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Both times that I saw my midwife she said that my womb is very big. (I am hardly showing, but the top of my womb is about 3 inches higher on my belly than it should be). She thinks that either I'm a month ahead (actually 25 weeks instead of 21) or maybe it's twins.
Neither of those possibilities seem realistic to me.
I doubt that I'm a month ahead because:
1. My last period was normal, and I remember the exact day it came.
2. I was in Europe for 3 weeks, and then I got my period as soon as I got back. (my man was not in Europe with me).
3. When I had my ultrasound at 16 weeks, the technician said the baby looked a little on the small side.
However, I did start feeling regular movement at 12 weeks, which is really early.
Also, I doubt that it's twins because:
1. I hardly even look pregnant
2. They only saw one baby in the 16 week ultrasound
3. We only hear one fetal heartbeat
4. Usually I only feel movement in one place. (sometimes I feel a kick up high and a kick down low, but I figure he's just stretching out and spinning around).
Things just aren't adding up. Anyone had any idea what could be going on here? Could I just have a super-sized placenta??
My placenta is stretched all the way across the front of my abdomen, but I haven't had any comments about an irregular-sized womb or a small baby. I agree with your take on the twins suggestion, if you had an ultrasound at 16 weeks, they should have been able to tell you for sure whether or not it was twins because they should have been able to see 2 fetal poles, if not 2 heartbeats.
Click here to read something that might give you a little more information. It's a medical question and answer site where a woman asked if having a large womb would affect her next pregnancy.
__________________ TTC #1: 5/20/05: 5/27/05: 5/28/05: miscarriage 08/27/05: 08/30/05: miscarriage 01/15/05: misdiagnosed with PCOS 08/29/06: first appt at fertility clinic (was already pregnant with dd and didn't know it) 08/31/06: 05/16/07: DD was born
TTC #2: 11/13/09: let's try again! 03/10/10: tests with new OB - everything totally normal for DH and I, no indication of pcos; officially diagnosed with "Unexplained Infertility" 04/21/10 - 10/13/10: 7 unsuccessful rounds of clomid with OB 11/13/10 - 14/23/11: 3 unsuccessful IUI's with clomid at fertility clinic 07/27/11: ER for IVF - retrieved 27; 17 were mature enough to fertilize; all 17 fertilized; 11 made it to day 3 embryos; 6 made it to day 6 blasts. Transferred 1, froze 5. 08/08/11: positive hpt! 08/13/11 - 08/20/11: positive blood test (186), but cramping and bleeding. 2 days later, blood at 275; 2 days later, blood at 21. Inevitable miscarriage. 10/13/11: start suprefact for first FET
I am measuring a full month ahead, have been measuring consistently ahead for quite some time, but the early U/S was right and my EDD has remained the same. My MW says I simply have an "ample" womb, LOL.
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I always measured 2 weeks ahead with DD and I am measuring bigger with this pregnancy as well... For me it's big babies ! My DH is 6'2 and his brother is 6'6! I'm only 5'4 though...
DD ended up being 8lbs 2oz and pretty long as well