Post # 1
I had my 36 week scan this morning and she is weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces. The tech doing the ultrasound didnt say anything so we figured this was good. Curiousity got the best of me and I just googled this and so far everything I have read on other blogs are saying 5 pounds something. So does this mean my baby is large? What did your baby weigh at your 36 week scan?
Post # 2
My daughter was born at 36w4d and she weighed 6 pounds 3oz
Post # 3
Estimated weights are notoriously inaccurate. My son was 7lb something at 36 weeks, he was born at 38+6 and was 9lb1
Post # 4
Those scans are so inaccurate. They can be easily plus or minus a pound. My son was measuring small on those scans but was born at exactly 36 weeks and was 6 lbs 13 oz.
Post # 5
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I just wanted to agree that it’s really hard to tell. I had to have a 36ish week growth scan as well. They were concerned that baby was measuring wrong because I was smaller than expected. Turns out my uterus just lives way more in my left side and she measured a week ahead during the scan so they became concerned about oversized baby and started watching me like hawks. She came at 41.1 weeks and was 7.6 oz. So it’s really hard to know what your baby will weigh 🙂
Post # 6
Agree with PPs, I wouldn’t put much stock into those estimates. I had several growth ultrasounds bc I kept losing weight and got vastly different percentile measurements every single time. LO was born a bit early at 38+4 and was 7lbs 5oz which is pretty much average.
Post # 7
my midwife doesn’t do a 36 week scan unless there is an issue and she doesn’t guess weight because the measurements are always way off. My bump measured ahead of schedule every single visit (and I did IVF so no question on conception date) and I thought I was in for a monster baby like my husband was but at 37+4 she popped out at 6 pounds 11 ounces.
Post # 8
I had a 37 week scan because I was measuring small. DD measured 7.5lbs at that time. So we expected her to be about 9lbs when I delivered at 41w. She was 6lbs 10oz when she was born, significantly smaller than the 37 week measurement.
Post # 9
Thank you laides!!! Its funny because after reading what you guys wrote, I had my weekly checkup with the doctor. When she did hte internal exam she said the baby is doing great and that the baby is on track at 5 pounds 5 ounces. I kind of laughed because really how does she know? Plus its so different than the utlra sound so they really dont know. I guess the day she is born is when I will truly know her weight.
Post # 10
My youngest was delivered at 34 weeks because she wasn’t growing and had almost no amniotic fluid. They expected her to weigh at least 4 lbs but she ended up only weighing 2 lbs 15 oz. I had several level 3 scans done by a maternal fetal medicine specialist too. He wasn’t concerned about my baby at all. He said she was just genetically small, as my 2 full term babies only weighed 6 lbs. Thankfully, my obgyn was far more concerned and monitored me closely.
Post # 11
My oldest weighed 9lbs 9oz ( yes, still a big baby) when she was born at 37 weeks. That week before I had my emergency csection, they said she was going to weigh over 10lbs. Those scans are not accurate at all. You won’t know till your baby is born
Post # 12
oh my goodness, what a teeny tiny little nugget! So glad your OB was on top of that and everything turned out okay.
Post # 13
eldest son was actually born at 36+1 and he weighed 7 pounds 12 oz.
We knew he was going to be a big guy we had been having scans done since I was 5 weeks pregnant due to being high risk.
Post # 14
My second child was 7.5lb at 35 weeks and 9lb12oz born at almost 41 weeks however my third child was estimated to be 7lb at 36 weeks and was 7lb15oz when born at 39+3.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t think too much about it. Those scans can be up to 2lbs off in either direction!