(Closed) big baby…measuring 4 weeks ahead…yowza!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh wow! I totally understand no intervention, but maybe it might be a good idea to think about induction so you won’t have to worry about c section as much?  Just a thought, i totally get why you don’t want either! I have actually not heard of a baby measuring so far ahead, but I know hubs and his sister were both large babies (9+ lbs)…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow!  Are you 100% sure you know when your baby was conceived?  If your estimate was off for that then maybe it could explain why you measure so far ahead…

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just went in for my 34/35 week appointment yesterday and am having a growth scan next week because of measuring big.  I say 34/35 because they have already moved my EDD from August 18th (LMP) to August 12th (based on AS size).  Now they are thinking it could be even earlier!!!

I’m not sure why they want the scan though because he said he still wouldn’t induce me right away and my internal showed that I was still “closed up”. 

Can you maybe talk to them about natural induction methods before looking at medical inductions or c-sections?! 

Hope it goes well for you! 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had the opposite experience; Addie measured behind for quite a bit of my pregnancy, and my last ultrasound (like a week before she was born) estimated her to be just over 5 pounds.  She was born a very healthy 6 pounds, 7 ounces, so I really think so much of it has to do with the way the baby is positioned, and how you’re carrying.

Your doctor may just be trying to prepare you for a possibility you probably weren’t thinking about before.  If you are really not interested in interventions, you should tell your doctor.  The two of you need to be on the same page and you need to figure out a game plan together. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I measured ahead as well. I had a sono at around 38 weeks and baby T was estimated to be 7lbs 8 oz. At 40 weeks I had another sono and he was estimated to be 9 lbs 12oz. Baby T was born vaginally at 41W3D weighing 10lbs 9oz. So the estimates were right on. They told me they can vary by up to 2lbs either way though.I was induced and my midwife called the on call OB from the same office to come and monitror since I was pushing for a total of 3 hours.

You can deliver a 10lb+ baby vaginally. It’s very rare that you will have a baby that is too big for your body to deliver. Also a lot of moms who measure big and are induced or have a c-section have avg sized babies. If you want to go vaginal, then do it. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I agree, it may just be baby’s position. I was measuring big last week and had another ultrasound, but my due date stayed the same. I think if they change your dude date, THEN something different may happen. Ultrasounds can show something different just b/c of the baby’s position, so they could say 9lbs and baby is 7lbs.

I say wait it out for a while and see what happens and then plan together.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

First off congrats!!

Second off, my sister had the same experience! She measured 4 weeks ahead of her due date her entire pregnancy.  Her son was born at a healthy and not enormous 7lbs 8oz.  However, after delivering her placenta the Doctors were shocked at the size of that.  So, maybe that could be causing them to think you’re having a bigger baby?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is a bit off the subject, but this post reminds me of a story I heard on the news yesterday.

A few days ago, here in Texas, a woman gave birth to a 16 pound baby!! 24 inches long w/ a 17 inch chest!!

Now thats a big baby!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My hospital has a group of midwives and, if you go through them, the majority of your appointments are group appointments. One of the girls in my group, found out that her baby is measuring 3wks ahead. Everything has been perfectly normal. They were taking her in for some extra ultrasounds because they think her dates were off. That could definitely be a possibility for you.

I would try to stick to your guns as much as possible when it comes to induction & csections. I know so many people that have had vaginal births with large babies. It is possible!! As long as you and baby are doing fine, I wouldnt let them push you into a direction that you don’t want!

I hope you get some answers soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I was measuring 2 weeks ahead for a while, but now at 38 weeks I’m back to normal. You still have a while for things to change, and like others said, ultrasounds can be off a bit.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

uh…. I’ve been measuring quite a bit ahead throughout my pregnancy. At 14 weeks I was measuring 20 weeks. At 19 weeks I was measuring 26 weeks. At 24 weeks I measured at 26/27 weeks. I seem to be leveling out, but it still scares the crap out of me! Keep us updated!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nope, not weird. Both my nephews were over 9lbs and my SIL is teeny tiny and so is her family. I always tease her that they sucked all the nutrients out of her body! hehe.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I consistently measured 2 weeks ahead (I was charting so I knew exactly when we conceived) my whole pregnancy.  My doctors weren’t concerned since baby was evenly measuring 2 weeks ahead (no abnormal size difference between belly estimates and head estimates, etc).  I was all set to have a healthy 8 or 9 lb baby.  Turns out baby decided to arrive 11 days earlier than my due date and was perfect at 6 lbs 10 oz.  Definitely take those measurements with a grain of salt. 

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