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Asked by alison

Q: 30 weeks and 3 days and doctor says baby's estimate weight is 4 lbs. 5 oz.

He said may be a big baby.
Has anyone had similar measurements at 30 weeks and what were the results? I don't want to deliver a monstrous baby.

This question was asked Aug. 19, 2014 1:25am
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Answered by running19 - Aug. 21, 2014 1:23am
I was told my kiddo was 12+ pounds - he was 2 weeks late and weighed 8 lbs 9 oz. :)

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Answered by alison - Aug. 21, 2014 1:20am
Ok, Thanks everyone! I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

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Answered by HzlGreenEyes - Aug. 19, 2014 6:35pm
It is only an estimation. Docs told me while I was pregnant that it looked that I would be having a 9 lb baby. My son was born 1 day before his EDD and weighed 6lb 6 oz.

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Answered by Rainbowbaby92 - Aug. 19, 2014 8:05am
At 30 weeks our boy was measuring 3lbs 15oz and told that was big!

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Answered by Mmkohl - Aug. 19, 2014 5:51am
At my ultrasound at 39 weeks they estimated 7lbs 13oz with the disclaimer "give or take a pound"! I had him 5 days later and he was 8lbs 1oz. They were very close but I was also almost full term. My guess is you can probably take a pound from what they say right now and that is probably more accurate!

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Answered by Sianny - Aug. 19, 2014 5:15am
In the uk we very rarely get predictions on babies weight because they can be off by so much, normally after 40wks they might have a look.
Im a small lady with average hips and I delivered my 9lb son with ease, they say its easier to push out a big baby and I believe it. I was in first stage labour for 26 hrs and when it came to pushing it was over with in an hour. Yes I did tear but I didn't feel it.

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Answered by Rockabump - Aug. 19, 2014 3:28am
When I was pregnant with my daughter, they told me at 36 weeks that she was 8lbs. I worried because that meant she would be huge! When I deliver at almost 39 wks.....she was 7lbs 14oz. Don't worry yourself. They are almost always wrong.

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Answered by eag923 - Aug. 19, 2014 2:06am
My daughter was in the 90+% at 32 wks. She was estimated to be around 5 lbs 4 oz. My water broke at 36 wks & she was a whopping 7 lbs 4 oz. They said had I gone to my due date, she would have been over 9 lbs. Sometimes the ultrasounds are accurate, sometimes they're way off & baby isnt nearly as big. As long as you aren't diabetic & therefore control your blood sugar, there isn't much you can do about baby's size as it is typically genetic.

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Answered by Peanut1987 - Aug. 19, 2014 2:01am
I can't give you the weight at 30 weeks but I had a ultrasound to measure my baby boys weight at 35 weeks and he was estimated around 6 pounds 6oz. The doctor told me the way I'm going I could deliver a 9 or 10 pound baby if I go to 40 weeks. Well I was induced around 39 weeks and my little boy came out weighing 7 pounds 7oz. I worried about nothing, don't sweat it, you'll just stress yourself out. Babies grow at different rates.

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Answered by MDD2011 - Aug. 19, 2014 1:54am
At my 32 week ultrasound they estimated my baby to be about 3 lbs 15 oz, which is smaller than average (48th percentile). They have a huge margin of error though and I know people who have given birth and the ultrasound "guesses" were way off. I'm just about due and will have another ultrasound tomorrow, so we'll see how accurate it is in the next week or so! I would say as long as you're gaining about a pound a week and doctors don't seem to be concerned about your weight gain, then the baby's size could be way off.

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