(Closed) Ladies with small bumps…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When do they start measuring your bump? I haven’t had my stomach measured at all yet.

Post # 4
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@abbyful:  My OB measured mine for the first time around 23 weeks.


@mwitter80:  My OB indicated that variance of about 2 cm from your number of weeks is normal, so I would think -4 would be cause for more investigation.  Honestly, I’d probably push for a follow up ultrasound.  Good luck to her!

Post # 6
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

At 34 weeks I was meausuring at 28 weeks. I don’t know the cm or actual measurements, this is just what I heard from my OB. However, I don’t think she was too concerned because she knew what was causing it.

My abdominal muscles did not loosen and open the way that the should and stayed hard throughout my pregnancy. I have been having to take a muscle relaxer multiple times a day to try and get them to loosen and make room for baby.


Post # 8
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@MissDareDevil:  but it seems like you are a special case because of the muscle not loosening up….I wonder if this girl is the same deal

@Mwitter: I think 4cm is a bit alarming…I’d at least ask for an ultrasound because better safe than sorry. How far along is she? Far enough to be induced in case (God forbid) there’s a problem?

Post # 9
869 posts
Busy bee

Is it the same midwife/doc measuring each time?  I went to a clinic where there was a handful of docs/residents doing the routine check-ups.  They all measured differently (started at different places near the pubic bone), so my measurments varied…  But I do agree, 4 cms seems like a lot.  I was only ever 2cms behind.

Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I was small as well, and endedupon having iugr (inter uterine growth restriction) there are all sorts of reasons for it, and inwould think it should be monitored.  In my case, my placenta had small clots (called “refarts”, lovely term).  They decided to deliver him 2 weeks early because he was not thriving.  I would think this is cause for an ultrasound…..

Post # 12
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@mwitter80:  Generally if momma is measuring small and continues to do so they’ll check to make sure all if well with baby & placenta. Like @Janna19 said sometimes there can be reason & they may decide to induce early.

Post # 13
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My midwife said if you measure more than 2cm off in either direction, they will follow with a fetal survey to see what, if anything is going on.  I had two friends that measured “small” meaning more than 2 cm (up to 4) their entire third trimesters so were followed with weekly ultrasounds.  There was no reason for the small measurements in the end and they both had normal sized (7 lb) babies.  Sometimes it’s just the way that you carry…but if I were her I would ask for an ultrasound.

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