and 24". So my OB also tell me to eat less, but I told her maybe at this point it's a bit late no? She was born vaginally with no complications and I was not induced. There is no method of checking fetal size before delivery can provide more than an estimated fetal weight (EFW). i had an ultrasound done at 35 weeks.. his abdomen (which was squished so I dont know how accurate this was) measured 5 lbs 3 oz. 3 oz. Ultrasound was way off! One study out of Israel showed ultrasounds that were done in the early third trimester (28-34 weeks) didn’t give an accurate estimate of the baby’s weight. There’s no truly accurate way to determine an infant’s weight at 37 weeks until he emerges from the womb and is placed on a scale in the delivery room. Fetal ultrasound, while helpful, tends to underestimate large babies and overestimate small ones, according to a 2006 study reported in “The New Zealand Medical Journal.” Considerations. Learn what's going on with your little one at this part of your journey together. According to my LMP he was one day shy of 37 week but according to u/s he was 35 1/2wk. ACOG advises "An accurate diagnosis of macrosomia can be made only by weighing the newborn after delivery." The ultrasound guessed her at 8lbs and it was over a pound off! 9 oz. I gave birth to a healthy 3.9kg baby 3 days before due date - very, very accurate for me. Was diagnosed with GD. The profile is designed to gauge baby’s well-being, using ultrasound and the results of a non-stress test. She came at 40w2d weighing 8 lbs. For moms who are 37 weeks pregnant with twins, your doctor might talk to you about induction or c-section (depending on your medical history and babies’ statuses). —hostdiane, It happens! or 2700 grams, and measures about 33 centimeters long. Induction was never mentioned even though I birthed at 41.6 weeks (also very normal in our family) and there was never a mention of a possible section. hi there! We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. They convinced me I needed a c-section. So we had a repeat U/S at 37 weeks, which then estimated 7 &1/2 lb. I was told I needed a c/s as he would be too big to birth vaginally. HERE ARE THE RESPONSES TO THIS ARTICLE:http://pregnancy.about.com/u/ua/ultrasounds/ultrasoundweight.htm?from=lb. How Big Is Your Baby at 37 Weeks? Here you have the most useful information about your 36 week Pregnancy. My best advice to you is to feel your stomach. —Guest Caroline Columbus, OH, One right, one wrong They said my first son was going to be somewhere around 9 lbs. This action cannot be undone. "For a 9-pound baby, an ultrasound’s predictive accuracy … I had an ultrasound at 34 weeks that estimated my baby to be 6 & 1/2 lb at that moment. I know the US is not the most accurate … Ultrasound for fetal weight estimation is notoriously inaccurate for predicting the weight of … What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. Following changes are eminent in a baby at 37 weeks:-37 Weeks pregnant baby weight is nearly 2.85 kg or 6.3 pounds and he is 19 inches long. They were way off. I had a 9lb 10oz baby boy the following week. During this last weeks of pregnancy his/her weight gain is just .5 ounce/day compared to 1 ounce/ day in earlier weeks. Well I went back for my 37 week check up today and he checked me and … Wow!Curious as to how many of you were given a birth weight prediction based on an ultrasound that... Find advice, support and good company (and some stuff just for fun). I was really surprised because my doctor acted like this ultrasound was just as accurate as the scale. She came out screaming and weighing 7lb 8oz. I had an ultrasound at 34 weeks that estimated my baby to be 6 & 1/2 lb at that moment. Evidence suggests that, in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, the first ultrasound may be the most accurate tool for calculating a fetus's gestational ages. So my doc and we were convinced that I was going to have an 8 or 9 lb baby. He was a scrawny little guy, but healthy. Create an account or log in to participate. Before this she has always been on the small side and was projected to be a 6-7lb baby. Just under a quarter fell within 2% when the scan was done prior to 37 weeks compared to nearly a third when scanned after 40 weeks. They said the ultrasound can be off by a pound in either direction. : I had a fetal assessment done at 33 weeks, which showed my baby was at 37% approximately weighing 4.7 lbs. I had an ultrasound in labor and they suggested that my baby was really big. Horsager-Boehrer said that the closer a woman is to her due date, and the larger the baby is, the more inaccurate the test becomes. —maelli3, Waaaay off. If your pregnancy has a gestational age of less than 8 weeks (between 6 and 8 weeks), a transvaginal ultrasound (inserting the ultrasound probe into your vagina) is usually needed for accurate results. I'm hoping for a vaginal delivery. Due Date Accuracy . Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. Create an account or log in to participate. The average 37-week fetus weighs about 5.9 to 6.2 lbs. She was born last week at 39 weeks weighing 8lb 13 so the scan was pretty accurate. A term pregnancy is defined as the period of gestation from 37 completed weeks up to ... p = 0.001) were all lower in the non-accurate compared to the accurate weight estimation group. My bub was estimated 7lb4oz at 36weeks she was born 38weeks weighing 10lb4oz so it was way off. If you feel a message or content violates these standards and would like to request its removal please submit the following information and our moderating team will respond shortly. Mine was very accurate, I got weight at 36 weeks … —Guest LeahT. Last Friday they thought 9lbs 1oz from the ultrasound. With this one they have been telling me 50th percentile the whole time and he was born 39 weeks at exactly 50th percentile. Ultrasound is estimated to predict within 8-15% of true birth weight. The ultrasound gives an estimate of the weight of your baby, but this estimate can be off a pound or more in either direction. included dates and measurements of ultrasound scans and the date and weight of the baby at birth. I had my 37 week appointment today and the doctor did an ultrasound. At 38 weeks the average crown to heel length is 49.8cm (19.6in) and the average weight is 3.1kg (6.8lb. I am bit worried now and would like to know from mamas who already delivered or yet to deliver what their ultrasound weights were and weight after giving birth. Conclusions. The 37 weeks pregnant ultrasound will be the last one before the birth. He was born on Nov 18. Learn more about. ... My last ultrasound was at 37 weeks they said she was 8.2 pounds. I feel moist babies are around 6-8 lbs ! so pretty accurate for me Naturally, one of the most common questions asked about ultrasound is: Just how accurate are due dates predicted by ultrasound? My husband is making me give away the chocolate cake I bought yesterday. How to Measure Fundal Height and Fetus Size. Estimated to be over 8.5 pounds... my baby was delivered 6lbs 6oz. Does this mean he's short and chunky or does this seem normal? http://prenatal-health.suite101.com/article.cfm/ultrasound_and_weight_of_baby, http://www.whattoexpect.com/forums/february-2010-babies/topic/how-accurate-is-an-ultrasound-in-predicting-weight/new?reply_to=how-accurate-is-an-ultrasound-in-predicting-weight, http://pregnancy.about.com/u/ua/ultrasounds/ultrasoundweight.htm?from=lb, reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. I turned around and had a vaginal birth with my next baby who was over 8 lbs - so the weight wasn't an issue, it was my doctor's concern about the weight that made me have a c-section. He came at 39 weeks only weighing 7 lbs. Swore 8 pounds definitely no bigger than 8 and a half, 10.3 at birth. Lucky you, I had my 37th week u/s today and docs said that she's already 8lb and 12 oz. 35+6 US estimated 7lbs 4oz. Around week 20, an ultrasound might be used to detect fetal abnormalities. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. Not unusual for in my family but maybe good that doctors didn't use the big baby scare to push early interventions. I've been instructed to eat less and walk more. Another thing, if you are measuring 3-4 weeks ahead, chances are your baby will be big! 36 weeks estimated to be right at 8 pounds, 7 ounces upon delivery at 39 weeks. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. I have to be induced tomorrow for the onset of mild preeclampsia ( I will be 37 weeks 1 day) . My husband and I both have pretty big heads. I know the US is not the most accurate … An abdominal ultrasound can usually detect a baby's heartbeat if you are at least 8 weeks into your pregnancy. —Guest mommyJ, Accurate, but responses were not good Because I went past 40 weeks with my pregnancy (delivered at 42weeks), my midwife sent me for a BPP and non-stress test. I'm also having a lot of fluid eventhough I dont have diabetes. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. He wound up weighing in at 7.5 lbs. My baby was measuring 3.5kgs a few weeks before due date ~ estimated to make it to around 4kgs at due date. It also showed that these weren’t accurate in predicting if the baby was small or large for gestational age. One study found prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of prediction of birth weight to be no more accurate than maternal or clinical predictions of infant birth weight [39]. The estimation of fetal weight during pregnancy is among the most important examinations done. I had a growth scan at 37 weeks and they said almost 8lb. She said I will most likely deliver an 8 pound baby. Find advice, support and good company (and some stuff just for fun). If it seems like baby is taking up all the room, they will be big. His head is on the larger size, so that may have contributed to the over-estimation. I never measured ahead with any of my other babies and they weren't nearly as large, but I measured 4 weeks ahead with this baby starting at 34 weeks and at 36 weeks I was just as big as my 3 others were at 40 weeks, so that tipped us off that he would be big, and my dr even said he'd be big so him being big wasn't a surprise but how large he was, def was! The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. So much for "too big to birth vaginally"! Doctor said everything looked good and was in a rush so I didn't ask her anything. When I was pregnant with my older son, I had some growth concerns and so they did a few extra scans. —Guest cjcolorado, Off by a pound + The ultrasound said 6lb 6 oz, He was born at 5lbs even by VBAC at home. After my son I never put much stock in ultrasounds. This action cannot be undone. Born 37 week 1 day at 4 lbs 8 oz. They can be off, but I think they are pretty good with their predictions. At 36 weeks they told me our girl was measuring 6lbs 7 oz. ... Ultrasound can also be used to help estimate your baby's weight. She came on her own at 37 weeks 6days and she weighed 7lbs 15oz. So pretty close for us! but wound up being 7 lbs 13 oz. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. My ob was the one who measured the baby so I wonder how good she is at it. I didn't really mind the questions, but when my midwife heard about it she was irate and called the ultrasound office to chew some people out. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. Your midwife or doctor may also try to predict the fetal weight by using their hands during a physical exam of your abdomen. —chez6205, Baby weight I felt better knowing approx how much he weighed beausec it let me know that he was growing and getting nutrition. And I'm still working in retail, that makes me stand and walk the whole day but this baby is still a Porker. With my previous pregnancy they estimated she was about 4lbs at 37 weeks, then they redid the ultrasound a day (or 2 my memory is foggy) and the next tech said 6lbs. hey i am pregnant of 37 weeks now i had a ultrasound in my 34 weeks she told me its girl or may be boy then she write a report to my doctor its girl its 100%accurate the result that i have a girl but i ffel that i am having a a boy I thought this was really big and kinda laughed knowing how wrong ultrasounds can be. So my DD was closer. A lot of stress for no reason. I was told I needed an u/s w/my son when I was 38 wks pg b/c I hadn't gone into labor yet. Nope - he only weighed 7 lb 2 oz. That's just my opinion and what I have seen in several women. Often a woman does this because her care provider has told her the baby is already 8 pounds, at 36 weeks, and she might need a c-section. I had a boy just 2 weeks ago and when i was 35 weeks they told me he was 6 pounds and would weigh about 8 pounds at birth. Tweet; Submitted by Nic on January 18, 2012. Estimated fetal weight ultrasound accuracy.. How accurate was the estimated weight vs how much your baby actually weighed at birth? If your baby is long or has a big head it could make the estimations less accurate. I was told 10 lbs 13 oz and 23 in. Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. I had an ultrasound at 36 weeks and baby was measuring 8lbs 11oz so the dr was talking about inducing me at 39 weeks so she wouldn't be too big for a vaginal delivery. However, u/s aren't completely accurate either. Don't let it stress you out, it can be WAYY off! My Dr is concerned the baby is measuring big and I may end up needing a C-section. My midwife sent me for an ultra sound today during my apt today because she was "concerned" about the weight (measuring 41 weeks at 37+4 weeks) & position of the baby (breech). This seems a little too high for me. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. His head measured 5 lbs 6 oz. She was born 2 days shy of her due date at 6lbs 9oz. Getting nervous that I’m not getting induced till Thursday... For those that have had your baby’s, how accurate was the ultrasound weight to actual weight? I've gained 26 pounds and this is my first pregnancy. —Guest tonya.meza, "your lucky if she weighs 7 pounds" Hinting that she was small, the Doc said that at the required-to-stay-eligble-ultrasound the day before Bobbie was born, and weighed in at 10 pounds 13 ounces. I'm just wondering how accurate ultrasounds are for predicting weight. Ultrasound exams are notoriously inaccurate for predicting the weight of your baby. The specialist told me yesterday they can be off by 3/4 of a lb. With my daughter, I had an ultrasound at 36 wks, and it put her at almost 9 lbs. She was born at 39 weeks at 5.5lbs. Your son is so adorable! I guess it was a bit of a better guess with my second. :(. Unfortunately, the science of weight estimations is quite imprecise. The calculations can give an average weight consistent with these measurements, but can be off by as much as 1/2 to 1 pound when performed by an experienced sonographer. On my next post, I will be talking about 37 weeks pregnancy and ultrasound. Learn more about, How Big Is My Baby? I delivered at 38 weeks 4 days and she was 7lbs 14 oz. She also said my cervix isn't soft so I will most likely make it to my due date. How Accurate Is Ultrasound For Weight? This is thought to be because your practitioner has the "big baby" seed planted in his or her mind already and is less tolerant of variances in labor. When your ultrasound is taken can affect the accuracy of ultrasounds. Week 37 Ultrasound: What It Would Look Like Now that you're 37 weeks pregnant, your baby is full term! I feel like I am carrying smaller with him than... Had some ultrasounds today and baby's weight was 50th percentile and his femur was 29th percentile. 9 weeks' gestation allow for more accurate prediction of birth weight than sonograms later in gestation. 37 Weeks Pregnancy Ultrasound. 2 oz. I HATE THAT! There are multiple ways to predict the weight via ultrasound, making it not advised for most to make decisions about induction and planned cesarean section based solely on estimated fetal weight. [55] Reviewed 3/31/2019 I had an ultrasound a week before I was induced. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. Good luck! I had him at 37 weeks 1 day and he was 6 pounds 13.8 oz. Fetal ultrasound measurements show how the baby is growing and also help detect abnormalities. They told me she was going to weigh no more than 4lbs, and she'd have to go to NICU. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? Hello,Yesterday I had an ultrasound at 39.2 weeks and baby weight is estimated to be 8 lbs 3 ounces and is in 95 percentile. However, at birth he only weighed 5lbs, 4oz at 39 weeks and I know he grew between the last u/s and birth. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. He was born at 41.5 wks at 9 lbs 2.4 oz. He was only 5 pounds 9 ounces. You learn today about your baby development, Prenatal care (doctor visits) and Fetal Ultrasound at 36 weeks. either way. Funny thing is that he was born at 11 lbs. Nope - he only weighed 7 lb 2 oz. © 2021 Everyday Health, Inc. At birth, they were a full pound different. My last ultrasound was taken the night before (done at 9:30 p.m. surgery at 10 a.m.) the c-section (full placenta previa, and started going into labor.) pretty close. Though these differences are small and not clinically significant, this study indicates that serial sonograms in … —Shelby.M09, Way way off. At my first, the tech advised that the baby was over 9 lbs. I gave birth a week and a half later, and he turned out to weigh 5 pounds, 11 oz. Unfortunitly some DRs do not let their clients know that and moms make decisions based on faulty info. I was really sad. Thanks for comforting me. Often a woman does this because her care provider has told her the baby is already 8 pounds, at 36 weeks, and she might need a c-section. I say always go with your LMP if your sure! The NICU doctors said she was born too early. We just had our final ultrasound this morning and were told our baby is already 8 lb 7 oz with a 15% margin of error. Because they thought my baby was about 8 lbs. For 87% of the births, weight was predicted within 15% of the actual weight. I’m 40 + 3 and had a ultrasound on Friday to check on her and they estimated her weight at 8lb 8oz! Well the baby's not breech like she thought he may be and estimated weight is about 7 lbs 8 oz (I am 37 weeks 4 days) so the weight is on the 'higher' side. All along they told me my baby was very avg, maybe 7 1/2 lbs...my daughter was born at 10.5 oz. Tuesday morning (after 36 hours of labor) I had to have an emergency c-section and the baby was 9lbs 5oz. Pregnancy And Baby Care Articles Pregnancy Week By Week. I've been on maternity leave for a week now and have not done much except eat, watch tv, and sleep. Thankfully, I had been warned by my practitioner and my childbirth educator that ultrasounds are not a good way to estimate weight. I was wondering for all those of you that have had your baby’s and also had scans later in pregnancy, how accurate was your baby’s scan weight to your baby’s actual... Ultrasounds: Baby Weight Prediction Accurate? :). We analysed a total of 2296 pregnancies where an ultrasound scan was performed within 3 days of delivery, including 606 preterm (<37 weeks) and 1690 term deliveries. My 6 lb baby spent over a week in NICU with breathing problems. Tech advised that the baby at birth he only weighed 7 lb 2 oz told me yesterday they can made. 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