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If i am 26 weeks, but measuring 28 weeks does that mean I more than likely will go into labor before due date?

I am measuring 28 weeks, but I am 26 weeks pregnant dr didn't switch the due date or anything just I am measugin 2 weeks ahead. Does this mean I will more than likely go into labor before my due date. I was induced both times with my other 2 one at 40 days (my due date) the other 5 days before due date. With first dr was afraid I would have a 10 pounder (if I went over my due date) and I was to small and he didn't think I would be able to deliver her at 10 pounds she was 8.1. With my second because I had a hard time delivering my first he asked if I wanted induced 5 days early to try to make the baby a little smaller than number 1 so I said ok. He said by my due date she might be around 9 pounds. She was 8.7 bigger than my first. So I didn;t ever go into labor on my own, but wanted to know if I will because I am measuring fearther along? Also the baby is measuring 2 pounds 5 ounces. How big should the baby be at 26 weeks?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:23 AM on May. 6, 2011 in Pregnancy

Answers (8)
  • measurements don't really mean anything, nor does a guestimate of birth weight. At 36 weeks they sent me for an ultrasound because I measured small, but estimated DS's weight to already be 8 lbs 8 oz.... he came at 42 weeks weighing 7lbs 9 oz. If I had let them induce I would have had a low birthweight baby.

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 7:26 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • I don't know this dr is pretty good at guessing. He is also a high risk doctor. Every friend I have that goes to him he hasn't been more than a pound off. My sister went to him they guessed her son at 7 pounds he was 6.8 I think when he was born. She had him I think only like a day or 3 early not sure how soon, but know it wasn't later than 3 days. She was already dialted to a 6 so they asked if she wanted to be induced the next day so she went in.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:30 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • I have to agree with the first answerer, the times you may have known about may have been accurate but measurement in general is not a good sign of anything. Especially timing as to when you will go in labor.

    Answer by Melbornj at 7:42 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • It could just mean that your baby is slightly larger than what the doc considers average.

    Answer by NannyB. at 7:49 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • I agree with everyone else. And a pound is a HUGE difference in a baby. My older kids were 8lbs 10 oz and 8 lbs 1 oz when they were born and I thought DS was underweight!! DD5 was only 5lbs 1 oz but she has Down syndrome so a low birth weight was expected and she was 2 weeks early.

    Answer by KPBMom at 7:54 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • No, measuring 2 weeks ahead does not mean you'll go into labor early. Could just be a big baby, or could be off a little on the measurements (they're still relatively small and don't grow by leaps and bounds from 26 to 28 weeks).

    Answer by ohbladi at 8:09 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • I measure 4 weeks ahead my entire pregnancy with my 1st DD. I didn't deliver her until I was 41 weeks pregnant (had to be induced) she was 6lbs 13oz. They said I just had some extra water in there. With my second I measured 2 weeks ahead my entire pregnancy. Again she weight 6lbs 13oz, lol. I delivered her at 38 weeks. They haven't measured me yet with this pregnancy, but I can tell you I am bigger than I was with my other 2 girls. We will see.

    Answer by amber1330 at 9:16 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • you may be further along, but it could also be just a jump in the growth of the baby- which can still average out before the due date.

    Answer by 2teens2LOs at 10:36 AM on May. 6, 2011

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