+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    337
    Thanks
    400
    Thanked
    149
    Reviews
    1

    Default Small uterus for 17 Weeks

    Hi all.

    Not hugely concerned, however by posting this, I am the first to post in this section.. WOOT!! Lol..

    So anyhow. I saw my OB yesterday (well, it's a public OB, but I have got the same guy twice in a row!) and he made a comment that my uterus is measuring smaller then it should be.

    He then say 'but I am not worried. You had your scan and baby's fine'.

    I was reassured by what he said and did not worry about it. But later I sort of went 'well hey, what does that actually mean?'

    This is my first pregnancy, and I am not showing yet. I am not sure if I have felt movement yet, but certainly no kicks or anything.

    So, do any of you have an idea as to what a 'small uterus' could mean/cause?

    Pic at 17 + 1


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    10,618
    Thanks
    905
    Thanked
    1,482
    Reviews
    19
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I wouldn't worry. Is this your first? With my first i did not 'pop' until quite late in the pregnancy, it was purely because i had very strong stomach muscles which held everything back.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,726
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked
    479
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I wouldn't worry either. I'm a size 10 and didn't look obviously pregnant with #1 (instead of just a bit pudgy) until nearly 30 weeks (like mothersmilk, had pretty good tummy muscles back then!).

    At around that time I switched care providers and they noticed my fundal height (what your ob would have measured) was about 6cm behind. They sent me for growth scans as a precaution, but bub was perfectly fine. I also didn't feel any movements until about 17/18 weeks and that was just flutters.

    Your fundal height is meant to be equivalent to how many weeks you are along, but lots of things can affect that measurement - how bub is positioned, the way different people measure, they way you carry etc.
    Last edited by decemberbubba; 27-09-2012 at 13:12.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to decemberbubba For This Useful Post:

    wildoats  (01-10-2012)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,833
    Thanks
    997
    Thanked
    628
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hi there,

    I had an appointment with my Obst last week and I was 18w4d but my uterus was measuring 21 weeks. I was kind of the same, told that it's not a problem at this point, but still I was like well what does it mean???

    He basically told me that over time, the uterus might slow down, that the last couple of weeks might just have been a bit of a speedy growth spurt, and someone else has also said that it might mean that baby is big...

    I don't think it's something to worry about this early in the piece, from the sounds of things, if it doesn't slow down, or for you, catch up, then we might be told a bit more about any issues, if any!



    Hope that all makes sense!

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to munchkin859 For This Useful Post:

    MsImpatient  (06-10-2012)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,726
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked
    479
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Behind or ahead fundal height is often associated with a small or large baby, but it's not necessarily a good indicator of bubs size. At 40 weeks my fundal height was 34cm. DS was born 8 days later a healthy and pretty average 7lb, certainly not the size of a 34/35 weeker! Lots of factors can put your FH ahead/ behind the ideal, and not all bubs are going to grow at the same rate.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    171
    Thanked
    90
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MsImpatient View Post
    Hi all.

    Not hugely concerned, however by posting this, I am the first to post in this section.. WOOT!! Lol..

    So anyhow. I saw my OB yesterday (well, it's a public OB, but I have got the same guy twice in a row!) and he made a comment that my uterus is measuring smaller then it should be.

    He then say 'but I am not worried. You had your scan and baby's fine'.

    I was reassured by what he said and did not worry about it. But later I sort of went 'well hey, what does that actually mean?'

    This is my first pregnancy, and I am not showing yet. I am not sure if I have felt movement yet, but certainly no kicks or anything.

    So, do any of you have an idea as to what a 'small uterus' could mean/cause?

    Pic at 17 + 1



    I dont even know why ur OB made such a comment to you if he wasnt worried!! of course ur gonna come home and think the worst!
    I was 6mths pregnant before i actually "looked pregnant"
    I think you look great! cute bump happening there too!
    Goodluck!

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0

    Default Small uterus for 17 Weeks

    I wouldn't worry. Everyone is different. I started showing at 2 months pregnant and I'm now 18 weeks and I look like I'm six months. All my friends said I showed too early but my ob reassured me that everything was fine

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,833
    Thanks
    997
    Thanked
    628
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Small uterus for 17 Weeks

    I had another OB appointment on Friday. I am 23 weeks and uterus is at 29 weeks. Once again he said its no issue at this point... Strange though...


 

Similar Threads

  1. 25 weeks pregnant and small
    By MandaPants in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26-07-2012, 20:16
  2. Strong contractions - irritable uterus - 32 weeks
    By Zanne in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-07-2012, 15:20
  3. Bicornuate uterus, anterior placenta and breech at 34 weeks...
    By Riz83 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-12-2011, 17:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Softer than your bub's bum Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Australia's favourite eco brand has delivered a gorgeous baby collection. Made from organic bamboo, Boody's extraordinarily soft and stretchy, skin-friendly tops, bottoms, onesies, bibs and wraps don't 'cost the earth'. Get 20% OFF! Code BUBHUB16.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Maternity Clothes
Looking to buy maternity clothes? :: Check the bubhub directory of local & online maternity clothes shops :: Find preloved maternity wear
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!