(Closed) Baby overweight in ultrasound and Gestational Diabetes

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know of many babies who were measured incorrectly.  

Post # 17
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

I’m going with PP here. Don’t stress. I measured 3 weeks ahead with my son at every visit past 24-26 weeks. I was told by the doc and sonogram tech that he was going to be at least 8lbs. I was advised to have a repeat c section, since he was measuring so big. They pulled him out of me and he was the tiniest thing I’d ever seen. All 5lbs 15oz. I was not a happy person to say the least because I wanted to have a vbac so badly. Don’t trust the measurements, they’re all estimations. 

Post # 18
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My baby always measured 2-4 weeks ahead of schedule on the ultrasound and they said he was going to be a beast (like bigger than 10 pounds).  I went into labor a month early and at the ultrasound a few days before i had him they were guestimating his weight at like 8 pounds – he was only 7 pounds when born – so dont put too much thought into their “estimate” it is usually really off.

Post # 19
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015


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alleycat1984:  I don’t remember what I was measuring, it was approximately 15 years ago, but I do remember measuring larger than what my son should have been.  When he was born he ended up being 10lbs 2oz.  I didn’t have gestational diabetes and he didn’t end up with diabetes.  He was healthy and all ended well.  I don’t know if that helps at all, but just know that even if your lil one isn’t so little it doesn’t mean anything is necessarily wrong. 

Post # 20
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I feel like they ALWAYS overestimate the baby’s weight. My SIL was 36 weeks pregnant with my nephew, had an ultrasound and they told her he was going to be 9-10 pounds. Well he was 5 days OVERDUE and was 7lbs 3oz. Um yeah not even close. Don’t put too much thought into this at all. 

Post # 22
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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alleycat1984:  Seriously?! Wow, I would consider finding another provider, unless you really like everything else about him. Pregnancy is anxiety-provoking enough without a practitioner who focuses on worst-case scenarios.

Post # 24
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

2 weeks isn’t too crazy. Baby’s growth might not be linear. Maybe your baby just had a growth spurt before your ultrasound and will be closer to average at your next visit. And as long as everything is still proportional, that’s probbaly a healthy baby. If your baby keeps measuring further ahead – like at your next ultrasound he’s 4 weeks ahead – that might be concerning.

If you do end up with GDM though, feel free to message me. I’m at 30 weeks now and got diagnosed a few weeks ago. No prior indicators at all that this would happen to me. I’m controling it well with diet but boy is it stressful figuring out what you can and can’t eat. I hope you have more support than me, but it sounds like your doctor isn’t a super-supportive person either. So if you need help, I’d be happy to talk

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