Originally Posted by wobblykate
my mw only does the routine 20 week u/s unless there's indication for another...I just asked her to guess when she was palpating.
The HB MW and the CNMs I am seeing for co-care/shadow-care are not into predicting size. Nobody ever says anything about it (they measure me and feel the baby, but no discussions one way or the other). They didn't even think it was important for me to do the 20 week US (I didn't).
I am going for a size check US b/c I have gestational diabetes- really to make the hospital-based people happy, even though I am not planning to birth there (but can't totally tell them that). I am SOOOOOO skeptical about these things, they are renowned for being incredibly inaccurate. EVERYONE knows they are, and so why do they keep doing them? Just because they've got the machines? I honestly don't care if my baby is "big" and I don't want people trying to get me worked up about it in advance anyway... knowing some (inaccurate) number will not change the fact that I'll be giving birth!