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I am 37 weeks tomorrow and I have no indication of how small or big our LO is going to be.
When will they check and how? Can anyone offer any insight? Thanks!!
sorry for all the spelling errors... jeez!
stupid work comuter...
SarahRae85:Just wanted to add, experienced doctors can often "estimate" size (larger than average, smaller than average, etc, not necessarily give you a weight estimate) just by feeling your belly. My last two appointments, my doctor has felt my stomach and commented about how big LO is. We've known he was larger since about 25 weeks and I have received ultrasounds confirming this. Doctor has commented "well, you've got a big one, but he's not abnormally large" just from pressing on my stomach when he's checking LO's position. So, even if you don't get a growth ultrasound, you can always ask your doctor what he thinks of LOs size.
This! My doctor did this yesterday during my internal exam. We were actually all thinking that he was going to be huge because my DH was over 10lbs when he was born. My doc felt my stomach and said "Oh, well it seems that he is about 6 lbs right now". I was so relieved! haha I mean he can be off a lb or so but it made me feel better that LO wasn't 8 lbs right now haha
Unless you need an ultra sound my doctors office does not check for size. I was disapointed with my first, and figured I would not know for this one either. Which was odd to me because it always seemed like friends were told how big their baby was gonna be. There is no real way to tell unless they do an ultrasound so I think my office just does not like to give out info that may not be accurate.
I told my doc I was paranoid that because my stomach is so big (I feel huge) that I am going to have a 10 pound baby. (a friend just did and her newborn seemed HUGE). He said I would not have a 5 pound baby but he was pretty certain my baby would not be 9/10 pounds. We shall see. My first was 7.9 at 39 weeks. I am figuring a pound heavier but hoping for less.