(Closed) Did you measure big during your pregnancy? Did you have a big baby or go early?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What was your experience?

    I always measured big and went full term, with a big baby

    I always measured big and went full term with an average baby

    I always measured big and went early, with a big baby

    I always measured big and went early, with an average baby

    I measured big at first, and growth slowed down at the end

  • Post # 2
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I measured big with both of mine all the way up to the end. My first was born on time and weighed 8#9oz.  My second was born two weeks early, by c-section, due to my blood pressure being very elevated.  He weighed 10#5oz. I measured 4 weeks bigger with him from about 28 weeks on. 

    Post # 3
    1549 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t trust the measurements at all!! i was on track the whole time, sometimes a little under. In all of my third trimester ultrasounds they said I had really large amounts of fluid (right up to 41 weeks) but my baby was average. I delivered at 41 weeks a biiiig 10lbs+ monster…I mean…baby. 

    Post # 4
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    It’s better to measure bigger than smaller! You have enough fluid and a healthy growing baby 🙂

    Post # 6
    4114 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wouldn’t put too much stock in fundal measurements at all. They can be off for so many reasons – position of baby, fluid levels, etc. 

    I measured about 2 weeks ahead with DD from about 16 weeks on or so. She was 25 days early, no problems, and 6lbs, 15oz. All measurements were done by ultrasound

    I’m currently 26 weeks along with DS and he’s been measuring big since 14 weeks or so. I had a growth scan yesterday and he was a full 2 weeks ahead. But he’s breech, so even the doctor said not to fret abotu it since position can skew the size results. We’ll see when he shows up and how big he is 🙂 

    Post # 7
    9795 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I usually measured big but not by quite that much, either on track, or 1 or 2 weeks ahead (fundal height measurements).  I wouldn’t put much stock in it.  I had mine at 41w (induced) and she was 7lbs 4 oz.

    Post # 9
    4368 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I measured ahead my entire pregnancy. …at least 2 weeks. He did come 2 weeks early, but was also very long. He was 7lbs14 ounces. 

    Post # 10
    2803 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    With my first, I measured exact the entire pregnancy. He was a week late and small (5lb 13oz)

    My second measured two weeks ahead, she was only one day early and was pretty average at 7lb 11oz.

    Post # 11
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I measured about a week ahead the whole time. He came four days late at 8 pounds 8 ounces.

    Post # 12
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I measured normal and on point with my daughter. Was induced at 41w5d. They thought she’d be about 8lba due to measurements so didnt induce until my Bridal Party went wonky. I was expecting an average sized baby. I was huge but also 210lbs pre pregnancy. She was 10lbs 12oz and 23.5 inches long. Jokes on me I guess lol

    Post # 13
    48 posts

    my belly was consistently measuring 1-2 weeks ahead. DD was born 23 days early at 6lbs10oz

    Post # 14
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My first I measured right on track or a week ahead sometimes. DD was born on her due date and was 8 lbs 12 oz. Second time I always measured 2-3 weeks ahead, I had a csection 9 days after due date and DS was 11 lbs 13 oz. 

    Post # 15
    8879 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    From 30 weeks onwards I measured 3 weeks ahead at every appt. They kept saying I had a big baby. I didn’t understand why they let me go overdue. I was induced 9 days overdue, she arrived the next day at 9lbs 3.5oz.

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