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Measuring small. Any advice? Farrahbyrd Due November 14 (girl); Hartsville, Sc, United States 3 posts
17th Oct '13

I had my last routine ultrasound yesterday at 35 w 6d pregnant. My amniotic fluid was normal. She is vertex (don't know if relevant). The doctor told me she was measuring 4 lbs 7 oz. He scheduled me to have NSTs twice a week until I had her, and that he didn't want me going past 39 weeks. Can anyone tell me if this happened to them and if it is not necessarily normal but if their baby turned out okay? Note that I am not a small person 5'6" 160 lbs not pregnant. My boyfriend is 5'7" 170 lbs so you could say he is smaller than average. The doctor just kinda left me hanging. Also, I don't smoke, drink alcohol, or take anything to harm the baby or myself.

Amanda.M 2 kids; St Albans, Vermont 890 posts
17th Oct '13

When I was pregnant with my son, at 32 weeks 4 days he weighed 3lbs 7oz. I am not sure what he weighed at 35 weeks, but that is only 3 weeks later, so I doubt he even would have gained a pound. So he would have weighed less than your baby and he is purfectly healthy! He weighed 6lbs 9oz at birth and was 20in long.

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13295 posts
17th Oct '13

I was told that my daughter was small and they were scared that she wasn't growing. They had me go in twice a week for ultra sounds for 2 months. I am 5'4'' normally 120 and DH is 5'8'' 150. We aren't big people and either are our kids. I think it was a waste of money and time. (In my situation)
They told me the day before she was born that she was 2 lbs lighter then she was when she was actually born. The doctor actually said afterwards that she was wrong. My daughter is still just very petite.

Farrahbyrd Due November 14 (girl); Hartsville, Sc, United States 3 posts
17th Oct '13

How many weeks were you when you had your baby?

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13295 posts
18th Oct '13

Quoting Farrahbyrd:
How many weeks were you when you had your baby?



They induced me a week early. I was 39 weeks. My daughter was 6lbs 7oz.

Amanda.M 2 kids; St Albans, Vermont 890 posts
18th Oct '13

Quoting Farrahbyrd:
How many weeks were you when you had your baby?



I was 39 weeks 1 day when he was born