View Full Version : Measuring big for dates
Had a midwife appointment this afternoon and she mentioned that the baby is rather large and measuring two weeks ahead of my dates.
This doesn't come as a complete surprise as I'm reasonably tall and my OH is 6ft2/3ish.
Just wondering, for others of you who were told you were measuring big, did you have particularly large babies in the end?
Am not relishing the prospect of giving birth to some kind of giant!
She measured my bump with her fingers so didn't really seem overly accurate I have to say...
With DD1 i was measuring 2 wks more than what i was from 30 wks and did so until 39wks and she was 6lb 13 :teehee: so she werent big, but she was very long, being 59cm :shock: she was like a snake with a big head :teehee:
I measured 2 wks ahead for my dates from about 26 wks right up until she was born.
BUT they did put me almost 2 wks back when they scanned me at 15 wks :rolleyes: so that would make complete sense.
What DIDN'T make any sense is that they "estimated" my baby's weight at 8;b 2 or something at full term, i'm only 5ft and small framed so my MW was getting concerned towards the end that my baby was too big for me to deliver naturally, i was told on several occasions that if i was STILL measuring too big in X amount of weeks i'd have a detailed growth scan but in the end it never happened.
She turned up almost bang on time, (well according to the scan date anyway, from my LMP she WAS 2 wks late) and weighed in at a MARHOOSIVE 6lb 3oz :lol:
I KNOW she was late because there is NO WAY i ovulated as late as they said i did, ALSO the 1st thing the MW said when she was born was "OMG how overdue is this poor little thing" :rolleyes: and when she went for a hip scan at 6 wks the lady scanning her said she had the bones of a 10 wk old baby not a 6 wk old baby and commented that she was late!
You are right - it's not a very accurate way to get measured so you can't read too much into it! My friend was measured by a midwife in the morning and was told she was large for dates and then seen at the hospital for other reasons that afternoon and told she was measuring small!!! I've known literally DOZENS of women who've been told they are having a 'big baby' and have then been rather shocked to have a 6 or 7lber.
I did measure largish for dates but I'm very tall and so are all my family (my dad is 6ft 7"!) so it would have suprised me to have a small baby.
Anyway Alex was 9lb 4oz which I guess some people would class as 'large' but he was a perfectly acceptable size for my body and he sort of flew out :oops: (not sure about what that says about the size of my foof but hey :teehee:). Physically it wasn't a hard labour at all (it was hard for other reasons but nothing to do with his size).
I was measuring 40 weeks at 36 weeks and Matthew was 9lb 6oz when he was born.
They didn't seem particularly worried about his size though.
At my 28 week appointment I noticed that the midwife measured me as 30 weeks - despite a transverse lie which usually shortens the bump!
She obviously didn't think it important as she didn't even mention it, just wrote it down in the relevant box.
Thanks everyone. I'm not overly concerned, more curious really and would be pretty surprised if my OH and I managed to produce a particularly small baby. I have a feeling he is going to be long and skinny like both his parents though.
If he does turn out to be a hefty one then lets hope I have a fouf like yours hey Woolly, I quite like the idea of him flying out :teehee: .
I was measureing HUGE, and had a couple of extra ultrasounds towards the end but F was a normal size (just under 9 lb at 10 days over....)
oh yeah and she shot out too - I had just about managed to convince the midwife the baby was coming when I heard her cry...
At 28 weeks i was measuring 34 weeks but i found out i had polyhydramnuis
I was expecting a big baby though as they run in my family my brother was 11lbs 6...
Alfie was born at 39 weeks and was 9lbs 3
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.