Bump measuring a bit small

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  1. TORino

    TORino Well-Known Member

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    My bump was only measuring 23cm yesterday at my midwife appointment.

    It seems a rather crude way of checking nuggets growth? The midwife didn't seem too bothered by it but when I looked at the chart where she plotted it, it was on the small side of average.

    Coupled with the small measurements I was given at the 20 week scan it got me wondering if my dates are off a bit? I don't want to end up going to 42 weeks but I'll bet I do... boooo
     
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    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry hun they allow 2cms either side as they know it isn't accurate. Pip has always measured 2cms bigger xx
     
  3. BabyBrain

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    Personally I find I'm not trusting these measurements very much. There's too many variables to bump size. I wouldn't worry too much hun, the mw knows when to worry and if she's not then that's great xxxxxxxxxx
     
  4. Maria1977

    Maria1977 Well-Known Member

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    When I was pregnant with my first I had excess fluid and had to be monitored really closely. All the consultants and midwives I saw said they are happy with 2cms either way, so yours is really on average hun. When I was 27 weeks I measured 36 lol I was blinking huge and it was horrible by the end!
     
  5. beckyboo1

    beckyboo1 Well-Known Member

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    TOR I;m the opposite - yesterday mesasured at 27 when actually 24+3 so got over 2cm on the larger size. Midwife says thats fine so i guess don't worry.

    I had a frind who was told she was measuring big, all thought she was going to have a big baby..then out came Megan at just over 6lb!!
     
  6. reillybaby1987

    reillybaby1987 Well-Known Member

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    when do you usually get your bump measured as I haven't had this yet? xx
     
  7. beckyboo1

    beckyboo1 Well-Known Member

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    Where I am they start to measure you from your 25 week appointment. Assuming it's pretty similar elsewhere xx
     
  8. hellywelly

    hellywelly Well-Known Member

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    My 20 week scan measurements were between average and small and I have my 25 week appt on Thu morning so will be interested to see how they compare. And I was a HUGE baby so we will see if they take after mummy!!! lol
     
  9. TORino

    TORino Well-Known Member

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    I'll be shocked if I have a small baby. Hubby is 6'6 and I am 5'9 and neither of us are thin.

    Im not particularly worried or anything just curious as to why it is smallish.
     
  10. beckyboo1

    beckyboo1 Well-Known Member

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    TOR I'd be shocked too if I had a small baby. Were a but like you I'm 5'8 hubby us 6'2.

    Helly how big were you? I was an amazing 10lb 2nd. Hubby was around the 9lb mark!!
     
  11. BabyBrain

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    My mum was told my sister would be small.....mum only weighed 7 stone when she caught and my sister was huge lol. Think massive Christmas turkey :D
     
  12. hellywelly

    hellywelly Well-Known Member

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    I was 9lbs 1oz and my brother was 9lbs 5oz. Although my auntie was 10lbs 7oz yet she only went on to have 6 and 7lb babies so not sure if it follows through?? I'm 5ft 9 so not expecting a tiddler!!!
     
  13. BabyBrain

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    At the end of the day babies catch up quickly. My friend's oldest was only 4lb, he's now 8 and in size 15 year old clothes.
     
  14. becciboo26

    becciboo26 Well-Known Member

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    I hd my 23 week midwife appt tuesday and measured 23 weeks so seem to be on track :) xx
     

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