First baby ( young and from previous relationship) at 39 weeks he weighed 6 lbs 6 oz ( due to my placenta packing up at the end - different advice then given regards to movements at end of pregnancy ) naturally delivered and no tear.
Second baby my daughter weighed 8lbs 14 oz at 40 weeks 4 days naturally delivered - bad tear due to her hand being behind her head and had a poo on the way out!
Third baby induced as she died at. 20 weeks- in theatre due to retained placenta causing haemorrhaging and blood transfusion as my iron level kept dropping despite iron pills.
This will be my. 4th baby - due first being small I have growth scans. She has had a growth spurt and her tummy is measuring above. 96% centile chart and has gone up over. 20 % the sonographer took the measurement 4 times so I am totally certain she got that right. She did ask the consultant on duty if they needed to talk to us over the tummy measurement as that is an indication of a big baby and at this point she didn’t but we have our last growth scan at 37 weeks.
I am 40 but don’t have gestational diabetes I was tested at 28 weeks. But I am overweight hence glucose test being done.
It does concern me she is so big already. She was only 3 lbs 12 oz last growth scan so has grown 2 lbs in 3 weeks!!My mother in law had bigger babies so think that’s why our babies are bigger!
Has anyone had a larger gestational baby and been offered options such as earlier induction at full term ?
We feel we need to be more prepared to know what to expect! Xx