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anyone's uterus very large for dates already?

post #1 of 8
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I've been noticing how large my uterus is (from early on, like 8 weeks) this time around.  It is my third pregnancy, so that might have something to do with it, but right now at 13 weeks my fundus (originally felt by me and confirmed by my midwife) is about 2 fingerwidths below my navel.  I don't think it was that high with my previous ones until around 20 weeks.  My midwife was asking how sure I am about my dates, and I am 100% sure of when this baby was conceived, so it is not a miscalculation of dates.

 

I wasn't originally going to get an ultrasound this pregnancy (didn't with my last either), but if this continues until the point where you'd normally do an anatomy scan, 20ish weeks, (since I know that fundal height isn't always reliable until then) I think I might just to rule out twins or any issues.

 

My mind has been trying to figure out what it could be other than twins and I've come up with - lots of fluid (but that would be one hell of a lot of fluid at this point), fibroids (which run in my family but I personally have no history of), or just it being my 3rd pregnancy.

post #2 of 8

My uterus has been all over the place, up to my navel on a few ocassions, currently it's about 3 fingerbreadths below my navel and I'm 13 weeks 1 day, this is my 4th pregnancy. Fundal heights can be very inaccurate prior to 20 weeks, and then plus or minus 4cm (4 weeks). Trust your gut, do you feel like you're having more than one baby? Are you going to stress until you know?

post #3 of 8

my midwife felt it yesterday and it is still well below my pubic hair... for the life of me I cannot feel it!!!

 

Have you drank red raspberry leaf tea?

post #4 of 8

Uh, yeah.  This is my second pregnancy.  At 9 weeks I was measuring 15.  At 12 weeks I'm measuring 20.  

post #5 of 8

My uterus is just below my belly button at 11w6d.  Seems early to be so high. 


Frannie, what was your thought with the red rasberry leaf tea?  My vitamin has red rasberry leaf in it and I've been wondering what the effect is or isn't.  I've also seen the enormously long thread on the I'm Pregnant board but I haven't had the time to read it.

post #6 of 8

I am sort of unofficially using my very knowledgeable birth friend as my doula.  She drank rrl tea her 2nd and 3rd tri and then after the birth and her uterus shrunk back immediately.  

 

It tastes good, and I always hear it is good for strenghtening your uterus!

post #7 of 8

Thanks for the info, Frannie.  I've been wondering about it but hadn't gotten around to researching it yet!

post #8 of 8

RRL, is in general good for your reproductive system as well as your partner's. Some people think it tastes like dirt, other people love it.

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