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Here's my dilemma:
I am seeing a homebirth midwife, and so far my pregnancy has been about as perfect as I could hope for. No morning sickness to speak of, weight gain fine (10-12 lbs in 22 weeks), feeling regular strong movements every day. We don't have any health insurance, and just barely enough to cover the MW fees.
My concern is I seem to be measuring about 4 weeks ahead of schedule.
This is my 5th child and when I felt like I was showing early, I just attributed it to this being my 5th, and I'm short-waisted (short everything except hair LOL) so I tend to show sooner anyways.
I felt flutters of movement at around 12-13 weeks, but I figured I'm just more experienced now, so I recognized it sooner this time. Besides plenty of women feel flutters at 12 weeks.
My MW commented last month that I was measuring a bit ahead, but then I was about 18 weeks, and even at my medical visits with my other kids they were always telling me I was measuring a bit ahead from 16-20 weeks. She's not one to comment on every little thing though (a cm or two "off" on fundal height), so it must have seemed different to her for her to even mention it.
Then yesterday I met a mom who has identical twin girls. She was planning a homebirth too, but at 22 weeks she was measuring ahead, and her MW reccommended getting an U/S to find out why, so that's when she found out. I mentioned all my stuff about being short-waisted, several kids already, etc. She said "That's what I thought too." The funny thing is I have been having funny thoughts/dreams, etc. about twins several times, but always figured I was just "daydreaming" or being silly.
So yesterday just for kicks I measured my bump. It was at 26 cm. I measured again, feeling very carefully to make sure the tape was at my pelvic rim and I really did have the fundus at the top. Still 26 cm.
I know my options are to find a way to get the U/S ($$$?) and peek at what's up, or try to leave it be and wait. What would you do? Has anyone else had an experience like this? I'm feeling pretty confused right now.