Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? You learn today about your baby development, Prenatal care (doctor visits) and Fetal Ultrasound at 36 weeks. Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. Naturally, one of the most common questions asked about ultrasound is: Just how accurate are due dates predicted by ultrasound? or 2700 grams, and measures about 33 centimeters long. 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). She was born vaginally with no complications and I was not induced. © 2021 Everyday Health, Inc. I've gained 26 pounds and this is my first pregnancy. A lot of stress for no reason. She said I will most likely deliver an 8 pound baby. I'm hoping for a vaginal delivery. Between weeks 37 and 40, your baby starts to descend into your pelvis in preparation for birth, so the measurement of fundal height begins to decrease. She predicts that my LO will be about 10Lbs when so she's born. This action cannot be undone. —Guest Jennifer, Bigger Baby I only had one u/s at 20 weeks and then manual assessment. —tanyago, Varied with my 2 kids With my son, I had an ultrasound at around 38 wks, and they said he weighed 8.5l bs. Tweet; Submitted by Nic on January 18, 2012. Well I went back for my 37 week check up today and he checked me and … Does this mean he's short and chunky or does this seem normal? And his femur measured 5 lbs 9 oz. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. So it was a off by a little. Third trimester weeks, the ultimate checklist. An abdominal ultrasound can usually detect a baby's heartbeat if you are at least 8 weeks into your pregnancy. 3 oz. His head is on the larger size, so that may have contributed to the over-estimation. 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. It will continue to function for the full duration of the pregnancy. 2 oz. So we had a repeat U/S at 37 weeks, which then estimated 7 &1/2 lb. 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). So pretty close for us! They were way off. [55] Reviewed 3/31/2019 Was diagnosed with GD. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? She came at 40w2d weighing 8 lbs. Ultrasound exams are notoriously inaccurate for predicting the weight of your baby. 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. Where the cesareans are done for large babies, but at birth the babies are several pounds under the prebirth estimate. They told me she was going to weigh no more than 4lbs, and she'd have to go to NICU. However my son was supposed to be 8lb 13 at 40 weeks but came out at 42 weeks weighing 8lb 1. Thankfully, I had been warned by my practitioner and my childbirth educator that ultrasounds are not a good way to estimate weight. I guess it was a bit of a better guess with my second. I’m 40 + 3 and had a ultrasound on Friday to check on her and they estimated her weight at 8lb 8oz! How Accurate Is Ultrasound For Weight? I have to be induced tomorrow for the onset of mild preeclampsia ( I will be 37 weeks 1 day) . 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. We were all expecting a 10 lb baby on my due date, but not any bigger than that. © 2021 Everyday Health, Inc. As a doula I see the inaccuracies all the time. : I had a fetal assessment done at 33 weeks, which showed my baby was at 37% approximately weighing 4.7 lbs. I gave birth a week and a half later, and he turned out to weigh 5 pounds, 11 oz. they said my due date was off. Your son is so adorable! I am so thankful she came early and the doctor didn't have a chance to make me go through with the c section. the ultrasound at this stage in pregnancy can be off 10% either way. Ultrasound is estimated to predict within 8-15% of true birth weight. The specialist told me yesterday they can be off by 3/4 of a lb. She, and the tech that me up for the non-stress test, and the girls at the desk, and various people walking by my room, kept asking me how long my doctor was going to "let" me go, when I was going to be induced, etc., etc. Doctor said everything looked good and was in a rush so I didn't ask her anything. Your Baby at 37 weeks of Age. Scans done after 40 weeks of gestation can be relied upon to give an accurate estimation of fetal weight, in fact more so than when the scan is done prior to 37 weeks. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? 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. However, at birth he only weighed 5lbs, 4oz at 39 weeks and I know he grew between the last u/s and birth. Around week 20, an ultrasound might be used to detect fetal abnormalities. 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. It also showed that these weren’t accurate in predicting if the baby was small or large for gestational age. 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. How Accurate Is Ultrasound For Weight? 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. Sonograms between 34.0 and 36. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. I’ve had lots of scans this pregnancy and they always give the predicted weight. My best advice to you is to feel your stomach. During this last weeks of pregnancy his/her weight gain is just .5 ounce/day compared to 1 ounce/ day in earlier weeks. I had a 9lb 10oz baby boy the following week. —Guest onlycathyo, Ouch! So we had a repeat U/S at 37 weeks, which then estimated 7 &1/2 lb. So much for "too big to birth vaginally"! I'm going to go on a walk with my husband later though. 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. 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. How to Measure Fundal Height and Fetus Size. 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. 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. hi there! 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. I was told 10 lbs 13 oz and 23 in. However, u/s aren't completely accurate either. I had a scan at about 37 weeks which estimated him to weight almost 6 lbs. Fetal ultrasound measurements show how the baby is growing and also help detect abnormalities. My doctor was going to make me have a c section because the ultrasound was showing baby girl to be 7 lbs 10 oz at 36 weeks. Related posts you might like to read after. I've been instructed to eat less and walk more. —Guest Briana, Off by a pound My twins were supposed to be 'within an ounce of one another' just a bit before I went into labor. Conclusions. So my doc and we were convinced that I was going to have an 8 or 9 lb baby. :)  Hopefully her head isn't so big that it prevents me from having a vaginal delivery. I gave birth to a healthy 3.9kg baby 3 days before due date - very, very accurate for me. I hope this information helps you somehow. —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. It would have been a waste of a surgery. There is no method of checking fetal size before delivery can provide more than an estimated fetal weight (EFW). According to my LMP he was one day shy of 37 week but according to u/s he was 35 1/2wk. At 37 weeks pregnant, the doctor can tell you the baby weight which will more or less be final. Learn more about, How Big Is My Baby? At birth, they were a full pound different. So it was pretty close. :(. Our second was told to be on track with our son's growth so we were expecting another 7 pounder. And I'm still working in retail, that makes me stand and walk the whole day but this baby is still a Porker. They can be off, but I think they are pretty good with their predictions. U/S can be off by much depend on how experience the tech that takes it, some are good and some are not as good as others, I heard that it could be off by 2 lbs. If your baby is long or has a big head it could make the estimations less accurate. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. I agree with you about it being too late to eat less. Nope - he only weighed 7 lb 2 oz. How Big Is Your Baby at 37 Weeks? I had an ultrasound in labor and they suggested that my baby was really big. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. I delivered at 38 weeks 4 days and she was 7lbs 14 oz. 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 Born at 38+1 and only weighed 6lbs. Lucky you, I had my 37th week u/s today and docs said that she's already 8lb and 12 oz. Another thing, if you are measuring 3-4 weeks ahead, chances are your baby will be big! 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. So my doc and we were convinced that I was going to have an 8 or 9 lb baby. Nope - he only weighed 7 lb 2 oz. 36 weeks estimated to be right at 8 pounds, 7 ounces upon delivery at 39 weeks. My ob was the one who measured the baby so I wonder how good she is at it. 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? My midwife (CNM) said "push hard... this is going to be a big baby". If you can feel areas where the baby isn't, baby won't be huge. Ultrasound for fetal weight estimation is notoriously inaccurate for predicting the weight of babies. Unfortunitly some DRs do not let their clients know that and moms make decisions based on faulty info. 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. estimated 95th percentile at28wks. Because they thought my baby was about 8 lbs. —Guest mommy2, Not Accurate I knew my LMP so my GP went by that (DD: Dec 8) when I went for the 20wk u/s they said the baby looked to be about 2 weeks off so my OB changed my DD to Dec 19. 35+6 US estimated 7lbs 4oz. Learn what's going on with your little one at this part of your journey together. 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. He was only 5 pounds 9 ounces. When the doc felt my tummy he said he would of guessed 6 lbs but ultrasound said diff. With my daughter, I had an ultrasound at 36 wks, and it put her at almost 9 lbs. —Guest mamazzz, Estimate Was Incorrect My baby's final ultrasound was two days before she was born, during a biophysical profile. 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). 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). I had an ultrasound a week before I was induced. Create an account or log in to participate. After my son I never put much stock in ultrasounds. 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]. I say always go with your LMP if your sure! The ultrasound gives an estimate of the weight of your baby, but this estimate can be off a pound or more in either direction. 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. Unfortunately, the science of weight estimations is quite imprecise. 9 weeks' gestation allow for more accurate prediction of birth weight than sonograms later in gestation. 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! 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. 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. When I was pregnant with my older son, I had some growth concerns and so they did a few extra scans. They typically say the ultrasounds can be off 1lb either way. ... Ultrasound can also be used to help estimate your baby's weight. Born 37 week 1 day at 4 lbs 8 oz. Estimated to be over 8.5 pounds... my baby was delivered 6lbs 6oz. ACOG advises "An accurate diagnosis of macrosomia can be made only by weighing the newborn after delivery." ... My last ultrasound was at 37 weeks they said she was 8.2 pounds. 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. At 37 weeks we were told our son would be born at over 9 lbs. She also said my cervix isn't soft so I will most likely make it to my due date. Don't let it stress you out, it can be WAYY off! Did your doctor say if you are going to delivery vaginally or by c-section? I don't feel big at all and everyone says I look small. I'm only 5'3" so my belly sticks out so far out LOL. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? One thing that is show in some studies is that an estimation of a big baby or a fat baby via ultrasound can increase the likelihood that you will have a cesarean. Find advice, support and good company (and some stuff just for fun). My husband and I both have pretty big heads. I was really sad. The estimation of fetal weight during pregnancy is among the most important examinations done. 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. Estimated fetal weight ultrasound accuracy.. How accurate was the estimated weight vs how much your baby actually weighed at birth? —Guest LeahT. Week 34 Of Pregnancy By pregnancy week 34 your baby could weigh about 4.7 pounds and be approximately 17.7 ... 20th Week Pregnancy Weight A normal pregnancy lasts for around 38 to 40 weeks and therefore the 20th week is the ... Week 34 - Pregnancy Scan A pregnancy is usually of 38 to 42 weeks. so pretty accurate for me She is concerned because the baby is measuring 7 pounds. :). That's just my opinion and what I have seen in several women. So my OB also tell me to eat less, but I told her maybe at this point it's a bit late no? —chez6205, Baby weight I felt better knowing approx how much he weighed beausec it let me know that he was growing and getting nutrition. —Shelby.M09, Way way off. 9 oz. This action cannot be undone. So rarely do OB's notify their patients that 3rd trimester ultrasounds have an acceptable variance of + / - two weeks! Tuesday morning (after 36 hours of labor) I had to have an emergency c-section and the baby was 9lbs 5oz. I had my 37 week appointment today and the doctor did an ultrasound. My 6 lb baby spent over a week in NICU with breathing problems. Your baby at 37 weeks will be as big as a Winter Melon. Learn more about. On my next post, I will be talking about 37 weeks pregnancy and ultrasound. She came on her own at 37 weeks 6days and she weighed 7lbs 15oz. Though these differences are small and not clinically significant, this study indicates that serial sonograms in … I had an ultrasound at 34 weeks that estimated my baby to be 6 & 1/2 lb at that moment. But unlike weighing the baby on a scale after birth, even the best ultrasound measurements aren't 100% reliable. The NICU doctors said she was born too early. Most physicians can detect a smaller than normal or larger than normal baby. At 36 weeks they told me our girl was measuring 6lbs 7 oz. but wound up being 7 lbs 13 oz. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. He came one day shy of 39 weeks and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. I had an ultrasound at 34 weeks that estimated my baby to be 6 & 1/2 lb at that moment. Due Date Accuracy . I HATE THAT! My bub was estimated 7lb4oz at 36weeks she was born 38weeks weighing 10lb4oz so it was way off. I know the US is not the most accurate … She was born at 39 weeks at 5.5lbs. 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. either way. I'm still going to do what my doctor said, but I don't know how good it will do with 2 and a half weeks to go. The Pediatritian assessed him and said he looked to be 36 1/2 weeks. So we induced. This is also not accurate, though some practitioners are better than others. The profile is designed to gauge baby’s well-being, using ultrasound and the results of a non-stress test. With my second I had my last ultrasound at 28 weeks, they guessed he was about 5 lbs at that time. 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. If it seems like baby is taking up all the room, they will be big. My daughter was born three years later - a VBAC - with similar measurements as her brother and 8lbs 12oz. I'm also having a lot of fluid eventhough I dont have diabetes. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. —Guest cjcolorado, Off by a pound + The ultrasound said 6lb 6 oz, He was born at 5lbs even by VBAC at home. With this one they have been telling me 50th percentile the whole time and he was born 39 weeks at exactly 50th percentile. Swore 8 pounds definitely no bigger than 8 and a half, 10.3 at birth. This action cannot be undone. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. 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. She came out screaming and weighing 7lb 8oz. They told me the 50th percentile babies weights at birth is approximately 8 pounds! I had him at 37 weeks 1 day and he was 6 pounds 13.8 oz. —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. For 87% of the births, weight was predicted within 15% of the actual weight. His head measured 5 lbs 6 oz. Create an account or log in to participate. I was told I needed a c/s as he would be too big to birth vaginally. 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. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. 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. When your ultrasound is taken can affect the accuracy of ultrasounds. My baby was measuring 3.5kgs a few weeks before due date ~ estimated to make it to around 4kgs at due date. 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? They convinced me I needed a c-section. I knew I should have eaten it last night. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. He was a scrawny little guy, but healthy. The 37 weeks pregnant ultrasound will be the last one before the birth. —hostdiane, It happens! 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. She was born at 40.1 wks at 8.5 lbs. 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. Pregnant Katy Perry Says She Hopes Her Baby Is a Girl — Is There Any Way to Predict Baby’s Gender? A 37-week ultrasound might be performed as part of a biophysical profile. At my first, the tech advised that the baby was over 9 lbs. Pregnancy And Baby Care Articles Pregnancy Week By Week. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. She came on her own at 37 weeks 6days and she weighed 7lbs 15oz. So 3.25 kg rather than 3.8, slight discrepancy! Thanks for comforting me. Mine was very accurate, I got weight at 36 weeks … 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. 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. I was really surprised because my doctor acted like this ultrasound was just as accurate as the scale. included dates and measurements of ultrasound scans and the date and weight of the baby at birth. and 24". My son was 9lbs even at birth. He was born on Nov 18. So my DD was closer. Not unusual for in my family but maybe good that doctors didn't use the big baby scare to push early interventions. To mamas who have given birth .... at 36 weeks 2 days they estimated my guy at 6 pounds 12 ounces . 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. With it diet controlled baby was apparently following 75th percentile - baby was born on 6th & up over 90th. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. How to prevent preterm labor naturally. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. 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