Measurements can very ALOT from what Ive been told depending on how the baby is laying, how you are carrying etc. So I dont think they are that accurate.
From what I've read and been told, +/- 2 is normal. A lot less would probably be more concerning (meaning maybe screening for IUGR would be indicated), and a lot more might be concerning, depending on HOW MUCh more.
But in your case, it sounds like you are really measuring just 2 cm ahead, which is well within the range of normal.
RT knitting mama to 3 (& 8 who didn't make it) wife working on 13 years to a silly man who drives me crazy.
SAHM to 6.5yo DS and 4yo DD. PCOS with two early m/cs. Married 8 yrs. Certified birth doula, writer, editor.
Some stuff I like:
I think the "normal" range is 2cm on either side of how many weeks you are (so at 34 weeks it'd be 32-36 cm). But of course it all depends on how the baby is positioned. It's certainly not an exact science.
Mama to DS R (June/06), DD K (September/07), DS M (October/08), DD R (June/09)... waiting for #5 in late 2013!!
I don't think it's all that accurate... I mean how to you account for women who have shorter or longer torsos or a bit more belly fluff.
Are you having any symptoms that may be a concern?
And I've been measuring belly wise on track as far as I know. It was not a happy visit. I have to go back Monday to see if there's any changes. Dp and are going out of town for 3 days next week but I'm stressing about getting stuck on bedrest. Haven't felt a single thing I would think are BH or "true" contractions.
I don't want this baby to come before they're ready, but now I think I don't want her/him to come yet bc I'm not ready, lol.
SO I feel your pain mama, and I know the exact date he was conceived on, so the EDD is right on in my case
Just did a belly cast tonight, good gracious, I have one big ol'belly
LLL Leader, IBCLC, marathoner, mom of 2 (maybe 3 one day!)
whatever 'normal' is can fool them too!
my ds was 2 pounds lighter than forecast (he was 'only' 8pounds 9 ounces as opposed to the 10 pounds forecast....)
stay healthy and don't stress over numbers!
if you are into crazy numbers, try measuring AROUND your belly. i am four feet around. no wonder i feel like a weeble.
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