Had my 35 week appt with the midwife in the practice that I would classify as more of a Med-wife than a midwife. Two weeks ago I measured as 31.5 cms at 33 weeks and now this midwife is saying I am only 30 cms at 35 weeks. I found that number odd because I measured myself before the appt and then again this morning and I come up with about 34 cms. I told her I'd be fine with an ultrasound at my appointment next week and I'd bring my records from my previous pregnancies so she could see I typically measure small for dates. I think she measured wrong because 2 weeks ago I could still easily see my bikini line and now I can't while in the shower. This baby is more active than my first and 2nd babies so I don't think this is some placenta issue. I am also very petite- 5 feet tall and was only 5lbs at birth myself. I was told with DD1 that she was very tiny at the end of my pregnancy but I went a week past and she was born a healthy 6lbs 8oz.
I'm just stressing about having to defend not being induced if they feel the baby is small. This is why I had a home birth with DD2. I just couldn't afford it this time.... Obviously if there is something significant I don't want the baby to be at risk but my gut motherly instinct tells me that this baby is healthy and continuing to grow.
I'm waiting to hear back but I made a tentative appt with a home birth midwife for later tonight for a consult. If I had the money this is the midwife I would have chosen for this birth. I just need to hear from someone (who isn't secretly pushing for induction) that the pregnancy looks fine.
Anyone else had a "small for dates" diagnosis with this or a prior pregnancy?