We had another U/S as the baby has been measuring large and they like to check growth. Well it looks like I may be destine to have a large baby with a very large head. At 32 weeks my baby weighs almost 5 and 1/2 pounds. The head is measuring at about 36 weeks already. They say we are in the 92 percentile. I still blame my husband and his large head! My Doc thinks if I go term we are looking at a 10 pounder. The baby has measured large the whole time by about 3 weeks so I am not suprised.
I will have another U/S between 36 and 37 weeks. They will get sense of how big the baby is then and try and determine if a C/S maybe necessary ( I think more for the large head rather than the large body). I am open to whatever is safest for the baby and myself as long as there are drugs involved.
I also had an appt. I still haven't gained any weight and my BP was good. Overall another good appt.
Would they consider inducing you early? My DS2 was 10.2 (and yep, had a big head too) so with this one my OB said that if he is measuring big that she would induce at 39 weeks. For most women a large baby isnt reason to do a C/S but they have to look at just how large the head is and compare that to your pelvis shape/size. The concern is that so many docs are C/S happy these days. Good that they are keeping an eye on it though! Keep in mind that the u/s is only accurate within 1 1/2 pounds of their actual weight. Head measurements are probably more right on. They thought DS2 would be big but only estimated 8 1/2 pounds so they were pretty far off!
Kai Robert 10/14/11
Oh how exciting!!!! Well not the big head part ... they come out one way or another - like you said as long as they're healthy and you're happy with your drugs life is good
I'm glad your appt went well. DD had a large head & still does. I ended up with a Csect because her head got stuck in my crooked pelvis. I personally wouldn't try to have a large head baby au naturel... Epidural or something... But that's just me. If your Dr is ok with you laboring, I would give it a try. They can always switch to a Csect if necessary. I had 2 problems working against me... Large head & crooked pelvis. Never fear though... That baby will get out one way or another.
Yay for a good appt! Glad they are keeping on top of babies size.
DD Annabelle 04/08/10 DD Gillian 09/29/11