Does The Uterus Grow Or Just Move

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monica - February 23

When I see charts of how the fetus grows, I notice that the baby is in the mid belly area. But the growth actually starts in the uterus and your uterus is down near the bikini line right? Does the uterus move up to the belly or does it grow to that point. Is the fetus floating around in there or is it kind of snuggled?

 

MandyD - February 23

If i'm not mistaken, the uterus does expand/grow with the fetus. The fetus is snug as a bug in a rug inside that uterus!! : ) Are you pg?

 

monica - February 23

yea, but only 9 weeks. I was wondering because I wanted to know if the baby would be high or low at this point. Im gaining a little weight, but its only in the mid section. Thanks.

 

MandyD - February 23

I believe the uterus grows with the baby until a certain point (not sure when that is) and it will stay high until right before you're due, then will drop - around 2 or 3 weeks before due date. The uterus question might be a good one for Grandpa Viv - he seems very knowledgable about the physical aspects of pregnancy. Good luck again! Happy for you!

 

monica - February 23

Thank you!

 

Grandpa Viv - February 23

http://www.gynob.com/fh.htm is the link I like for fundal height. The uterus sits on the pelvic floor and expands upwards as pregnancy progresses. In the early months the "pooch" that devlops is not the uterus itself, but gut that is being displaced by the uterus lower down. The uterus can be felt at the bikini line about week 12, and at week 20 is at the belly b___ton.

 

MandyD - February 24

Thanks for clearing that up Grandpa Viv! As always, you are very helpful!! : )

 

monica - February 24

Wow! thanks to you all!

 

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