Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Daddy | 2011/02/23



Hi Doc. My wife and I have been to her gynae yesterday, she is now 34 weeks pregnant and we are very exited. We are just a little concerned as our baby already weighs 3.4kg (according to the equipment, we know it''s not always accurate), and this large for gestational age trend has been evident since the start of the pregnancy. 3.4kg is way above the 97th percentile for 34 weeks. Neither of us are overweight, i''m quite tall at 1.9m. My wife was checked for diabetes and her results was normal 2 weeks ago and she went for another test this morning, just to be sure. No sugar or protein found in urine during the course of the pregnancy either. Her Doc told us that she probably needs to go for a c-section (disappointment for her, but not huge). My question is: could anything be wrong with the baby, short and long term? Or is it just a big baby?

Expert's Reply



Your baby is certainly a large baby for this stage of the pregnancy. The most important cause for this is usually diabetes in the mother but this has been more or less excluded. You are tall and it is possible that your new baby is just following a family pattern.With regular scans any concerns with your baby would have been excluded by now. The gynae will keep a good eye on your baby and will do the caesarean section when ready.

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Posted by: Jen | 2011/02/23

If all results are fine then probably just a big baby, by baby was born 4.22 at 38 weeks, im sure all is fine.

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