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  #1  
November 17th, 2006, 07:52 AM
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Any input would be appreciated. I am perplexed!

I am supposedly 21 weeks along.

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??
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November 17th, 2006, 08:53 AM
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Could be, or your placenta could be at the front which is why I was always measuring 2-3 weeks ahead
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November 17th, 2006, 10:01 AM
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I don't have much advice so I'm sorry I can't add much..

I do want to say and you have the coolest username!
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November 17th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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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.
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November 26th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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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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November 27th, 2006, 09:19 AM
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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
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November 29th, 2006, 11:50 AM
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I have my ultrasound tomorrow and that should give us a more definitive sense of what's going on.

I am so excited to see my little guy (or girl).
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December 3rd, 2006, 12:34 AM
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I think traveling can throw your body out of wack. Its possible you were pregnant before hand. I hope you got some answers!
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December 7th, 2006, 07:19 AM
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Update:

My midwife received my ultrasound and looked it over. Our dates were right on, and there's only one little cutie in there.

I guess I just have a high womb - nothing more.

Thanks everyone
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December 7th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Great update girl.
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