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May 17th, 2014, 02:52 AM
anguisette anguisette is offline
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I don't remember anyone estimating a weight for DD1, but with DD2 the midwives decided about 35wks or so that she was "small" and sent me for a growth scan and basically scared the crap out of me.

she was 2wks late & 6lb9 so maybe she was a bit small but she was perfectly healthy. "small" to me means a 4 or 5lb birthweight, not 6+

i think sometimes the guesswork can do more harm than good when it worries the mother. obviously the doctors/midwives have a job to do and have to check everything in case there was a problem but i think guessing weight can be such an inexact science that it's sometimes more trouble than it's worth.
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