Measurements off?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not mine personally but I know lots of people who’s measurements are off.  Literally 3 of my co-workers had their measurements be way off.  One was off so badly that they induced her early b/c they thought her baby was way big and he ended up being 7 lbs something.  If your MW isn’t too concerned then I dont’ think you should either, however I will say that you should def try to implement eating more regularly.  As the weeks go by your LO will have growth spurts and will need all the nutrients you can get him/her 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Have you shared the picky eating thing with your MW?  I’d talk with her about it.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

There’s a girl in my birth group measuring 4 weeks ahead!

They told her they’ll check again in a month, and if she’s still ahead, they’ll do an ultrasound to determine if they want to change her due date.

It’s pretty common!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am also about 2 weeks behind in my measurements. My doctor said there is no concern unless its 3 or more. Meausring with a tape measure isnt the most accurate thing so there is room for error. He said I might just have a smaller baby like 6-7 lbs full term and I shouldnt be upset about that.

They will continue to measure at each appointment but I wouldnt worry. I would definitely eat when your hungry though even if food isnt appealing!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My uterus measured behind a few times as well, and my daughter was giant (9lbs 8oz). My doctors were never concerened and said it’s normal to be off a few weeks either way. I would talk to them about the eating, though!

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@ames12708:  You’ll be just fine. The average measurement is at the peak of the bell curve, so to speak, but it’s also totally normal for a certain percentage of people to measure a bit bigger and a bit smaller.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

mine were a couple of weeks behind throughout and I also had trouble eating due to severe nausea and vomiting all the way through. They watched her a bit more closely and did an extra growth ultrasound at 33 weeks. She was also super active. She was born at 38w 5d and was 6 lbs 6 oz (so just a teeny bit small) and was and still is super healthy! I fretted about the measurements but it really isn’t a big deal if they’re a couple weeks off. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would not be too concerned! There are way too many things that come into play when measuring your belly… baby’s positioning.. fluid levels! I’m sure all is well!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@FloridaGatorBride:  OMG I feel like that is how I will be. My doctor says he thinks I have a small baby because of the tape measure over my belly but noone in either of our families has had small babies! I guess we will see. 

They really should have a better way of measuring than a tape measure but I guess those ultra sounds are expensive to use. Lame! 🙂

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