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Baby stop growing at 35 weeks Carrie Eva 1 child; Los Angeles, California 251 posts
17th Mar '11

I just got back from my appointment and I was told I've lost weight and the baby hasn't grown at all, he should be over a lb heavier since my last appointment but there have been no changes. They have me coming back in 1 week to see if there is a difference. Any other mamas out there who had this issue? What will happen if he isn't growing by next week?

4ever changed [+1] 15 kids; 46082 posts
17th Mar '11
Quoting Carrie Eva:" I just got back from my appointment and I was told I've lost weight and the baby hasn't grown at all, ... [snip!] ... see if there is a difference. Any other mamas out there who had this issue? What will happen if he isn't growing by next week?"


Prob induce you

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
17th Mar '11

If the baby doesn't grow they will likely induce.



It's not always a problem though. My daughter measured behind, we didn't induce because she was still perfectly healthy. I had her at 39 weeks 6lbs 5oz. She was on the smaller side but she was just fine.

jaela's♥mommy {BBM} 1 child; Lewisville, Texas 10628 posts
17th Mar '11

same thing happened to me, baby stopped growing at 35 weeks, at 38 weeks they gave me an ultrasound and she weighed less than 5 lbs so they sent me to the hospital to induce that night. she was perfectly healthy, just really small. they said her umbilical cord was really short and thin so she wasn't getting good nutrition, but they didnt know why that happened. im sure everything will be fine so try not to worry.

Carrie Eva 1 child; Los Angeles, California 251 posts
17th Mar '11

His heart beat is perfect, but he went from measuring over a week ahead in size to 2 weeks behind. I have an appointment next week to see if there is any growth, so would they make a decision then or keep letting him try?

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
17th Mar '11
Quoting Carrie Eva:" His heart beat is perfect, but he went from measuring over a week ahead in size to 2 weeks behind. I ... [snip!] ... I have an appointment next week to see if there is any growth, so would they make a decision then or keep letting him try?"


It all depends on how he looks when they check. My daughter measured ahead early on, she slimmed out and measured behind and I had a small belly, when we checked her out she was healthy and they knew I didn't want to be induced so we just rode it out. Had she looked too small we would have induced, but the average size for babies is 6-10lbs at full term so some are just petite but healthy.