Topic: Size versus Dates?

So we had a third trimester ultrasound last week and little man is measuring about 2.5 weeks ahead of schedule.  That doesn't worry me too much because as I've seen, third trimester ultrasounds can be pretty inaccurate in measurements.  What does worry me is the fact that his head is measuring at 35 weeks (and I was 31 weeks on the date we did it and head measurements tend to be the MOST accurate thing they measure in third trimester. 

Did anyone else have any experience with larger than dates measurements?  My best friend tells me this is payback for teasing her about her kids having larger heads (she ended up with two c-sections because they were too big for her size).  smile

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2 (edited by homebirthmom 2014-02-08 20:15:55)

Re: Size versus Dates?

i would not be too concerned with it as a head will not grow that fast in the end weeks. its the girth of the baby and brown fat. so a 35 weeks head, eh, not so huge. plus they mold well. dont stress smile
Best wishes on your last trimester!!

Re: Size versus Dates?

My babe measured ahead but was a manageable 7.5 lbs.  Ultrasounds are truly not a great measurement tool.

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Re: Size versus Dates?

Our boys' heads measured waaaaaaaaay ahead.  Then when they were born, they had normal heads.

In my experience, ultrasounds are big old liars. wink

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Re: Size versus Dates?

My babe that measured the most ahead (they ALL measured "big" before birth) was my smallest at 7.2!  Less stress Momma!

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Re: Size versus Dates?

Large head measurement on ultrasound at 38 weeks and proved to be true.

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