Studies indicate that in the third trimester ultrasounds are no longer a reliable way to measure fetal size. A 2008 study on macrosomia (aka, “large body” or a larger-than-average baby, often considered to be a baby bigger than 8 lbs 13 oz, or sometimes bigger than 9 lbs, 15 oz., depending on the researcher/study) found that ultrasound measurements only accurately predicted a large baby 43.5% of the time. However, if that is paired with additional information, such as diabetes or gestational diabetes. Then, in combination the info may be more accurate. Sadeh-Mestechkin D, Walfisch A, Shachar R, Shoham-Vardi I, Vardi H, Hallak M. “Suspected macrosomia? Better not tell.” Arch Gynecol Obstet. vol. 278, no. 3 (2008): pp. 225-30. doi: 10.1007/s00404-008-0566-y. Epub 2008 Feb 26. PMID: 18299867.
My wee one was measuring big from 31 weeks. There was talk of me being induced or a section after a final growth scan at 37 plus 5 weeks which i never got due to reduced movements. I ended up having baby at 38 weeks on the dot and he was 8lbs 3 ounces. As said above you do not need to be induced. Me personally id opt to not be induced again. Women can birth "big" babies as they are deemed. Think its what you feel comfortable with. Happy for you to drop me a message about induction xx
I wouldn’t say thats big. I had a scan at 35+4 and baby was estimated 6lb15. He was born at 39 weeks exactly and was 8lb1, again, not big. Also, measurements are notoriously inaccurate. And lastly, if you don’t want to be induced, you don’t have to be.
Ps I was induced with 2 of them best experience of my life, not painful at all forst labour 4hrs from drip to out and only gas and air, 2nd one 45mins from start to finish and no pain relief was eating a sandwich before pushing xx
I was reading about Cotton Root Extract and how midwives use it to induce labor naturally. Maybe try that at home? I read reviews on it and a lot of people said it worked. Might be worth a try? Or some research?