Baby weight

Mariah - posted on 07/29/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hello my baby is weighing at 3 lbs 8 oz at 29 weeks 6 days, and the doctor said he's measuring one week ahead and he's in the 61 percentile , does that mean he may arrive earlier than the due date?


Jodi - posted on 07/29/2015




These estimates a doctor gives you are exactly that - estimates. They aren't accurate and may not even be close. Right through my pregnancy I had different estimates based on measurements, and they were mostly wrong. At one stage they thought I was a month out on my dates because my daughter measured too small, then the next times, they said she would be a 7lb baby. She ended up a 5lb 2 oz baby at full term. They honestly only estimate.

Due dates are also not firm - they are estimated based on your last menstrual period, not exact date of conception. Only a small percentage of babies are born on their estimated due date anyway.

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