Is anyone having a large baby?

Cassie - posted on 01/07/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am just now 29 weeks and had an ultrasound that revealed that my lil' guy is 3.4 lbs. Is this too large for a 29 week pregnancy? Has anyone else been told that they are having a heavy baby?

Side note: I do not have gestational diabetes or any other medical factor which would cause a large baby. He also appeared very developed for a 29 week year, with big chubby cheeks and a round tummy! My date of conception has been verified by two doctors, this is just a recent growth spurt.

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Elizabeth - posted on 01/26/2012

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Those ultrasounds aren't completely accurate. They can't measure weight the way they do length and head size, they can only guess and in my experience they usually overestimate.

I have known a few people who were told they need to have c sections because their baby was going to be too big for them to have (9+ pounds for tiny little women, which is still crap but that's what they've been told) and then they have 6 or 7 pound babies.

Jennie - posted on 01/17/2012

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I am! At 29 weeks my lil girl was weighing in at 3lbs 9oz! The ultrasound tech said huh yeah she's gonna be a big one. Freaked me out! lol I have 2 other children. One was preemie at 4lbs 15oz and the other was 6lbs 13oz at 39 weeks. At my last ultrasound she was breech so I hope she turns soon before she gets too big! I don't care if she's big as long as she's healthy. Good luck with your big lil fella :)

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Amy - posted on 01/22/2012

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Im almost 33 weeks and our little man is measuring 3 weeks ahead, I have a growth scan next week to assess his weight. I dont have gestational diabetes as I did with my daughter and hes still a chubby bubby!! We had a 4d scan done and our little man also is a big boy with chubby cheeks and forearms!

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