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Did you have one - is it now standard


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#1 Natttmumm

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

Hi ladies

I am wondering how many people get a growth scan in the third trimester?

If so when did you have it?

I had one with the previous pregnancies at around 34 weeks but this time around the same obyn doesnt seem interested in doing one - said we could if we want to. A friend told me the other day that her obyn does them as routine at 32 weeks??

I know if you go public its not routine but im wondering if you go private is it?

#2 Oma Desala

Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Nope, not routine. Unless there is a concern re; growth, lack of movement, low lying placenta etc. then there is really no need for one.

ETA - I was public last time and am private this time, currently 37+4

Edited by Oma Desala, 05 December 2012 - 01:01 PM.


#3 CountryBumpkin

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

I have had babies in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011 and am pregnant, only time I had a growth scan is with my toddler, as I had gastro and was hospitalized and the ignorant dr told me baby was IUGr. I had the scan ti prove him wrong (baby growth right on track). Didn't even have one with the one before and he was over 10lb.

They shouldnt be standard as regardless of size, most women can push out a baby anyway.

#4 BJBubbles

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

In 29 weeks and my OB hasn't mentioned anything about it yet, even when I brought up my concern over his size (I'm worrie he is BIG!) so I'm assuming she doesn't do them as standard.

FWIW, When I asked if he was big, she had a feel around and said she would expect him to be average to a little above agerage size.

#5 R2B2

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Never had one through 3 pregnancies.

I had a scan with my last pregnancy at the end, but only because I was post dates.

#6 crackles

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

this pregnancy they're going to give me one even tho i'm public cos my ds was so big. Their scan date is 8 days ahead of 'our' date based on my cycle (my dd and ds were both born on our due date not the scan date) and so they don't reckon they'll let me go past their scan date which would technically be 38+6 but they'll do a scan to check bub's size

#7 clm1982

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

We are going private and my OB does them at every appointment.

#8 Chief Pancake Make

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

I had one at 30weeks and 27 weeks because I had a midwife who was obsessed that my baby was going to be tiny - GP was never worried.  30wks came back average.  37 came back as 3.1kg.  My family have always had small babies so when I found out she was 3.1kg at 37 weeks I worried for the next 3 weeks that she would be huge.  She was born at 39+5w at 3.03kg so I needn't have worried.  All the stories I hav heard about growth scans are that they are fairly innacccurate.

#9 White-Lily

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

Nope not done routinely.
Didnt have one with DD1 but I did have one with DD2 to check on her well being and growth, this was done at 35 weeks after I was diagnosed with OC.

#10 erindiv

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

I have never had one.

#11 wallofdodo

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

I have been both public and private and never had one.

#12 IsolaBella

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

I had private OB and never had a growth scan. That is over 3PGs

Only third trimester scan was as 37wks when my first failed to get the memo about turning. Scan was to confirm his position.

Edited by lsolaBella, 05 December 2012 - 07:12 PM.


#13 Duck-o-lah

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

Didn't have one for DS.

This time I was told if I chose to VBAC they would like to do a scan around 34-36 weeks to check that there would be no major hinderances. Turns out I need to have one anyway as my 20w scan revealed a low lying placenta. I'm going public.

#14 Ohhmum

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I've had two private with different OBs at different hospitals and one public and had 34 week scans for all 3!

#15 MissButtercup

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

I've had numerous growth scans this pregnancy (up to 3-4 now I think?) - first being at 30 weeks due to IUGR, so not for routine reasons.

I had a late scan with DD#1 but that was to check placenta position not growth. With DD#2 I once again had a late scan but only to check position as she was breech - non of which where routine either I guess.

#16 mused

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Had my OB decided to send me for a formal growth scan it would have been at 36 weeks. But she's now confident that baby is growing fine (just naturally smaller than other babies) so I won't be having one. She only sends you for one if there's cause for concern.

#17 allthiseffortpaidoff

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Same OB both times round (private) no growth scan with DD.

With this bub, I just had one (close to 32) but that was because I moved interstate and we didn't trust the 20 week scan.  And he wanted to check that my amniotic fluid levels were OK...




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