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518733 tn?1333017015

Worried about baby's growth

hi, im currently 35 weeks pregnant, iv had quite a hard pregnancy, I spent the 1st 4 months on bed rest due to bleeding caused by a subchronic hematoma, but baby was always measuring perfectly, things went well between 17-28 weeks then i started measuring small, at 30 weeks i was measuring 29, at 32 weeks i was measuring 30 so i was sent for a growth scan, they said baby was within normal limits just not going to be a big baby she was about 4lbs at 32 weeks, today i went to see my midwife at 34+6 weeks and she measured me and said i was still only measuring 30 weeks, she has booked me for another growth scan for next week but i feel very worried about the fact my baby seams not to of grown in 3 weeks, she thinks my high risk dr will prob decide to induce me in the next 2-3 weeks.
has anyone else had this happen?
im so scared as this pregnancy has been a very worrying time for  me and im so scared sometime could go wrong :(
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1194973 tn?1385503904
Fundal height is not an accurate way to gauge fetal growth and is extremely inaccurate. I'm not sure why your doctor said your baby wasn't going to big, that's exactly what it should measure at. (on average most babies weigh 3.75-4 pounds at 32 weeks) I still wouldn't worry. After so many weeks (I don't remember when) I never measured properly on fundal height. Even when I went in on the day I delivered I was still measuring 5 weeks behind.
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I'm almost 32 Weeks and my baby measures about 3 pounds. With my first he was only 5lbs 15oz but he was completely healthy. Don't stress too much
1428239 tn?1333457053
i posted on your journal... but did your midwife do an internal check to seei f she could feel the babys head..

I dont have my prenatal record on me right now but I know there was a week where I measured the exact same as two weeks back because the baby had dropped really really low.. i didnt feel any different..  I was 5 1/2 CM off at one point...  I hope everything goes well with your scan but try to take it easy.. we all carry differently and therefore fundal height doesnt work for all of us.. I always always behind in measurements ..... the only time i actually caught up was at my 39 week appointment but i think its because baby could no longer go down.... My baby was 6lbs 14 oz in the end.. very healthy
518733 tn?1333017015
thank you all for your comments, i had a scan and baby is fine shes measuring perfectly and is about 5lbs5oz :) x
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