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Originally Posted by berrymama View Post

I also keep flucuating between being right on and a few weeks behind, and this is with the same measurer. My midwife is not concerned at all, as she can feel that baby is in different positions in my pelvis. This last week I was 37 weeks and measuring 35 (same as the week before, or maybe even 1 cm less), baby is way down in my pelvis. And, I do not make small babies (my last was 10.5), so if it was a 6 lb babe (which I do not think it is!), i would probably be measuring smaller still. I do think it is good that your provider is aware and willing to investigate if the trend continues.

 

ETA: I have also made major diet changes in the past few month (switched to vegetarian, no eggs, very little dairy). Babies take what they need to grow, so as long as you are eating a balanced diet with enough calories and protein you are fine.


Thank you for your story! Makes me feel better. Also I'm glad that you've changed your diet as well and are not worried about it. I feel like as soon as I went off gluten/dairy the measurements started slowing down. Maybe because gluten and dairy were seriously all I ate everyday! It was a huge change for me. But I agree that the baby gets what they need! Thank you smile.gif

Mariewalter- I get that bowling ball feeling sometimes too (not often but I've felt the need to waddle a few times) I guess it all depends on how baby is lying when you're getting measured.

I just really hope my next appt at 37 weeks there is definite growth.
post #122 of 133
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Thank you for your story! Makes me feel better. Also I'm glad that you've changed your diet as well and are not worried about it. I feel like as soon as I went off gluten/dairy the measurements started slowing down. Maybe because gluten and dairy were seriously all I ate everyday! It was a huge change for me. But I agree that the baby gets what they need! Thank you smile.gif

Mariewalter- I get that bowling ball feeling sometimes too (not often but I've felt the need to waddle a few times) I guess it all depends on how baby is lying when you're getting measured.

I just really hope my next appt at 37 weeks there is definite growth.

I'm in the same boat. I've been very very health conscious this entire pregnancy, and made some major dietary changes. I've definitely lost body fat and gained baby. I've "only" gained 13 pounds- including a loss of two pounds in the past four weeks, when I "should have" been gaining 1/2 to 1 pound a week. I'm 36 weeks- had my appt today- and am measuring small. I was measuring 33 cm at 34 weeks and now 34 cm at 36 weeks. That, plus the weight loss, has them encouraging me to eat more/gain weight. 

 

I know a lot of it is due to cutting out crapola food and being so "strict" about so many things health related- but I've also been very intuitive in my eating. I am going to be more allowing with healthy fats like nuts, avocado, coconut fats, etc. and bulk up a little on protein, but don't plan on changing much else- maybe going a little further past "full"- I get satiated so easily but maybe baby needs more.

 

I gained 40 lbs eating junk food with DD and she was 7lbs 11 ounces. They are thinking this baby will be smaller- but that makes sense to me. I don't consider it necessarily a negative thing, since I've eaten SO very cleanly. I just want to make sure she has everything she needs in these last weeks to grow well, and that I don't have any possible issues w/ making enough bmilk from not having gained enough body fat.

 

But, believe me, I look in no way emaciated. I look glowy, healthy, and plenty "round"- although I do look "small" in the belly. I won't mind a smaller babe, so long as she's healthy!!! 

post #123 of 133
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Thank you for your story! Makes me feel better. Also I'm glad that you've changed your diet as well and are not worried about it. I feel like as soon as I went off gluten/dairy the measurements started slowing down. Maybe because gluten and dairy were seriously all I ate everyday! It was a huge change for me. But I agree that the baby gets what they need! Thank you smile.gif

Mariewalter- I get that bowling ball feeling sometimes too (not often but I've felt the need to waddle a few times) I guess it all depends on how baby is lying when you're getting measured.

I just really hope my next appt at 37 weeks there is definite growth.

I'm in the same boat. I've been very very health conscious this entire pregnancy, and made some major dietary changes. I've definitely lost body fat and gained baby. I've "only" gained 13 pounds- including a loss of two pounds in the past four weeks, when I "should have" been gaining 1/2 to 1 pound a week. I'm 36 weeks- had my appt today- and am measuring small. I was measuring 33 cm at 34 weeks and now 34 cm at 36 weeks. That, plus the weight loss, has them encouraging me to eat more/gain weight. 

 

I know a lot of it is due to cutting out crapola food and being so "strict" about so many things health related- but I've also been very intuitive in my eating. I am going to be more allowing with healthy fats like nuts, avocado, coconut fats, etc. and bulk up a little on protein, but don't plan on changing much else- maybe going a little further past "full"- I get satiated so easily but maybe baby needs more.

 

I gained 40 lbs eating junk food with DD and she was 7lbs 11 ounces. They are thinking this baby will be smaller- but that makes sense to me. I don't consider it necessarily a negative thing, since I've eaten SO very cleanly. I just want to make sure she has everything she needs in these last weeks to grow well, and that I don't have any possible issues w/ making enough bmilk from not having gained enough body fat.

 

But, believe me, I look in no way emaciated. I look glowy, healthy, and plenty "round"- although I do look "small" in the belly. I won't mind a smaller babe, so long as she's healthy!!! 


This is me too! When I was pregnant with my son, I ate a lot of junk food. Pretty much just ate whatever I wanted when I wanted it. I did eat healthier options some of the time too though. But my son was born at 38 weeks at 7lbs 1oz.

I have definitely ate a lot healthier this pregnancy, especially going from eating pretty much everything with gluten/dairy in it, to no gluten/dairy at all. (The odd yogurt here and there) I actually lost some weight at my last appt too. Which has worried me, but seeing that you did as well makes me feel better. I also read that amniotic fluid starts to reabsorb back into your body around this time of pregnancy to make more room for baby, so that could account for it too.

My appt is this Wednesday. And I will be 37 weeks on that day. I'm hoping that there will be definite growth. There's just gotta be.. I feel much bigger. Although I look small. Some days I feel huge and other days I look in the mirror and think "what happened??" Lol..
post #124 of 133
Well I had my appointment today and I was measured by the more experienced Midwife. I was very glad that I was seeing her!! I told her about the last measurement at 32cm and she was a bit baffled. Then said the baby was posterior at that appt by looking at the notes, and said that would definitely affect the measurement. So she felt for herself how baby was lying today and measured me at 35cm with baby being anterior. She could also tell that baby was pretty low. (Which I agree, because I can feel her low) then she said that its not necessarily a small baby either because by palpating baby's bum, she said it feels normal sized. So I feel much better after seeing her. She wasn't concerned at all about growth! She said that because its a girl too, they are generally smaller. And me and my husband are small people. So makes sense!
What a relief!! Now I just need to wait patiently for my baby to come! Can't wait to meet her! I am officially full term at 37 weeks! So exciting smile.gif
post #125 of 133
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Well I had my appointment today and I was measured by the more experienced Midwife. I was very glad that I was seeing her!! I told her about the last measurement at 32cm and she was a bit baffled. Then said the baby was posterior at that appt by looking at the notes, and said that would definitely affect the measurement. So she felt for herself how baby was lying today and measured me at 35cm with baby being anterior. She could also tell that baby was pretty low. (Which I agree, because I can feel her low) then she said that its not necessarily a small baby either because by palpating baby's bum, she said it feels normal sized. So I feel much better after seeing her. She wasn't concerned at all about growth! She said that because its a girl too, they are generally smaller. And me and my husband are small people. So makes sense!
What a relief!! Now I just need to wait patiently for my baby to come! Can't wait to meet her! I am officially full term at 37 weeks! So exciting smile.gif
I'm glad you got some reassurance! My slightly behind measurements resulted in a 8 lb 10 oz baby (2 weeks before her due date!)
post #126 of 133
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Well I had my appointment today and I was measured by the more experienced Midwife. I was very glad that I was seeing her!! I told her about the last measurement at 32cm and she was a bit baffled. Then said the baby was posterior at that appt by looking at the notes, and said that would definitely affect the measurement. So she felt for herself how baby was lying today and measured me at 35cm with baby being anterior. She could also tell that baby was pretty low. (Which I agree, because I can feel her low) then she said that its not necessarily a small baby either because by palpating baby's bum, she said it feels normal sized. So I feel much better after seeing her. She wasn't concerned at all about growth! She said that because its a girl too, they are generally smaller. And me and my husband are small people. So makes sense!
What a relief!! Now I just need to wait patiently for my baby to come! Can't wait to meet her! I am officially full term at 37 weeks! So exciting smile.gif
I'm glad you got some reassurance! My slightly behind measurements resulted in a 8 lb 10 oz baby (2 weeks before her due date!)

Wow berry mama!! Thanks for letting me know!! Now I really feel good about everything! Congrats again!!
post #127 of 133
Thread Starter 
39 weeks today for me. Measured my belly and I was surprised to see the tape measure read *49cm*!! I can see two baby bumps during most of my bh now and can usually feel the outlines of two babies while palpating my belly. I'm about 99% sure now that we're going to have twins! Ahh! =D
post #128 of 133

How exciting, Trish! I hope you get to meet them soon!

post #129 of 133
Ahh!! That's so exciting Trish!! Good to be prepared!
post #130 of 133
Thread Starter 
I am soo anxiously awaiting labor! But also having fun being so hugely pregnant (aside from my aches and pains) lots of bh for the last 3 weeks and a few times I thought this could be it, but really wasn't. I know I'm gonna be in for a ride! Lol
post #131 of 133
A ride for sure!! Are you planning a home birth? That's so funny that you are loving being hugely pregnant. I'm so done and I am only measuring 35cm at 37 weeks. Lol!! Can't imagine measuring 49!!!!!
post #132 of 133
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Yup, we're having a homebirth smile.gif if you catch me on a bh heavy day, it's not so much enjoying lol, but today they're fairly mellow and I'm feeling pretty good =P
post #133 of 133
So exciting that you're having a home birth! Good luck with everything when the time comes! smile.gif
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