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ultrasound estimated weight!

I had a level 2 ultrasound done on july 8th and it was estimated that my baby was 5lbs 13 oz, does the ultrasound come close to the birth weight? I have been in the hospital since june 21 and i am getting induced tomm, july 11 i am 35 weeks, so i am worried about the health and weight of the baby, i have very low amniotic fluid thats why i am in the hospital on bed rest ,but besides that the baby is perfect!

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zy616

Asked by zy616 at 10:21 PM on Jul. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I've heard it isn't a good estimate.. I pray that everything goes well for you and your new bundle!hugs

    MDT09

    Answer by MDT09 at 10:22 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • They're an estimate according to the measurements they get of the baby...so it's close, but not exact.
    CAGirl4

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 10:22 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Best wishes to you and your little one.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:23 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I've found that they estimate the baby higher than it really is,sorry!
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:23 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • They said Mine was going to be around 9lbs and he was 6lbs 9oz at birth
    firethearson

    Answer by firethearson at 10:23 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • It is not that accurate. It can be off as much as two pounds either way. Has a perinatal specialist reviewed the results? If so you can expect greater accuracy.
    FuzNet

    Answer by FuzNet at 10:24 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I didn't find the ultrasounds on my second two babies accurate for size. However, I don't know what a Level 2 ultrasound is so maybe yours was more accurate than mine were. If they say your baby is perfect i would relax Mom!
    jamesonjustines

    Answer by jamesonjustines at 10:26 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • @ firethearson...wow they were way off ,i am sure mine wont be that far off....they said she is a good size for 35 weeks ,,so i guess we will wait and see!
    zy616

    Comment by zy616 (original poster) at 10:27 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I was told my baby was gonna be 6lbs but when she came out she was 9lbs 10oz, good luck
    DeeMarie87

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 10:27 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • They said mine 2nd would be at least 8lbs and she was 5lbs 15oz
    sassygoddess

    Answer by sassygoddess at 10:29 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

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