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QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I am 30 weeks pregnant and measuring 40 weeks. I do not have gestational diabetes or an excess amount of fluid, according to the last ultrasound at 28 weeks. They did not do measurements.

Is there a possibility that my baby could be that big already?

ANSWER

Hello, It sounds like you are talking about how big your uterus feels to the doctor, since you said they did not do measurements. If this is the case, it is an educated guess/feel by your Doctor.

The only way to determine how big your baby is, is to measure the baby with ultrasound. The head, body and thigh bone would be measured to come up with an estimated weight and dates.

Let me know if measurements were done with ultrasound and we can then talk about the ultrasound.

With regards,
-- Jane RDMS