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Old 04-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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Belly not growing

My midwife measured my belly has measured the same for the past two weeks at 33cm and the week before that (35 weeks) I was ~35cm (I don't quite remember but it was bigger). She was saying if there is no growth next week she wants me to get an ultrasound to make sure everything is alright.

I know I probably shouldn't be worried but my whole pregnancy everything has been perfect and smooth; so this is something I am not used to.

Anyone experiencing (or has experienced) the same thing?
Maybe my baby dropped? My tummy doesn't look any different though.

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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Could your waters be leaking a little? Have you lost weight at all?
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It could just be that your baby's in a different position. It's still kicking and moving regularly, right? I always had appointments at the end where I didn't grow or I was smaller than the previous appt., and my midwives were never worried about it.
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Re: Belly not growing

Also, my doctor mentioned that the more children you have, the more stretched out you become, so those measurements are not always accurate.

Not sure how many other kids you already have....
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Mine started shrinking but they said it was because baby was dropping
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Mine hasnt grown, but I was measuring ahead for a time. I think I'm measuring behind now, don't worry the baby is probably just in a different position. I don't put too much faith in those measurments.
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Re: Belly not growing

If this is your first you definitely may have dropped. Don't worry too much I've measured small with both of mine and nothing came of it. In fact this time around the early thirties I only gained 1 cm in 5 weeks. Ultrasound showed an average size baby with plenty of fluid though. Fundal height isn't a great indicator.
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Could your waters be leaking a little? Have you lost weight at all?
How would I tell that? Other than the obvious I am walking and I feel a 'Gush'. I have wondered if my water has broken, just cause, but I leak all the time so I just always assume it is urin.

As for weight I have no idea, my midwife doesn't weigh me. I have been wanting to find a scale, just out of my own curiousity.


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Due date crashing It could just be that your baby's in a different position. It's still kicking and moving regularly, right? I always had appointments at the end where I didn't grow or I was smaller than the previous appt., and my midwives were never worried about it.
Oh yeah still regular movements (which I am thankful for everyday). I was surprised that she was a tad worried about it, I didn't think there was a problem until she mentioned getting a potential ultrasound.

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Mine hasnt grown, but I was measuring ahead for a time. I think I'm measuring behind now, don't worry the baby is probably just in a different position. I don't put too much faith in those measurments.
I am thinking she is moving around as well, she is always on the move.
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I'd also like to add with DD I measured 2 weeks behind consistantly. She was almost 8 lbs at delivery. Lol
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A lot of it is positioning. I have taken photos in the morning as evening of the same day and my stomach looks noticeably bigger by end of day. She tends to curl up toward my back a bit when I sleep, I think. I measure 1 week behind pretty reliably, but she's active and LOA so I'm not worried.
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