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☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Crazyhazel89:" i was never really worried about it either. I love my ob/gyn..i wish he could be my regular dr...he was ... [snip!] ... they told me that 2d is better for diagnostic reasons and that babies sometimes look scary and like monsters in 3d ones ahhaha"


They do!

suzyq463 1 child; Iowa 220 posts
19th Apr '13

Yes, they do!

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
19th Apr '13

I hope nothing's wrong mama! Update us'

Crystalblueyes 3 kids; Idaho 545 posts
19th Apr '13

I measured big with my last 2 pregnancies. With my second child I had GD and she was delivered by c-section at 37 weeks weighing 11lbs 1oz and I had tons of fluid. My last pregnancy my daughter was born the day before my EDD. I gained 5 lbs my entire pregnancy and had tons of growth u/s. I like you freaked out before each one thinking something was wrong. Each time she was fine. At my 36 week u/s her femurs measured 41 weeks. My Dr thought she'd be around 9-9.5lbs and was allowing me to attempt a VBAC. I ended up having another c-section and she was 10lbs 2.5oz 22 inches long and again I had lots of fluid. If your Dr isn't concerned then try to relax. I know it's easier said then done. Good luck mama and I'm sure everything is fine..

Thea79814 Due July 4 (boy); 2 kids; Ohio 25 posts
20th Apr '13

I wouldn't worry too much! I measured big with all my pregnancies & my current one. I was 3-4 wks ahead with my daughters. They swore they'd be 9-10 lb babies. They were 6 pounders. I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant with my son & at my 24 week I was measuring at 31 wks. He's right on the 44% growth so far. So I wouldn't stress too bad :)

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
20th Apr '13

Measuring "big" is usually safer than measuring "small". But most of the times it's just genetics or lots of amniotic fluid and they'll just monitor you.




DD was very small. Born at 5lbs 6oz. They were freaking out about how smeall she was and I told them "It's probably just genetics, she's not got much to go off here." (I'm 5' 3", dad is 5' 6") we did lots of growth ultrasounds and she was always perfectly fine, but my amniotic fluid was low and I was scheduled to be induced. She came on her own less than 24 hours before my induction.



She's still a little girl, wearing 18m clothes at 2 years.

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
20th Apr '13

Nothing will be wrong. I always measured ahead with my first....and I am sure I will again with this one. I had too much amniotic fluid, for no reason....Baby and I had no problem.

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting Wanted: #2:" Nothing will be wrong. I always measured ahead with my first....and I am sure I will again with this one. I had too much amniotic fluid, for no reason....Baby and I had no problem. "


Are there any risks that go along with too much fluid?

Zach&Evan&Jacob'sMom 3 kids; 7 angel babies; Fall Branch, Tennessee 48611 posts
20th Apr '13

I measured ahead (fundal height) with Evan by 2-3 weeks. He was born at 39 weeks weighing 8.4 pounds. So about average.



This time I have measured 4 weeks ahead (again fundal height) since they started measuring. Partly due to a 'stretchy uterus' from having previous full term pregnancies. But also because Jacob is measuring ahead too. He was 3.8 pounds at 28 weeks when they are usually about 2 pounds. Lol. I find out on Tuesday how big he is now. I will be 34.5 weeks. He should be about 5 pounds. We shall see!



Anyway. You could be measuring ahead due to a stretchy uterus, extra fluid and a slightly big baby. Or even a combo of them. I would try not to worry right now. I am sure everything is fine :)

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting Zach&Evan&Jacob'sMom:" I measured ahead (fundal height) with Evan by 2-3 weeks. He was born at 39 weeks weighing 8.4 pounds. ... [snip!] ... fluid and a slightly big baby. Or even a combo of them. I would try not to worry right now. I am sure everything is fine :)"


I'm feeling a little better today. :)

Zach&Evan&Jacob'sMom 3 kids; 7 angel babies; Fall Branch, Tennessee 48611 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☠ Meg13 ☠:</b>" I'm feeling a little better today. :)"</blockquote>
That is good to hear!

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☠ Meg13 ☠:</b>" Are there any risks that go along with too much fluid?"</blockquote>




In a very small procentage in can be a sign of birth defects, but if your regular appointments and ultrasound didn't show any problems you don't need to worry about it. Even I didn't and I have sever medical anxiety.

Karlee♥Kaleb 2 kids; Pennsylvania 2136 posts
20th Apr '13

i always measure "big" about a week or two ahead. Im measuring large yet my little girl is 3-4 weeks behind (10th percentile) I guess I hold alot of fluid and I was the same with my son. I take those measurements with a grain of salt. My friend was measuring a month small last week and her baby was on track.