Has anyone measured too big before? This is my second and I am measuring three weeks ahead of where I should be. Any advice?

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Courtney - posted on 11/10/2008

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oh honey I measure anywhere from 3- 6 weeks ahead with all three of mine. I tend to have alot of fluid but in the last month I measure closer to my due date and everything was fine. I am a firm believer that every women's body is different. Some of my girlfriends are still wearing regular clothes in the 2nd tirmester. I on the other hand wear maternity from about week 6.

Allison - posted on 11/11/2008

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If I remember right, measuring about two weeks off either way is normal. I wouldn't worry too much. I think that usually our bodies know what they can handle (USUALLY). I measured normal with my son and he was 6 weeks early and was 6 lbs 6 oz (he should have been about 4-5lbs) and with my daughter I was measuring huge and she came 7 weeks early weighing 6 lbs 1 oz (she should have been 3-4 lbs). It could be that you have a lot of fluid, too. They can measure the babe itself with an ultrasound if they think that the baby is really big and not just your belly. Don't worry!

Barb - posted on 11/10/2008

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I measured big with my second, about 4 weeks before he was born I measured the same size I did when my daughter was born. She weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces. He was a scheduled c-section and was born about 10 days before his due date. He weighed 9 pounds 9 ounces and was very healthy. I can't imagine how big he would have been if he had gone the extra 10 days. He was not a scheduled c-section because I was measuring big, I had a previous c-section and thought it to be best to have the second this way. I wouldn't worry to much, just be sure to ask your doctor about anything that you are concerned with and if there is anything to be worried about. You might want to prepare for a big baby. I knew he would be big, but didn't think he would be this big. You would never know that the skinny little thing that runs around our house terrorizing his sister was that big when he was born. Goodluck, hope all goes well for you.

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Taylor - posted on 09/16/2012

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So Im 12 weeks and some and they told me my baby was measuring at 12cm....does this seem like too big for a 12 week old baby?

Gemma Louise - posted on 09/13/2012

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I measured 2weeks bigger with my son they Told me it was just fluid but he was 9lb3oz now i am 27weeks pregnancy with my second. Son but im. Measuring 31weeks 4 weeks bigger im abit worried hes going to be even bigger.

Maureen - posted on 11/11/2008

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Hey Sondra,

Depending on how far along you are and the baby's size (being consistant with dates) as well as how old your first child is, it is probably normal. Keep in mind that bodies change in Most cases with previous pregnancies. If you had an ultrasound early in the pregnancy and the baby's size is still consistant with that date, than it is probably just the way your body is changing. Good Luck.

Maureen, RDMS (ultrasound tech)

Brianne - posted on 11/11/2008

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I measured 3 weeks bigger with my second baby...he ended up being born 2 days early by induction because of decreased fetal movement and decreased heart rate on baby, but he was only 6lbs 12 oz. He was just fine!!! I measured big by 3 weeks at my 32 week appointment and then my next appointment I measured 2 weeks bigger and then by my next appointment I was right on schedule!

Jennifer - posted on 11/11/2008

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U's measurements aren't that accurate, it is just an estimate. Chances are your baby won't be that big when born. All of my kids have measured big, and were only slightly above average when born (on their due dates). There really isn't anything that you can do, as it has nothing to do with what, or how much you are eating. Did you know the exact date of you LMP? Also if your cycle isn't he average 28 day cycle your EDD could be off as well.

Pamela - posted on 11/10/2008

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Like a few others...I had extra amniotic fluid and measured big because of it with my first. My midwife had me go in for non-stress testing once a week just to be sure things were okay. My son was born 4 days after his due date. He was 7lbs 10oz and perfectly healthy!

Lisa - posted on 11/10/2008

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I don't remember with my first, as he is 11 years old, but with my daughter I measured big most of my pregnancy. They actuially bumped my due date up 2 weeks. She ended up being born a week late, 3 date before her induction was schedule. She also was only 7 lbs 9 oz.

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2008

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I measured 2 weeks ahead with both of my kids. I went to high risk docs at Johns Hopkins and theytold me that measuring ahead is not big deal. the most accurate measurement is early ultrasound for predicting due dates.

Margaret - posted on 11/10/2008

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I measured big with all four of my children, gained ALOT of weight and yes, had 9 to 10ob babys...but went back down to 125 after a few months and all my children are average sized to skinny kids now at the ages of 4,5,7 and 10. My 7 yr old was 9lb 9oz and he looks like I don't feed him now.



Don't stress, everything will balance in the end...God made each of us unique and a no one should tell you other wise:)

Kim - posted on 11/10/2008

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Just so you know.. when the ob does the measurement of the uterus, it is never exact. just like a lot of things, it is user dependent. More than likely, if this continues or if you get rapidly bigger, you will get another ultrasound to evaluate the baby. i measured small by 6wks and had a 8lb boy. good luck with the rest of pregnancy.

Nickie - posted on 11/10/2008

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My friend measured 4 weeks ahead and had to have her fluid tested. She ended up having excess fluid which could have meant the babies kidneys were not working. When she went in 2 months later to be measured again she was normal. She was told that it does happen and fix it self. When you get an ultrasound ask if the baby is swallowing. That should be a good sign. Good luck and I hope things work out.

Deirdre - posted on 11/10/2008

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I'm also measuring 4-5 weeks bigger than what I should be with my 2nd pregnancy- many people are asking me if I'm having twins- but the dr doesn't seem concerned, especially since I'm having a c-section. If they've checked and cleared you for gestational diabetes, I wouldn't worry. Good luck and how exciting!!!

Debbie - posted on 11/10/2008

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I just went to the doctor and I am also measuring three weeks more then I suppose to be. The doctor didn't seemed worried about it but said if I measured bigger again at my next appointment then I would have to go in for an ultrasound to measure the baby. I have big babies though. My first was 9 lbs 6 ozs and my second was 10lbs 3 oz. I wouldn't worry about it until you doctor says something. It could just be that you have a really long baby or maybe they measured wrong or even that maybe your due date is sooner then you thought. Hope this helps.

Leianne - posted on 11/10/2008

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I always measured too big. Near the end I was measuring 5 - 6 weeks bigger. It really didn't change much. I had my little guy 3 1\2 weeks early and he was 6lb 14 oz. I think he just would of been bigger if he was on time.

Heather - posted on 11/10/2008

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I measured big with my last pregnancy. It turned out to be alot of extra amniotic fluid. My son was born on his due date and was 7 lb 14 oz....not huge

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2008

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I have four children and out of the four pregnancies, I measured big for all 4 and all turned out fine. They were all over 8 lbs.

Jodie - posted on 11/10/2008

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Hi i measured large with my first and ended up having problems that led to an emergency I was four weeks ahead.

Korin - posted on 11/10/2008

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I have measured big with all 4 pregnancys...and I always had big babys....9.5, 10.6, and 11.6...this one I am measuring 6 weeks to big...but everybody is diff. nothing to worry about though....good luck!!

Laura - posted on 11/10/2008

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i measured big with both my daughter and son Actually also 3 weeks and my daughter was born @ 37 weeks weighing 8lbs 1oz and son on due date weighing 9lbs 9oz

Beverly - posted on 11/10/2008

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I measured big with my boys. I also gained a lot of weight with my boys. Everything was fine and they were okay sized (8lbs and 7.3 lbs).

Katrina - posted on 11/10/2008

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Yeah I measured Two weeks ahead of where i was suppose to be with my last. And get this I even went over my due date by 7 days. He was fine but he was a big boy. Everything will be ok. You may just have a big baby or extra fluid.

Amanda - posted on 11/10/2008

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I measured large with my first and my current. In both the pregnancies I had an ultrasound at 10 weeks to determine due dates. Because the early ultrasounds are the most accurate for that they never changed my due date. I measured big because give birth to big babies.

If the dr isn't worried about it, I wouldn't then ether.

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I am not gestational diabetic thank goodness...I was little worried about that but my test came back fine. Thanks ladies for your input it really does help to hear from other moms!

Charity - posted on 11/10/2008

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I did with two out of the five of mine. I just had extra amniotic fluid. They were all born perfectly healthy. Unless the doctor says something, I don't think it's anything to worry about.

Lucy - posted on 11/10/2008

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i was measuring smaller than what i should and my little girl was a healthy 7lb 8oz. i don't know how they can tell by measuring as everyone is a different shape and size. my friend was expecting the same time as me and she was told she was bigger than she should be. i wouldn't worry about it too much... if there was any serious problems i'm sure they would make you aware. hope this puts your mind at ease. lucy

Mera - posted on 11/10/2008

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I've had 5 children so far, and I measured big with at least 2 that I can remember. Everytime the baby came out smaller than expected and everything was fine. Are you gestational diabetic?

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