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. And I'm still working in retail, that makes me stand and walk the whole day but this baby is still a Porker. I had an ultrasound at 34 weeks that estimated my baby to be 6 & 1/2 lb at that moment. Don't let it stress you out, it can be WAYY off! I had a 9lb 10oz baby boy the following week. How Big Is Your Baby at 37 Weeks? I HATE THAT! 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. As a doula I see the inaccuracies all the time. So rarely do OB's notify their patients that 3rd trimester ultrasounds have an acceptable variance of + / - two weeks! 37 Weeks Pregnancy Ultrasound. 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. 36 weeks estimated to be right at 8 pounds, 7 ounces upon delivery at 39 weeks. 9 weeks' gestation allow for more accurate prediction of birth weight than sonograms later in gestation. Related posts you might like to read after. Good luck! Where the cesareans are done for large babies, but at birth the babies are several pounds under the prebirth estimate. My 6 lb baby spent over a week in NICU with breathing problems. 9 oz. Another thing, if you are measuring 3-4 weeks ahead, chances are your baby will be big! I've gained 26 pounds and this is my first pregnancy. —Shelby.M09, Way way off. It would have been a waste of a surgery. The ultrasound gives an estimate of the weight of your baby, but this estimate can be off a pound or more in either direction. She was born vaginally with no complications and I was not induced. 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. So much for "too big to birth vaginally"! 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. I had my 37 week appointment today and the doctor did an ultrasound. My Dr is concerned the baby is measuring big and I may end up needing a C-section. How Accurate Is Ultrasound For Weight? He was born at 41.5 wks at 9 lbs 2.4 oz. —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. 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. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. The placenta has reached its full size and is spread out like a plate. My daughter was born three years later - a VBAC - with similar measurements as her brother and 8lbs 12oz. 3 oz. 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. © 2021 Everyday Health, Inc. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. All along they told me my baby was very avg, maybe 7 1/2 lbs...my daughter was born at 10.5 oz. His head measured 5 lbs 6 oz. pretty close. Thanks for comforting me. estimated 95th percentile at28wks. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. 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. Ultrasound exams are notoriously inaccurate for predicting the weight of your baby. So my OB also tell me to eat less, but I told her maybe at this point it's a bit late no? Nope - he only weighed 7 lb 2 oz. I'm going to go on a walk with my husband later though. She was born last week at 39 weeks weighing 8lb 13 so the scan was pretty accurate. When I was pregnant with my older son, I had some growth concerns and so they did a few extra scans. "For a 9-pound baby, an ultrasound’s predictive accuracy … We are 36 weeks, 5 days. She said I will most likely deliver an 8 pound baby. :). Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. Funny thing is that he was born at 11 lbs. My ob was the one who measured the baby so I wonder how good she is at it. With it diet controlled baby was apparently following 75th percentile - baby was born on 6th & up over 90th. 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. I delivered at 38 weeks 4 days and she was 7lbs 14 oz. If you can feel areas where the baby isn't, baby won't be huge. Swore 8 pounds definitely no bigger than 8 and a half, 10.3 at birth. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. We were all expecting a 10 lb baby on my due date, but not any bigger than that. I had him at 37 weeks 1 day and he was 6 pounds 13.8 oz. Learn what's going on with your little one at this part of your journey together. So my DD was closer. A lot of stress for no reason. —maelli3, Waaaay off. This action cannot be undone. Your Baby at 37 weeks of Age. She came at 40w2d weighing 8 lbs. I was told I needed a c/s as he would be too big to birth vaginally. After my son I never put much stock in ultrasounds. My baby was measuring 3.5kgs a few weeks before due date ~ estimated to make it to around 4kgs at due date. —Guest mommajean, swore no way a 10 pounder! This action cannot be undone. ... My last ultrasound was at 37 weeks they said she was 8.2 pounds. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. The profile is designed to gauge baby’s well-being, using ultrasound and the results of a non-stress test. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? For 87% of the births, weight was predicted within 15% of the actual 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. 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. Estimated to be over 8.5 pounds... my baby was delivered 6lbs 6oz. Born at 38+1 and only weighed 6lbs. When your ultrasound is taken can affect the accuracy of ultrasounds. —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. they said my due date was off. Your baby at 37 weeks will be as big as a Winter Melon. So we had a repeat U/S at 37 weeks, which then estimated 7 &1/2 lb. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. Fetal ultrasound measurements show how the baby is growing and also help detect abnormalities. Around week 20, an ultrasound might be used to detect fetal abnormalities. 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. But unlike weighing the baby on a scale after birth, even the best ultrasound measurements aren't 100% reliable. Naturally, one of the most common questions asked about ultrasound is: Just how accurate are due dates predicted by ultrasound? —Guest Jennifer, Bigger Baby I only had one u/s at 20 weeks and then manual assessment. So we had a repeat U/S at 37 weeks, which then estimated 7 &1/2 lb. I’ve had lots of scans this pregnancy and they always give the predicted weight. My son was 9lbs even at birth. —Guest Caroline Columbus, OH, One right, one wrong They said my first son was going to be somewhere around 9 lbs. The ultrasound guessed her at 8lbs and it was over a pound off! 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. His head is on the larger size, so that may have contributed to the over-estimation. She also said my cervix isn't soft so I will most likely make it to my due date. Estimated fetal weight ultrasound accuracy.. How accurate was the estimated weight vs how much your baby actually weighed at birth? —Guest cjcolorado, Off by a pound + The ultrasound said 6lb 6 oz, He was born at 5lbs even by VBAC at home. Does this mean he's short and chunky or does this seem normal? or 2700 grams, and measures about 33 centimeters long. ... Ultrasound can also be used to help estimate your baby's weight. Doctor said everything looked good and was in a rush so I didn't ask her anything. —Guest LeahT. We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. 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? So 3.25 kg rather than 3.8, slight discrepancy! I gave birth a week and a half later, and he turned out to weigh 5 pounds, 11 oz. I don't feel big at all and everyone says I look small. I was really sad. 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. Mine was very accurate, I got weight at 36 weeks … And his femur measured 5 lbs 9 oz. I have to be induced tomorrow for the onset of mild preeclampsia ( I will be 37 weeks 1 day) . If it seems like baby is taking up all the room, they will be big. With my daughter, I had an ultrasound at 36 wks, and it put her at almost 9 lbs. This action cannot be undone. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. I say always go with your LMP if your sure! :(. However my son was supposed to be 8lb 13 at 40 weeks but came out at 42 weeks weighing 8lb 1. Well I went back for my 37 week check up today and he checked me and … We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. To mamas who have given birth .... at 36 weeks 2 days they estimated my guy at 6 pounds 12 ounces . 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 The specialist told me yesterday they can be off by 3/4 of a lb. 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. I knew I should have eaten it last night. 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). Learn more about, How Big Is My Baby? The Pediatritian assessed him and said he looked to be 36 1/2 weeks. At 36 weeks they told me our girl was measuring 6lbs 7 oz. Create an account or log in to participate. There is no method of checking fetal size before delivery can provide more than an estimated fetal weight (EFW). I did and she came out in one push... and I had a 2nd degree tear. the ultrasound at this stage in pregnancy can be off 10% either way. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. How to prevent preterm labor naturally. During this last weeks of pregnancy his/her weight gain is just .5 ounce/day compared to 1 ounce/ day in earlier weeks. He was only 5 pounds 9 ounces. hi there! Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. This is why many people do not recommend using this estimate to make decisions about the mode of birth. —hostdiane, It happens! I'm also having a lot of fluid eventhough I dont have diabetes. 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.) 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]. ACOG advises "An accurate diagnosis of macrosomia can be made only by weighing the newborn after delivery." Our second was told to be on track with our son's growth so we were expecting another 7 pounder. She predicts that my LO will be about 10Lbs when so she's born. 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). She came on her own at 37 weeks 6days and she weighed 7lbs 15oz. —Guest Dana, More than 1 lb off! I've been instructed to eat less and walk more. Your midwife or doctor may also try to predict the fetal weight by using their hands during a physical exam of your abdomen. She was born at 40.1 wks at 8.5 lbs. The average 37-week fetus weighs about 5.9 to 6.2 lbs. I was really surprised because my doctor acted like this ultrasound was just as accurate as the scale. This action cannot be undone. Create an account or log in to participate. I had an ultrasound a week before I was induced. 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. Find advice, support and good company (and some stuff just for fun). With this one they have been telling me 50th percentile the whole time and he was born 39 weeks at exactly 50th percentile. He was born on Nov 18. They were way off. At 37 weeks pregnant, the doctor can tell you the baby weight which will more or less be final. 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. My midwife (CNM) said "push hard... this is going to be a big baby". I am so thankful she came early and the doctor didn't have a chance to make me go through with the c section. Third trimester weeks, the ultimate checklist. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. 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. I agree with you about it being too late to eat less. She is concerned because the baby is measuring 7 pounds. Here you have the most useful information about your 36 week Pregnancy. 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? An abdominal ultrasound can usually detect a baby's heartbeat if you are at least 8 weeks into your pregnancy. 2 oz. Pregnant Katy Perry Says She Hopes Her Baby Is a Girl — Is There Any Way to Predict Baby’s Gender? He was a scrawny little guy, but healthy. :)  Hopefully her head isn't so big that it prevents me from having a vaginal delivery. Learn more about. At birth, they were a full pound different. Week 37 Ultrasound: What It Would Look Like Now that you're 37 weeks pregnant, your baby is full term! Tuesday morning (after 36 hours of labor) I had to have an emergency c-section and the baby was 9lbs 5oz. I was told 10 lbs 13 oz and 23 in. My bub was estimated 7lb4oz at 36weeks she was born 38weeks weighing 10lb4oz so it was way off. They typically say the ultrasounds can be off 1lb either way. When the doc felt my tummy he said he would of guessed 6 lbs but ultrasound said diff. They convinced me I needed a c-section. © 2021 Everyday Health, Inc. I had a growth scan at 37 weeks and they said almost 8lb. So pretty close for us! With my second I had my last ultrasound at 28 weeks, they guessed he was about 5 lbs at that time. My husband is making me give away the chocolate cake I bought yesterday. —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. and 24". 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. I'm just wondering how accurate ultrasounds are for predicting weight. So my doc and we were convinced that I was going to have an 8 or 9 lb baby. Most physicians can detect a smaller than normal or larger than normal baby. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? Before this she has always been on the small side and was projected to be a 6-7lb baby. How accurate is weight estimate at 33 weeks? A 37-week ultrasound might be performed as part of a biophysical profile. included dates and measurements of ultrasound scans and the date and weight of the baby at birth. 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. The estimation of fetal weight during pregnancy is among the most important examinations done. 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! This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. 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. Your son is so adorable! Was diagnosed with GD. 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. Tweet; Submitted by Nic on January 18, 2012. So my doc and we were convinced that I was going to have an 8 or 9 lb baby. How Accurate Is Ultrasound For Weight? The 37 weeks pregnant ultrasound will be the last one before the birth. My best advice to you is to feel your stomach. I guess it was a bit of a better guess with my second. You learn today about your baby development, Prenatal care (doctor visits) and Fetal Ultrasound at 36 weeks. His head is on the larger size, so that may have contributed to the over-estimation. At 37 weeks we were told our son would be born at over 9 lbs. —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. 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. Not unusual for in my family but maybe good that doctors didn't use the big baby scare to push early interventions. This seems a little too high for me. 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 had an ultrasound at 34 weeks that estimated my baby to be 6 & 1/2 lb at that moment. either way. So it's not an exact science! It will continue to function for the full duration of the pregnancy. I'm hoping for a vaginal delivery. However, u/s aren't completely accurate either. How to Measure Fundal Height and Fetus Size. She came out screaming and weighing 7lb 8oz. They said the ultrasound can be off by a pound in either direction. They typically say the ultrasounds can be off 1lb either way. 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. Ultrasound measurements of the fetus's head, abdomen, and upper thighbone provide a more accurate way to determine size. I had an ultrasound in labor and they suggested that my baby was really big. I had a scan at about 37 weeks which estimated him to weight almost 6 lbs. He came at 39 weeks only weighing 7 lbs. 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. —Guest mamazzz, Estimate Was Incorrect My baby's final ultrasound was two days before she was born, during a biophysical profile. I'm only 5'3" so my belly sticks out so far out LOL. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. Conclusions. 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’m 40 + 3 and had a ultrasound on Friday to check on her and they estimated her weight at 8lb 8oz! Lucky you, I had my 37th week u/s today and docs said that she's already 8lb and 12 oz. but wound up being 7 lbs 13 oz. She came on her own at 37 weeks 6days and she weighed 7lbs 15oz. On my next post, I will be talking about 37 weeks pregnancy and ultrasound. Ultrasound was way off! 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. Thankfully, I had been warned by my practitioner and my childbirth educator that ultrasounds are not a good way to estimate weight. Ultrasound is estimated to predict within 8-15% of true birth weight. Sonograms between 34.0 and 36. Though these differences are small and not clinically significant, this study indicates that serial sonograms in … so pretty accurate for me 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). 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. —Guest onlycathyo, Ouch! 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. 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. They can be off, but I think they are pretty good with their predictions. Pregnancy And Baby Care Articles Pregnancy Week By Week. 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 gave birth to a healthy 3.9kg baby 3 days before due date - very, very accurate for me. 35+6 US estimated 7lbs 4oz. —chez6205, Baby weight I felt better knowing approx how much he weighed beausec it let me know that he was growing and getting nutrition. I feel moist babies are around 6-8 lbs ! Because they thought my baby was about 8 lbs. 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. I know the US is not the most accurate … They told me she was going to weigh no more than 4lbs, and she'd have to go to NICU. I know the US is not the most accurate … Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. I've been on maternity leave for a week now and have not done much except eat, watch tv, and sleep. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? They told me the 50th percentile babies weights at birth is approximately 8 pounds! However, at birth he only weighed 5lbs, 4oz at 39 weeks and I know he grew between the last u/s and birth. 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. Ultrasound for fetal weight estimation is notoriously inaccurate for predicting the weight of babies. 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. Ultrasound for fetal weight estimation is notoriously inaccurate for predicting the weight of … Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? My husband and I both have pretty big heads. This is also not accurate, though some practitioners are better than others. According to my LMP he was one day shy of 37 week but according to u/s he was 35 1/2wk. The NICU doctors said she was born too early. He wound up weighing in at 7.5 lbs. 36 weeks 4 days estimated to be 5 lbs 1 oz at regular dr appointment - on 37 weeks estimated to be 4 lbs 13 oz at high risk u/s. Last Friday they thought 9lbs 1oz from the ultrasound. When I went back for my second BPP, everyone was polite and there were no questions about induction. That's just my opinion and what I have seen in several women. : I had a fetal assessment done at 33 weeks, which showed my baby was at 37% approximately weighing 4.7 lbs. 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. Nope - he only weighed 7 lb 2 oz. She was born 2 days shy of her due date at 6lbs 9oz. The u/s said he was 10lbs 3oz. 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 thought this was really big and kinda laughed knowing how wrong ultrasounds can be. 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. At my first, the tech advised that the baby was over 9 lbs. It also showed that these weren’t accurate in predicting if the baby was small or large for gestational age. I hope this information helps you somehow. [55] Reviewed 3/31/2019 So we induced. If your baby is long or has a big head it could make the estimations less accurate. HERE ARE THE RESPONSES TO THIS ARTICLE:http://pregnancy.about.com/u/ua/ultrasounds/ultrasoundweight.htm?from=lb. 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. Due Date Accuracy . 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. 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