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    Well girls went and had my scan today and saw my doctor, I am from my 19 week scan 37 weeks pregnant, but from the scan today they get me at 39weeks. They said the baby's head is 9.4cm and the length from top of head to bottom is 34cm. So Logan hospital will not see me till 4/11 but my doc says that is too far away as the head is already 9.4cm. Now I am worried....

    Any advice???

    Julexs


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    So they put you at measuring 39wks but they won't induce you for another 10 days?

    *sends labour vibes Jules' way*

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    Beck

    No logan will not induce me until the 11/11.... But yes send me the vibes I need them. Logan go from your 19 week scan so that is now inacurate??

    Anyway hopefully will happen soon.

    Jules

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    Well the Logan going from my 19wk scan (well, actually I got it done at 22wks because the first one was cruddy) then they'll accept my earlier date of 14/12 rather than my 9wk one which said the 21/12.

    Not inducing you until 11/11? If you're measuring 39wks, that means you're going to be equivilant of like 42wks+ before they'll even consider inducing you.

    Any chance you like a good hot beef vindaloo curry?

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    LOL Beck I might give that a go, my doc said he will sort it next Thursday so I will see how that goes..

    Good to see they taking your earlier date, gives me hope.

    Jules

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    *L* There's an Indian place across from Grand Plaza that makes great curry. My DH loved their vindoloo and their kormas & butter chicken are great too.

    *sends more labour vibes*

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    That's the problem with scans guys - late scans especially because ultrasound is based on mathematics and figures - in late scans your baby's characterisitics and genes take over so of course not every baby is going to be what the ultrasound says is normal... some are going to be smaller and some bigger based on their own individual selves! Ultrasound is also notorious for being innaccurate... I mean if it was so accurate, then wouldn't baby be born on the due date it gives us? Another example of the body doing what it needs to do based on it's own needs and timeline... last thing you need is an Ob to freak you out who I am sure would be delighted to have a more convenient, induced birth for his appointment books... but baby will come when he/she is ready, giving baby extra time I think is a good thing - you may even find bubs comes earlier than later anyway...

    Your baby's head wont have a massive growth spurt between now and then, especially the head - it wont put loads of centimetres on and keep going, it will eventually slow. Ultrasound is not so great for freaking women out and making them panic about baby's size and other things. You might remember *Yvette* who had twins was told one twin was nine pounds... well one baby born at 5lbs and the other 6lbs... and that's a very common story. Plenty of mums are induced because their Obs think they look huge only to have a small baby.

    I understand being a first time mum you are very fearful but you need some positive and encouraging people around you right now. You need people to help you believe in yourself and your ability to birth this baby because you CAN do it - this is what we are born to do - our pelvises were made the right size to do it and with some understanding midwives, they will be able to help you push slowly during crowning so you don't tear - also birthing upright will help even weight distribution of the head - I know mums birthing upright with 10-11lb babies and they never even tore.

    It seems from your post you are looking for reassurance and confidence, I really hope that you can get some good support around you, as you'll need some good reassurance for the birth.

    We'll do the best we can of course, but please, don't let anyone scare you about the size of this baby or your ability to birth him or her. Read some positive books, like Janet Balaskas, "New Active Birth" - I found this book to be very inspirational and morale boosting. Help youself do this!
    Kelly xx

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    Thanks for that, my mum is telling me not to worry she says with my hips I would be able to deliver a 13 pounder

    I know the baby will come when it is ready and all will be fine. Just nervous, at the end of the day I know I WILL be able to do this!!!!

    Jules

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    I've just finished reading this thread... such excellent advice! Wow I wish I'd been able to read it before having my first labour experience. I was terrified too and didn't know what to expect and like Kelly said the antenatal classes don't tell you what you need to know, only what you think you need to know... hmmm, that might not make much sense but the advice about trusting in your body IS the best advice. I read somewhere about visualising a "skivvy" if you're fearful about how the baby will manage to come out without tearing. I read that recently and just know that I'm going to incorporate that into my next labour. I also loved that idea about printing out this page and packing it into your hospital bag! LOL I know with my 20 hour labours this would come in very handy... I'd love to have a sheet of Inspirational Thoughts For Labour! Just short oneliners like "if women in 3rd world countries can do this in rice fields than I can do it here!!!" LOL

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