Post # 1
Just got back from my midwife appt and I am now stressed out. At my 30 week appt I was measuring perfectly and now at 32 weeks I’m measuring 6 weeks ahead! I only gained a half a pound since my last visit, so it’s not from that.
The soonest they can get me in for an ultrasound is May 1st, so now I’ll be stressed out for 2 weeks hoping that he’s ok in there. Gah!
Anyone else measure big? what was the outcome?
Post # 3
Hmmm… I am in europe and so far (also 32 weeks!) I have never been measured! I was weighed at the first appointment, and they said I would only be weighed if they were worried that I was gaining too much/too little. We have our next ultrasound next week and we will find out how the baby is progressing then.
Hopefully you get some perspectives from other bee’s, and answers from your ultrasound… although waiting 2 weeks would be torture!!! Good Luck!!!
Post # 4
All my measurements have been dead on since the beginning. However, 2 appts. ago (32 weeks) I was measuring only 30 and at my 33 week appt. I was measuring 35 weeks. My doctor was not at all concerned. He said that it can easily flip flop due to bloating, time of day, if you had just eaten, ensuring you’re measuring from the exact same spot each time, etc. Try not to worry about it. If your midwife was really concerned that something was wrong, they would probably send you for an emergency u/s to be sure! Hope this eases your mind a little 🙂
Post # 5
Just this past Wednesday I was told I am measuring a couple of weeks ahead of where they thought I should be. Me, not knowing much about how they measure, asked if it could be because I was overweight going into it and just had a big belly? She said no, and that she was referring to my uterus and how it felt. So I’m all kinds of confused with how they measure and what they are measuring. Anyway, I have an ultrasound as well in 2 weeks to check on the baby’s size. They’ll adjust my due date then if necessary.
Don’t be stressed! I can’t imagine measuring ahead is bad in any way. Maybe he’s a growth spurt or maybe the doctors were a bit off with saying you were measuring 6 weeks ahead? Maybe your original due date was off? The receptionist at my Dr’s office told me her date was moved up by two weeks mid-pregnancy and that she delivered a 7lb 10oz baby 3 weeks before the new due date – so she was 5 weeks early. Her baby was perfectly healthy and happy. Due dates are not an exact science. If the doctors were concerned about a problem, they’d address it right away so please, don’t stress.
Post # 6
@mwitter80: I’m not pregnant, so I don’t have any advice, but I want to let you know that I pop in to the Bump Love threads and you look fantastic:) I’m sure that doesn’t fix and worries you have, but know that you’re looking great!
Post # 7
I would try not to worry about it too much because sometimes they are so off with their measurements and calcuations. Even the ultrasounds sometimes predict the completely wrong weight and gestational age. I do know people who were told to have a c-section because they baby was too long overdue and too large and the baby came out really tiny.
Post # 8
Is it possible that you were just super bloated this morning? And maybe Baby Boy was in such a position that it added to it?
I’m sure if your midwife thought it was a big problem she’d have been able to find a way to get you an ultrasound sooner, or send you to the hospital. Big hugs, though, I’m sure it’s uber-stressful.
Post # 9
I saw your pic in the Bump Love thread and I think you look beautiful 🙂
Post # 10
I had a friend who measured ahead her entire pregnancy…like 3-6 weeks ahead the whole time.
She ended up going over her due date, and he was born via c-section but was perfuectly healthy!
Post # 11
Try not to worry!! I know it is harder said than done, but those measurements are often off. Are you talking about the measurement they do from the top of your uterus down to your pelvic bone? With a measuring tape?
Those measurments can be off– and it can also depend on what position the baby is in. Think about it- if baby is sort of on his/her side, your belly will be a little smaller than if your baby’s back is facing your tummy. In that case, your belly will be a little bigger. I can actually SEE my belly getting bigger when I lay in certain positions, so baby does move around a bit.
And, you also have to consider fluid levels, your food levels, bloating, etc. Plus measurements can be off if you are having a braxton hicks contraction at the time(which you might not notice). I agree with PP– if they doc was overly concerned, they would have requested an immediate ultrasound. Since they are ok with waiting 2 weeks, I bet they aren’t suspecting that you are actually 6 weeks ahead– they might just think that the baby is growing fast and you are a week or two ahead (which is very reasonable!) and they want to confirm via ultrasound.
That being said… I tend to be a little nervous and a bit of a worrier! So I know how nerve wracking it can be! Could you maybe call back and explain the situation and see if they can squeeze you in? Or at least call you if they have a cancellation?
Post # 12
You look great mama! I dont think you should worry. Miranda Kerr has a 9+lb baby and she is teeny tiny. take care fo yourself but for heavens sake dont worry. i think things are gonna be just fine.