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|Originally posted by eilonwy
In general, babies gain an average of 1/2 pound each week during the last 5 weeks of pregnancy.
Ultrasound measurements compared to previous measurements would be accurate indicators of growth (or lack thereof) because they're talking about a difference (or a lack thereof). In other words, say they estimate the baby's weight at 5 lbs one day and the following week, the baby's measuring exactly the same way (5 lbs). They may not be right about the actual size of the baby (he may weigh 4 or 6 pounds) but they will be correct that the baby isn't growing.
I also don't get the "prenatal testing = birth interventions" logic. I refused plenty of prenatal tests with Eli and still had plenty of interventions; my sister had every prenatal test known to man and had almost no interventions in her births (younger niece had shoulder dystocia and was stuck for one pain while the doctor manuvered her shoulders loose).
|Originally posted by pamamidwife
In everything I've read, they give weight gains of about 1/4 ounce a week in the last four or five weeks.
|Originally posted by SamuraiEarthMama
i'd be curious to know how big your friend's baby was...
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