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Are you measuring big?

Poll Results: Where's your fundal height at? (please also reply below)

 
  • 7% (1)
    Don't know
  • 7% (1)
    a little small compared with my baby's gestational age
  • 64% (9)
    exactly where other pregnancies have been or where I would expect for this time
  • 14% (2)
    measuring a month large
  • 0% (0)
    measuring two months larger
  • 7% (1)
    measuring 12 weeks larger or more than expected
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

Are any of you noticing where your fundal height is, and is it big for you this time around compared with previous pregnancies, assuming you've already had one or more?

post #2 of 28
Thread Starter 

I'm measuring 12 weeks ahead... for now. Last time I was this big with my biggest baby I was 32 weeks. I'm going to be 20 weeks on Sunday. Dates are certain.

post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 

Oops, forgot to add an option for those of you who are measuring just a little ahead. You can vote in the right-on column and leave an explanation below if you like. Sorry about that! :)

post #4 of 28
At my 20 week appointment I measured 22cm so a little bit ahead. I don't have my records from last time at hand but I seem to remember I was 20cm at 20 weeks.
post #5 of 28

I know I don't count since I am having twins but at 19w2d I was measuring 24 weeks.  When I returned for a followup visit at 20w3d I was measuring 28 weeks and now at 22w3d I tried to measure myself this morning and am coming up with 36 weeks!  I am going to be ENORMOUS at the end!

post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 

You count! I want the reports from moms of multiples, too! So your growth has been accelerating as you go? That sounds like you belong in the 12+ answer column. Did you vote yet?
 

post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by katelove View Post

At my 20 week appointment I measured 22cm so a little bit ahead. I don't have my records from last time at hand but I seem to remember I was 20cm at 20 weeks.

Awesome. 8)

 

Please, don't forget to vote. :D

post #8 of 28

At my last appointment a couple weeks ago (20 weeks), I was measuring right on track. I expect I will at my 24 week appointment, as well. This is my second pregnancy.

post #9 of 28

At 21 weeks 1 day, I was measuring 24-25 cm.  I haven't had an ultrasound, but we're pretty sure it's only one baby!  I have measured slightly big during my other pregnancies.  This is baby #4.

post #10 of 28

I have only had 1 mw appt and she didn't measure me.  I know with my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies I didn't measure big enough to warrant anyone saying anything to me about it and in fact I think I was usually measuring right on.  But, I put no stock in those measurements....both those babies were at least 9 lbs at birth.  I wouldn't worry if you are measuring big.  I have a friend that always measures big and her babies are smaller than mine.

post #11 of 28

I haven't been measured yet, so I have no idea. When do they typically start measuring you? I'm almost 21 weeks- I think I'm fairly on track, possibly on the smaller side.

post #12 of 28

24 weeks and measuring in at 21.  I always measure small though and yet have 7 and 8 lbs babies respectively.  :)

post #13 of 28

I measured 25 at my 22 week checkup.

I don't really look into it too much, I think being bloated or dehydrated or whatever can cause some fluctuation.

I measured spot on with my last until the last month (when I got big quickly due to too much amniotic fluid) and he was 10#5 and the one before that I measured a few weeks smaller at 41 weeks and he was almost 10#.

post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by finnegansmom View Post

I measured 25 at my 22 week checkup.

I don't really look into it too much, I think being bloated or dehydrated or whatever can cause some fluctuation.

I measured spot on with my last until the last month (when I got big quickly due to too much amniotic fluid) and he was 10#5 and the one before that I measured a few weeks smaller at 41 weeks and he was almost 10#.


I do believe you are correct. I also normally measure small, normally no bigger than 33cm before full term birth.  (I also have small children) This time I spurted ahead in a couple of days from 26cm to 30.5! OK - I'm guessing that's why I woke up so dehydrated at 1 am after drinking around two gallons yesterday. The kids must have drank it and filled my womb! ;-)

post #15 of 28

Consistently measuring a week or two ahead, since my first scan at 6 weeks. Hope it normalizes and/or stays where it is; vs getting any bigger!

post #16 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by babychak View Post

I haven't been measured yet, so I have no idea. When do they typically start measuring you? I'm almost 21 weeks- I think I'm fairly on track, possibly on the smaller side.

We generally do it from about 20 weeks on. Before that we just do finger widths below the umbilicus.

It's only a rough guideline though, it's not supposed to be an estimate of weight or anything, just a quick simple way to show that growth is occurring at about the expected rate. A significant jump or lack of increase is a flag to explore a bit further for growth restriction, multiples, polyhydramnios etc
post #17 of 28

I was told today I am measuring a little big.  She didn't get out the tape measure, but just felt my belly.  I didn't pay really close attention, but I am 21 weeks and I know I am above my belly button.  I was super hydrated, though, so maybe that had something to do with it.

post #18 of 28
A general rule is that at 20 weeks the top of your uterus (fundal height) will be at about your belly button. A bit above or below isn't anything to worry about and there's nothing exact about the science at all. It's just a basic indicator in case more investigation is needed.
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MujerMamaMismo View Post

A general rule is that at 20 weeks the top of your uterus (fundal height) will be at about your belly button. A bit above or below isn't anything to worry about and there's nothing exact about the science at all. It's just a basic indicator in case more investigation is needed.


And what would you think if your uterus was crammed up under your ribs at 20 weeks? Hehe...

post #20 of 28
Did you have a 20 week scan BlessedJess? Have you spoken to your care provider? I'd be asking more questions if I were measuring that far ahead.
How long since your last child was born?
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