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I do believe ultrasound measurements are simply an educated guess. The docs can be pretty close or a bit off too lol. Lucas was always a big man in my tummy, but...he was bigger than they thought. About a week before I gave birth they said he was a healthy 7 pounds, still, for my size being so small, he was huge for me. When I gave birth 8 days later....surprise!!!! He was a whopping 8 pounds and 10 ounces!!!! They were measuring him just a bit low


I'm no medical expert here but I fully believe that ultrasound measurements are always an educated guess. My physician thought that Charlie was on the bigger side from about 30 weeks on so she monitored like crazy. I'm glad she took the precautions she did but always reminded me that the ultrasound was always off by one or two pounds one way or the other. Her final guess at my 37 week appointment was around 6 lbs, he was born a week later at 7 lbs 6 ounces.

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Baby ultrasound measurements
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