I had my widwife appointment this morning and as the title suggests.. I am measuring further along than my EDD.
I understand that this measurements can be give or take..but I thought that was a significant difference in size?? Midwife..measured over and over to make sure she was doing it right..then asked if my DS was a big baby which he wasn't really (3.8kg) Once I answered her..she went "hmm, interesting" and said it will be interesting to measure again at my next visit.
SO! what COULD this mean? I always suspected I was further along than the doctors keep saying..and my DDate has changed 3-4 times whilst being pregnant.
Should I brace myself for a big baby or...?
Just wondering if any else encountered this
-Should mention I had my GD test today so I hadn't eaten anything as yet..so definatly not a bloating issue
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20-12-2011 17:12 #1
29 weeks measuring 32 weeks?
20-12-2011 17:42 #2
The rule of thumb is 2cm over or under is normal. You are only measuring 3 cm over. I wouldn't stress out tbh. Lots of women measure bigger & bubs are normal size. I actually find the fundal height measurements to be silly bc some women carry their babies in positions that make the measurements bigger. Other things it could be - gestational diabetes & baby is growing bigger bc of this. Or maybe you are just carrying more fluid which makes you measure more. They usually do a growth scan if they want to investigate further. But I wouldn't stress, lots of ppl just measure bigger.
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20-12-2011 18:01 #3
I can't remember my exact measurements with DD1, but I was so big (only my belly, nowhere else) that the dr ordered several scans later on because they thought I was carrying twins. It was only one baby and she was 7 pound 7 ounces so not very big either.
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20-12-2011 18:30 #4
Many doctors have told me the fundal height measurement is not overly accurate.
My first I was measuring 2 weeks behind and she was 9 pound. My second I was never told I measured big and he was over 10 pound.
What I'm trying to say is not to stress! If they are concerned they will send you for a growth scan and this is more accurate. This pregnancy I'm measuring 1 week behind and the growth scan has told them bub is around the 90 th percentile, so another bigger bub.
21-12-2011 08:34 #5Senior Member
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I am measuring ahead but that is using a US so I am not sure if they are correct but I do have GD so that is the cause for my big baby. But then they can get it wrong my sisters SIL was told she was going to have a big baby and it turned out to be 6LB baby. Not sure why they can't even tell with a US.
21-12-2011 08:49 #6
Also if a different person is making the measurement each time, then there is inbuilt error there, as no two people will do it in exactly the same way. (Another reason why continuity of care by one dedicated provider is the gold standard of pregnancy care) It really is a very general estimate... You seem to be well within normal.
All the best
21-12-2011 09:39 #7Junior Member
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With my 2nd baby I was measuring 2-3 weeks behind and she was born 8p11o, so a good decent size, they can be wrong
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You possibly just had a growth spurt and it will even out next visit. I always had a growth spurt where I'd measure a few weeks ahead but then it evened out. With my 2nd I measured right on target and she was over 10lb...my third he was measuring 3 cm under what he was supposed to and my midwife told me she'd be a little concerned if it wasn't me (only because the 3cm under didn't change at all) but I was possibly just having a small baby...he was 9lb..my smallest baby
Don't stress and giving birth to a big baby doesn't mean it will be any more difficult...my biggest baby was my shortest labour, my smallest baby my longest.
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