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Where's your uterus these days?

post #1 of 61
Thread Starter 

I'm 14 weeks tomorrow and I can feel the top self of my uterus about 4 fingers above my belly button.

post #2 of 61

I can't feel mine and don't really know what I'm looking for, but I was measured at 15cm at 14 weeks yesterday.  I'm definitely popping out.

post #3 of 61

I'm 13 weeks and mine is a couple of fingers below my belly button. 

post #4 of 61

14 weeks today, and no idea-- my belly fat hides it. greensad.gif

post #5 of 61

Just a hair over 15 weeks and I can feel mine maybe 3 fingers below my belly button?

 

Holy crap, do I still have the earliest DD in our DDC?  No other late July ladies joined in? bigeyes.gif

post #6 of 61

I have no idea what to feel for and don't feel comfortable pressing too hard, so I'm going to pay attention when my ob measures it next week. I've tried, and I think maybe I have a sense of where it is, but am really uncertain. I am relieved that Lily as another first-timer is also unsure!

post #7 of 61

I'm 14 weeks yesterday and I'm about AT my belly button.... it floats around in there though.

post #8 of 61

If you guys haven't felt your uterus, try feeling for it when you're lying on your side. I have a lot of belly fat, but I can still feel mine when I am lying on my side, no so much standing or lying on my back.

 

post #9 of 61

The doctor pointed my uterus out to me during my appt. last Friday (I was 14 wks on that day), just below my belly button.  However, I have a fibroid about the size of a baseball coming off the top corner of my uterus - which throws me off because it's way more protuding and noticeable!  I'm hoping that eventually my uterus will outgrow the fibroid (I think that's why I showed so early....)

 

LittleBirdy - based on my cycle, my EDD is August 3, however from my last ultrasound (done at 11 wks) they said EDD is July 23.  Hmmm..... so I am straddling both the July/August boards these days.....

 

post #10 of 61

I'm not posting on the July board, but given that I am due at the beginning of August and my daughter was born at 38 weeks, it's entirely likely that I will have a July baby on my hands. orngbiggrin.gif

post #11 of 61

Ladies, you are feeling for a line, basically. Obviously it's not a line, but it will feel like it when you find it.  Try moving your fingers up from your pubic bone, pressing a little is okay, dont hurt yourself.  When you feel a line/rope that's it! If you want to measure, measure from your pubic bone.

 

It's harder when you are fluffy though.  I should measure soon.

post #12 of 61

I'm 12w2d, and my fundus is about a finger or so below my belly button.  Midwife measured me at 13 weeks which - along with only gaining 3 pounds so far - dispelled any fears I had of having twins! lol.gif

post #13 of 61

I'm 12 weeks, and about halfway between my belly button and my pubic bone, which is really very large.  For those of you who are 12-14 weeks and measuring at or over your belly button, are you laying flat on your back when you check?  You shouldn't be that high for another month or so.  I think you're feeling something other than your fundus.  It generally reaches the halfway point at about 16 weeks, and doesn't reach the belly button until about 20 weeks.  Even if this isn't your first pregnancy, or you're having twins, it shouldn't be much higher than that.

post #14 of 61
14 weeks 5 days and it's about 1/2 and inch below by belly button. However, if I've done deep squats or slot of squatting (picking stuff off the floor) then that stretching make it sink lower in the pelvis.
post #15 of 61
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Originally Posted by FeralFox View Post

I'm 12 weeks, and about halfway between my belly button and my pubic bone, which is really very large.  For those of you who are 12-14 weeks and measuring at or over your belly button, are you laying flat on your back when you check?  You shouldn't be that high for another month or so.  I think you're feeling something other than your fundus.  It generally reaches the halfway point at about 16 weeks, and doesn't reach the belly button until about 20 weeks.  Even if this isn't your first pregnancy, or you're having twins, it shouldn't be much higher than that.



This is my 7th pregnancy, I know with certainty what a fundus feels like. Mine pops out faster than the 'norm' the difference being, it will remain in this vicinity as it continues to fill out sideways until around 18-20 weeks. I always feel/measure my fundus while laying on my back and fundal height is actually inaccurate after your first pregnancy... it can float all over the place in there until it fills out your lower abdomen completely.

 

As you can see from how many of us responded that way, it's not all that unusual.

post #16 of 61

I've never tried to feel it.  For some reason the idea of it makes me feel sick.  Same with checking cervical position, poking my belly button, and doing breast self exams.  I've tried and I just get all woozy.

post #17 of 61
Thread Starter 

I agree with Demeter, that it is going to be different for everyone. Length of pelvis, size of body, etc etc. We come in all different shapes and sizes, so our insides will be equally as different.

 

And I'm quite certain what my uterus shelf (fundus) feels like as well. As a doula, and in my own third pregnancy, I've felt more than a fair share to know what I'm dealing with.


Edited by IntuitiveJamie - 2/8/12 at 11:13am
post #18 of 61

I tried last night and I still can't find it.  It can't be that hard, because my doc found it without a problem.  I'm 15cm at 14 weeks (I said that in another thread, so hopefully I'm not repeating myself too much).  I'll just have to wait a few weeks and try again.  intime0, your post was helpful, I just don't feel anything that feels like that.  Maybe when it gets over my belly button I'll be able to feel it.

 

And Andaluza, I cracked up about your post.  The first time people were talking about "feeling their fundus" I was like, "I don't think I want to know what that is".  Hilarious.  So much to learn.

post #19 of 61

I can't feel any sort of line anywhere! I have some belly fat, but not a ton... unless that what this "showing" really is smile.gif

 

It does feel sort of hard instead of squishy all below my belly button. I figured that was baby.

post #20 of 61

Yeah, that's probably it. I also am not feeling it myself, but I don't really care yet. I'm sort of "showing" at this point, if by "showing" you mean, "can't suck in belly fat anymore." lol.gif

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