I know ultrasounds are notoriously off when it comes to measuring weight and size.. With my second baby before I questioned things I allowed myself to be induced for the "biggest baby they had ever seen on ultrasound" at my OB's office.. He turned out to be our smallest baby at 7lbs 15 ounces at 37 weeks.. With him I was measuring right on track externally. I just trusted my OB only to hear the nurses talking about how amazing it was that all his patients were induced for big babies in the hallway while I was in labor.
At my u/s at 22.3 I was measuring three weeks ahead as well as externally measuring the same. I currently have duel care through my midwife for my homebirth and at naval because I want to have an established relationship should I have to go into the hospital for some reason. My insurance pays for naval one hundred percent and we pay for my midwife. Also with my constant throwing up still I can get my meds for free through naval.
I had initially decided against the GD test for this pregnancy but now both midwifes are pushing for the test to make sure and talking about fetal growth ultrasounds.. I feel kind of daft that this is my fourth I will give birth to and don't know what to think. Are they checking size because they want to make sure I can have a vaginal birth? Our biggest was nine pounds who had issues being born but none related to size and I had no tearing with him. He was posterior. Or is there another reason they are concerned with the baby measuring ahead? Is it more of a concern because the baby is measuring ahead both externally and internally?
I feel like an idiot asking all these questions but this is the first time it's come up with my pregnancies where they want to start monitoring the growth.