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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 #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MujerMamaMismo View Post

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?

 

 

No, I'm the ultrasound refuser type. I've never had an ultrasound. I've had 5 children and the last was 5 years ago, and I'm 30 yrs old. I'm in excellent health. I was actually on a prenatal diet and belly dancing in preparation for this. Not because of infertility, we nailed it on  the first try. I had just altered my hormones, though, having cured hypoaldosteronism. I even went through some rapid weight changes on my special diet and gained 17 pounds. Methinks I overkilled on the healing and made myself and hubby ultra fertile. LOL I was also healing my jaw from a tooth extraction using boron, turns out boron stimulates the ovaries and testicles to make extra hormones.

 

At least this pregnancy I've been thriving in ways I never have before, despite being as big now as when I was 8 months with my other children. (comparing with prenatal records from my first 3 births with a midwife) I'm in the Laura Shanely camp of thinking these days, if you get my drift.

post #22 of 28
I totally understand and support your choice to UC. If you believe, deep in your body, that everything is well then I would stop even thinking about it. If not, then I'd be finding a hands-off midwife for a consultation, just to rule out any issues. Multiples, of course, is a possibility in this case - particularly if you think you were hyper fertile at conception.
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MujerMamaMismo View Post

I totally understand and support your choice to UC. If you believe, deep in your body, that everything is well then I would stop even thinking about it. If not, then I'd be finding a hands-off midwife for a consultation, just to rule out any issues. Multiples, of course, is a possibility in this case - particularly if you think you were hyper fertile at conception.

Thank you, MujerMama!

 

Guess what!? I got confirmation that it's at least twins today!!!

 

When I say confirmation, I mean two distinct heartbeats on our brand new doppler! YIPEEE!! One was in the high 120s, mid 130s range and the other was pounding strongly at over 140. Then to reconfirm, we went back to the slower one. It was just like it was when we left it to find the other baby! The sounds could clearly be heard on the monitor and not only were they different counts, they sounded different! Both healthy and normal, but different! We couldn't find a baby C, but we don't know there is one....

 

Question, do you think my growth could possibly correlate to triplets, as opposed to twins? How big would the growth difference be? I just measured myself before bed and I'd grown to a whopping 37 cm - bigger than any of my first 3 births, already!


Edited by BlessedJess - 7/11/12 at 4:26am
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by BlessedJess View Post

 

Guess what!? I got confirmation that it's at least twins today!!!

 

When I say confirmation, I mean two distinct heartbeats on our brand new doppler! YIPEEE!! One was in the high 120s, mid 130s range and the other was pounding strongly at over 140. Then to reconfirm, we went back to the slower one. It was just like it was when we left it to find the other baby! The sounds could clearly be heard on the monitor and not only were they different counts, they sounded different! Both healthy and normal, but different! We couldn't find a baby C, but we don't know there is one....

 

 

Wow!!! Congrats!!!!!

 

FWIW- I measured right on track or 1-2 weeks ahead with DS and he arrived 1.5 weeks before his EDD. 

post #25 of 28
That's exciting! Congratulations. Even with twins though, it sounds like you're measuring pretty big! Maybe it is 3....
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 

MujerMamaMismo,

 

Thanks! Yeah, I can't help wondering... time will tell. I don't want to break out the doppler for a few more weeks and then we'll do another speedy check. I try to keep the doppler time down to a minimum.

post #27 of 28
Congrats BlessedJess!! How exciting smile.gif

I've been constantly measuring 4 weeks ahead this pregnancy. I also have a short torso so uterus is basically at my ribs at 23 weeks.. I think with dd I was right in track, or at least not ahead.
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Evolmama View Post

Congrats BlessedJess!! How exciting smile.gif
I've been constantly measuring 4 weeks ahead this pregnancy. I also have a short torso so uterus is basically at my ribs at 23 weeks.. I think with dd I was right in track, or at least not ahead.

 

Hmmm, suspicious! ;-) 

 

Could it be twins, or a mistaken dater for you?

 

(Or could it be a monster placenta? I had one one time, it was awesome to behold, weighed almost as much as my 41 weeker 6+ pound baby girl, beautiful and uber healthy just like she is. It was my first UP and I didn't keep track of my measurements, but I remember thinking I looked a tad larger than usual. Just not nearly as large for dates as this time!)

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