or not the baby will be big based only on this. If you or the baby's father were big, if you are diabetic, and how long the pregnancy continues are a few of the things that influence the size of the baby in addition to weight gain. Best wishes for you and the child. ...Read more
My baby is measuring in the 8th percentile at 15 weeks for growth. What are some complications? Could it mean, I will miscarry?
Follow up: 8th percentile is a little concerning, but you need to have follow up ultrasounds to watch feel growth. Now that you are out of the first trimester, your risk of miscarriage is extremely low. ...Read more
My baby is measuring to big @36 weeks. What are my chances of having a csection? Is it normal for the baby to measure bigger?
Your OB doctor may: Check to make sure you haven't developed gestational diabetes if your fetus is large for gestational age. (s)he may also do a fetal ultrasound to look for "cephalo-pelvic disproportion", (baby's head size too big for your size) ; then discuss the safest delivery option for you ; your baby. ...Read more
Sounds reasonable: Ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks for the baby, but what is the estimated fetal weight? It depends how large the baby is in relation to u, it is a good sign if if the head is down in the vagina if it is your 1st baby, a bad sign if it is not and make sure the midwife has good doctor backup as you may end up with a c-section, as the song goes if it does not fit do not force it. ...Read more
I'm 19 weeks pregnant. Midwife told me my uterus is measuring 22. Does this mean my baby is measuring small? Could this change my due date?
Sounds OK.: At nineteen weeks, the fundus (top) of the uterus is almost at the level of the navel. Measuring from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus will correspond approximately to the number of weeks you are in your pregnancy. So i don't imagine your baby is small, given what you've said. Your OB provider will check your fundal height at each visit. Good luck with your new little human. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Thank you for your answer! Does it necessarily mean this baby will be bigger then my last 2 kids since I'm currently measuring that much over?
Not a chat: The HT public site is not a chat room. Each of your questions are randomly presented to the docs that visit the site and none will see any previous question you have submitted.They are not linked. Please keep this in mind when you ask a question and make sure each question makes sense by itself.There is a chat capability in the concierge service if you sign up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a baby is measuring 4 days bigger on an ultrasound but the doctor didn't change the due date what does that mean?
See below: This could be many things. You might have got the dates wrong, in which case the baby is further along than you think. Subsequent children in a pregnancy tend to be bigger than the child before it. If you do not have gestational diabetes this is probably not something to worry about. ...Read more
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