I had a midwife visit this morning and my fundal height is 4 cm above where it should be, and I have gained 11 pounds in the five weeks since my previous visit (I weighed twice b/c I couldn't believe my eyes). We just had an ultrasound last Friday, and everything looked fine, baby was just a bit big, but only by a few days, nothing significant. My midwife isn't worried yet. And she checked my chart from DS and I am only one pound heavier than at the same point in that pregnancy.
Have other moms experienced this? From what I found on Google, it might mean nothing, or it could mean something. All of my test results have been normal and we did the glucose challenge test today, and we'll have the results soon.
I am just curious for those of you who have measured ahead, if it ended up being anything more than just a large baby?
Thanks for your input!
Cindy, joyful SAH mama to William & Katherine Forever missing Amelia 7-12-09 Ask me about my natural cesarean!
Long story short, but I ended up with a C section instead of our homebirth (not size related) and as they pulled her out at 38 weeks they exclaimed "wow! She's really big!".
She was 7lbs 13oz. So much for 'huge'. Ignore the measurements unless it's excess amniotic fluid or something else.
Leila, mama to Eleanor (10/08) and Emmett (4/10)
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Cindy, loving wife of 15 years
homeschooling mama to 4 wonderful girls, and 1 boy! praying for #6, sch, due 4/14/2013!
This time I am measuring ahead (again). I was right-on at my 18 week appt., but measuring 5 ahead at my 25 week appt. I'm not too concerned. It's just the way I grow babies.
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My midwife is good about assessing the overall size of the uterus, not just the height. Evidently previous scar tissue, position of your hips and I'm sure other factors can make the uterus kind of float. So as long as it's a big as it should be, I wouldn't worry where it is sitting in your abdominal cavity.
As for weight gain, mine always goes in spurts... a couple weeks of none, a month with 9 lbs...
Veggie, babywearing, cloth diapering, lactivist, intactivist, 2x HBAC, non-vaccing nurse and doula, wife of my babies' sweet Dada, Momma of 3 with another coming mid summer.