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Hi ya,<br>
This is my second pregnancy and I'm measuring what seems "large". I can't seem to find, on the internets, info on what is within the normal range. Can you help me out? What do you know about what's normal for second babes?<br>
Laura
 

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i'm not sure about specific ranges for "normal" pregnancies, but i measured 5-6 cm "ahead" at the end of my first pregnancy, and they told me to expect a "huge" baby. he was 7 lbs 12 oz. hardly huge.<br>
at last check, i was measuring 30 cm at 24 weeks. my midwife wasn't concerned. i think some people just measure ahead, but it doesn't necessarily mean the baby is extra big. also, i've been told you tend to get bigger faster with subsequent pregnancies.<br>
(i think you can measure bigger if you have more belly fat, too. i definitely have less tone on my lower belly this time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )
 

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I'm measuring two weeks ahead in the belly, but the baby is measuring spot on in u/s. I was 27-28cm at 25 weeks (it's supposed to be a cm a week of pregnancy).<br><br><i>That</i> big a difference, I'd wonder about twins or a bad measure. Could also be just a lot of fluid, but that usually just causes a couple weeks extra. My OB said that baby lying in a breech position can add weeks onto the measurement, too.
 

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Thanks guys,<br>
Seems that 34 is kind of big. I did an u/s at 7 weeks (previous lo preemie so wanted to get an excellent handle on dates) but haven't since. I trust my midwife's measure, just wondering what else could be up....perhaps another u/s in my future.<br>
Laura<br>
BTW: Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians out there!
 

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You may google polyhydraminos, that's what I would assume would be causing the higher measurement unless it's a surprise extra baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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not in your ddc, but a breech baby can cause a measurement greater than # of weeks. second/subsequent babies also tend to go head down a bit later, as the muscles of the mama's abdomen don't hold them in place as tightly.
 
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