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I am due Feb 1 i had an ultra sound at 35 weeks and the baby weighed 7 pounds already do you think he will come early?

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kamrynsmommie

Asked by kamrynsmommie at 11:36 AM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • u/s aren't always right.

    my 2nd was measured at being 9pounds when I had an u/s at 36 weeks, she was born at 39 weighing in at 7lbs.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:37 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • You can not trust ultra sounds.They just estimate and can be way off at time. It also does not mean baby will come early.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • No, especially if it's your first; average is closer to 41 weeks than 40. My ultrasound at 38 weeks with my first was off by a pound, and I've heard of them being off by as much as 2 pounds. It's really not accurate, and definitely no indication of when your baby will be able to sustain life on his own. Just because he's 8 lbs doesn't mean his lungs are fully mature.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:43 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • no i think he will probably be a week or 2 late ... that's just average... those size guesses are way off so your baby could be born 6 lbs or 9 lbs. the only way to weigh a baby is with a scale after he or she is born =) i'd count on being pregnant for 5-7 more weeks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • sorry 3-5 more weeks... i missed that the u/s was 2 weeks ago ;)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Ultrasounds are not reliable, its just an estimation and can be off by a couple of pounds. also size and ready are not the same thing at all.
    Cynthje

    Answer by Cynthje at 8:07 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

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