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If you've ever measured ahead with a baby before how big did said baby turn out to be?<br><br>
Macie was 8lbs at 39 weeks, but I measured right on the whole time. I just had an appointment with my midwife and at 36 weeks, I'm measuring 38. Should I be preparing for a baby that is significantly bigger than Macie was?
 

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My MW told me that 2cm either way is still in the normal range.
 

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I'm more concerned about the jump in size, though. I have been measuring right on or barely a week ahead the whole time, and all of the sudden I'm 2 weeks ahead, lol!
 

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Has your diet changed at all? Have you been drinking more fluids? Was the appointment at a different time of day than usual? These things could affect baby size/amniotic fluid levels. Also, your midwife could have just been off a bit in where she started and stopped the measuring. I wouldn't worry.
 

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There are so many variables - what is mentioned above, baby's position at that moment, etc.<br><br>
That said, I always measure ahead. Always. Around 34/35 weeks I was measuring at over 40 weeks, yet at my appt last week (36 weeks) I was measuring 37 or 38 (he's dropped some). The OB checked my fluid levels because there's significant less movement, but the AFI was good.
 
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