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#1 of 6 Old 09-21-2007, 10:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've got a question for you

When can you start to feel your uterus over your pubic bone? I believe the term is the fundal height?

I started out about 10lbs over the top of my "ideal" weight, and I carry ALL my extra weight in my stomach. I have skinny legs and big belly- I look like a lollipop! But I was poking just above my pubic bone and it seems more tender and it feels different- more firm than the rest of the chub!

Am I imagining things?

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About 8-10 weeks.
However, as it rises...it will push up the other stuff that used to live down there. So, it could be guts. But it's likely fundus.

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Not sure, but my midwife said by 12 weeks she can definitely feel if the uterus is the "appropriate" size. Sometimes earlier.

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So, it could be guts. But it's likely fundus.

cool. sort of gross to think i may be pushing my guts around and lovingly thinking of them as my uterus, but i can live with that!

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cool. sort of gross to think i may be pushing my guts around and lovingly thinking of them as my uterus, but i can live with that!
LOL!

I have belly pics from my last pg and you can tell a definite difference around my waistline from 6 weeks to 8 weeks. I'm sure it was my guts getting pushed up!
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I thought it was around 12 weeks but I might be wrong on that. The fundus (well, all of the uterus) is muscle and very strong, so the fundus is a really hard ridge.
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