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February 6th, 2013, 08:42 AM
Kalynas_Mom's Avatar Super Mommy
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Another person's post made me think about this. When I went in to my doc appt which was the same day as my anatomy scan she said my uterus was measuring 2.5 cm larger than my dates. Ultrasound was normal though, no excess amniotic fluid etc. I have a doc appt this afternoon and i'm slightly worried. My uterus is definitely way above my bellybutton. I can feel it, and also my kicks are quite a bit higher to where I would imagine them to be. When sitting down its very very close to my ribs. Could the fact that my placenta is low and anterior mean it's pushing baby up further in the pelvis and it just looks like my uterus is larger? I'm confused about when this could be concerning

ETA: I should mention my ticker is a week behind what my doctor changed my due date to a while back (from june 16th to the 9th) although I was skeptical about the big of a jump. But anyway baby measured over a week ahead at 3 separate ultrasounds
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February 6th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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At my appt yesterday my fundal height was two cm more than my weeks, and baby measured about a week ahead at ultrasound but doc didn't seem worried about it. I'm not sure when this becomes a concern. I would ask, though, if it worries you.
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February 6th, 2013, 09:36 AM
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I measured about two weeks ahead consistently my whole first pregnancy so we did some extra ultrasounds to check fluid etc. Everything was fine - he was just 9 lbs 11 ounces at birth. My big guy =)

I'm already measuring about a week ahead and my dates are exactly known cause I was seeing a fertility specialist - doc is already guessing this one will be over 9 lbs as well. Maybe you will just be having a big baby.

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February 6th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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The midwife student measured me wrong at my appointment yesterday and said 26/27 the other midwife had this omg look but rechecked and I am 22 so right where I should be.

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February 6th, 2013, 09:49 AM
Joanne Nicole's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Actually at my appointment yesterday I measured about 1 cm over, and my midwife explained that anything within 3 cm either way is perfectly normal. She also said unless it's drastically over or under where it should be, you don't really have to worry...you have to worry if you have a major jump in size in a short period of time. Maybe your dates are just a little off?

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February 6th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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After 20 weeks your fundal height will increase at the rate of one centimeter per week going up toward your ribs. Anything over 3 centimeters or under the doctor will want to check to see if the baby is measuring either too large or too small.
If you are concerned its worth mentioning to your doc.

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February 6th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it, personally. How your measurement progresses from week to week is more important. I always measure ahead, for whatever reason my uterus feels free to grow straight up!
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February 6th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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I would think that while everyone's uterus probably is around the same place at a certain time, it would depend on your body, how your built, etc. And if you have bigger or smaller babies. That's probably why there is that 3 centimeter give either way, to accommodate for the fact that we (and our babies) are all a little different! I wouldn't worry about it! Especially if your doctor didn't seem concerned!
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February 6th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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usually as long as it is within 2-3 cm all is good
esp since you have an ultrasound that isn't showing any issues

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