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What should me fundal height be at 21 weeks? They said I was measuring large ( 28 )and should go for the ultrasound. I feel so dissapointed cause I really didn't want to go through the whole ultrasound thing. One midwife thought that my placenta was on the bottom and and the baby has a lot of room being I had twins previously. But still recommended I do the US. I really want a non-medical pregnancy! Also I did the pee test (it turned Green) and have slight protein in my urine, uh. DH can't understand why I'm so upset about it.
 

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At 21 weeks they say your fundal height should be 21 inches. 28 is quite large. If you haven't had US recently, it might put every bodies mind at ease.<br><br>
Of course it will probably be nothing, but sounds worth getting checked out.<br><br>
Good luck
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">At 21 weeks they say your fundal height should be 21 inches. 28 is quite large. If you haven't had US recently, it might put every bodies mind at ease.<br><br>
Of course it will probably be nothing, but sounds worth getting checked out.<br><br>
Good luck</div>
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Thanks for the reassurance! Keep you posted end of next week.
 

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A quick US will reassure that everything is fine so that if you continue to measure large you'll not end up going in for one later and having worried all this time!
 

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I think it can be off I always measured small etc. It is not a perfect science- everyone is shaped different etc.<br>
are you having a hb?
 

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I was measuring 27cm at 21 weeks. And I'm having twins. Having twins once does raise your chance of having them again....
 

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Yah- I totally don't think it is a big deal.<br>
At all. Go look into it at birth professionals though....<br>
or I bet someone on here will know more. No need to freak out about this right now... I don't htink.<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think it can be off I always measured small etc. It is not a perfect science- everyone is shaped different etc.<br>
are you having a hb?</div>
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Yes
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was measuring 27cm at 21 weeks. And I'm having twins. Having twins once does raise your chance of having them again....</div>
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I guess anything is possible...but they've only heard one heartbeat.
 

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I think that's definitely worth getting checked out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I was measuring really large. My midwifes had me get an ultrasound too. One factor is that my uterus tips forward a little which causes big measurements, on top of that my amniotic fluid was just slightly high (although everything seemed to be fine, so we are not worrying).<br>
So, it could be things like that!
 

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I think fundal height is very inacurate. I wasn't measured at my 20 week appointment, but I know I measured very small in my first two pregnancies and suspect I will this time as well.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Also I did the pee test (it turned Green) and have slight protein in my urine, uh. DH can't understand why I'm so upset about it.</div>
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A trace amount of protein in your urine is totally normal during pregnancy.
 

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Yes the protein means that you are not getting enough protein - that is what it meant for me. I am a veg so I counted my protein and my mw gave me a ton of great info about protein and we watched my diet closely.<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes the protein means that you are not getting enough protein - that is what it meant for me. I am a veg so I counted my protein and my mw gave me a ton of great info about protein and we watched my diet closely.<br>
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Can you share some eating info. I'm not a big meat eater. Thanks again.
 

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At 21 weeks I measured 26. The midwife listened for a second heartbeat and heard another one only very briefly. I went for the ultrasound (even though I wasn't going to have one) and it was twins. For myself, I know I would go nuts with the wondering. Keep us posted!!!
 

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Just keepin you posted, went for the US yesterday and it's only ONE. I feel relieved. The baby is also right on target and the doc says everything is normal. It just must me the way I am carrying.<br><br>
It was sure tempting though to know the sex. Although we said NO we don't wannna know. I found myself really trying to look, but didn't see no penis. So I don't know, my dh was kidding, I hope, and says if we have 5 girls he is moving out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I'm just happy everything is good and I can now concentrate on my HB.
 

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That's great news! Personally, if I were your husband, I'd move out with two sets of twins. LOL So it's good news that it's a singleton and everything's going well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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