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Alexis - November 21st, 2005 5:58 PM

I'm 33 weeks and my doctor said today that I'm measuring at 32. She said it is still within the normal range, but I've felt all along that my stomach was just too small and now this really worries me. Does anyone know at what point it's not in the normal range? This is my 3rd pregnancy and I was much larger with both. It seems like this time I should be even bigger than before. Thanks for any thoughts or advice.


Amy - November 21st, 2005 6:24 PM

I am 28 weeks almost 29 and measured 27... I am worried too...


Beth - November 21st, 2005 6:25 PM

I'm 30 weeks this week, measuring 27...doctor said it was fine and that it was prolly the way I'm carrying.....


Lauren - December 1st, 2005 7:20 PM

When they measure you, it's considered normal if you are +/- 2 weeks from your due date. I was measuring 5 weeks late so my doctor ordered an ultrasound to check the baby's growth. Likely, it's just that the baby is small, but is still healthy - the just want to be cautious. So I wouldn't worry :)


Chris - December 1st, 2005 9:12 PM

Do you mean measuring your stomach witha a tape measure or ultrasound results? If it's just your stomach size I wouldn't worry, everyone is shaped different.


superbabe621 - December 7th, 2005 3:45 PM

They measure your stomach with a tape measure to estimate growth for the baby. They start measuring you around 20 weeks, from the pubic bone to the top of your stomach. In general your stomach should average about 1 cm/week, so at 40 weeks you should be about 40 cms. Keep in mind these are averages. I'm 24 weeks, I've only gained 13 lbs, and I'm measuring at 26 cms - which is a bit bigger than the Dr. expected, but I was 8 lbs 13 oz at birth. Hard to say.


Jessica - December 9th, 2005 11:24 AM

im 27 weeks and im really small too =/


Maggie - December 9th, 2005 2:10 PM

Not to worry ladies, I measured small my first pregnancy, and my son weighed 6lbs. 8oz. at birth, and I had him at 37 weeks. Sometimes it really just depends on how the baby is positioned, and my son was facing away from my body, not into my body like most babies. Try not to worry I'm sure everything is fine with everyone.


dwc - December 9th, 2005 2:21 PM

I was small with my first and they thought she would only weigh right at 5 lbs, she got her at 6lbs 1oz. This time I was at 27 weeks and was measuring 22 so my doc ordered a sono which I had wednesday. The baby measured in at 2lbs 13ozs so it is right on target, I am now 30 weeks and still my stomach is measuring way small, but the baby is an average size. So try not to worry too much, the doc will take care of you and baby. I feel if they had been too concerned with it they would have ordered a sono. HTH


Alexis - December 10th, 2005 1:10 PM

I went to the doctor again Thursday and was still measuring behind, this time 2 weeks. The doctor said the baby is very low in my pelvis and that can throw off measurements but she sent me for an ultrasound on Friday. Everything looked the way it should. Her estimated weight is 6lb 3oz and she had enough fluid. Now, I have another question. If her head is that low does it mean she will come sooner? The dr checked my cervix Thursday and said I was still closed. I'm 36 weeks yesterday. Thanks.


smallmommy - December 10th, 2005 1:21 PM

I was small with my son. I thought that he was going to be small. In fact the doctors and nurses told me to eat alot of sweet. They said we do not normally tell people to eat sweet, but you are small. I still did not eat that much, because I do not care that much for sweets. My baby weighed 6lbs and 3oz. A good weight for a person weighing only 91lbs before getting pregnant. My ending weight(before giving birth) was 117lbs. I gained 26lbs through the whole pregnancy.


Swanofspeedys - December 11th, 2005 7:06 AM

I'm expecting my 7th baby mid may,i have always measured small via measuring tape but scan results have always been spot on,i don't gain must weight because i have a fast metobolism but i still have large 9lb + babies,i always trust the scan measurements more because by babies tend to lie transverse(across stomach)rather than head down or breach position and the position of the baby does effect the height of your fundas(top of your uterus)----take care and bless you and your baby xxx


RL - December 11th, 2005 8:35 AM

I have to say I am the same way this is my 3rd and everyone says how small I am but sono says all is the right size..with my first he weighed 6lbs11oz and my 2nd 6lbs 6oz I am small and have small one but my first is now 16yrs old and he is 6' 1" so I really don't think that had an effect


superbabe621 - December 11th, 2005 12:16 PM

Height & weight is mostly a gene factor though, doesn't matter what you measure or weigh in at birth. I was 8lbs 13 oz at birth and I'm 5'1, my husband was just over 6lbs at birth and he's 5'10" (my parents are 5'3" & 5'10", his are 5'4" & 6'2").


Emily - December 11th, 2005 3:49 PM

Dont worry. I have two little ones and one on the way, I barely gained anything at all and had the tiniest tummy until the last few weeks with all. I think its too early to get worries about that sort of thing, you and your baby are probably just fine.


AC - December 12th, 2005 7:40 PM

I was doing fine until the last few weeks, or so I thought...had been put on a sugar-free diet because my doctor was concerned about gestational diabetes and a grossly overweight baby. Now, at 36 weeks he says the baby is not gaining enough weight and I haven't gained enough weight in the last few weeks either?! I am so worried...I read that low weight gain in the last trimester can cause mental retardation in children. I was just following doctor's orders and now I feel terribly guilty that I've somehow hurt my baby or worse.


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