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stomach measuring 2 inches smaller at 30 weeks anyone else had this?

(10 Posts)
summerdreams Sun 20-Jul-14 21:10:51

ive had 2 measurements of my stomach in the last week and both show ive lost 2 inches and hasn't grown in a month got a consultant led scan on tuesday to see whats going on anyone know any reason for this or have u had this?

Lovelydiscusfish Sun 20-Jul-14 21:20:32

My bump stopped growing at about this point. I actually wasn't worried as I put it down to my eating more healthily and losing weight, but my midwife was concerned and referred me for a growth scan, which came back fine. Dd was born full term and small (2nd percentile) but with no other issues. She is now, at 2.3, on 25th percentile for weight and height, so while a bit bigger, still naturally petite.
It will probably be just something like this, that your baby is small. I am sure the scan will reassure you, and wish you the best of luck.

summerdreams Sun 20-Jul-14 21:27:08

yes my midwife was concerned also i had a healthy scan 2 weeks ago and babys coming out at 34 anyway so im hoping he hasn't stopped growing or he's gonna be really small anyone else no any other reasons?

frankiebuns Sun 20-Jul-14 21:29:07

Mine has stopped at 34 weeks had a growth scan totally fine my daughters predicted birth weight 6lb 2oz, I'm now not worried although I was very scared but I'm ok if they think she's ok it might be position of baby mines oblique midwife said can make a difference

Buttercup27 Sun 20-Jul-14 21:33:54

Yes. I measured small all the way through with both mine. I carried transverse though so they could never really tell until they turned.

summerdreams Sun 20-Jul-14 21:34:48

its nice to hear these good storys because i was scared i was going in tuesday and they was going to say babys gotta come out and im waiting for so much baby stuff to be delivered because they've allready taken 6 weeks off me im tryna rush round getting everything plus ive made him promise he'll last till 34 haha grin

LordTumble Sun 20-Jul-14 22:18:20

The same thing happened to me, I started measuring small for dates from about 33 weeks. My midwife sent me straight to the ADU for a scan where they checked the amount of amniotic fluid and also that there was adequate blood passing through the umbilical cord. Both were fine and it was put down to me being petite. DD was born on the 2nd centile so she was very small, although soon gained weight and has been on the 50th centile for height and weight for ages now. Now I'm pregnant with number 2 I have to have an extra scan at 28 weeks to check growth.

Try not to worry, I'm sure everything is fine :-)

3bunnies Sun 20-Jul-14 22:27:49

I measured small with dd1 & ds and they came out at 8lb4 and 8lb12. Ds was induced at 39wks because his liquid was low. I would say that as long as you can still feel movement don't worry too much as it could be different things from just being petite to low liquid. If movement stops/ decreases then ask to be monitored. Reduced movement was how ds was picked up. Do bear in mind though that scans just give an indication of weight - they estimated ds was 8lb, his actual birth weight the next day was 12oz heavier.

Charlootle Mon 21-Jul-14 10:59:23

I started measuring small about that time too. Had extra scans and dopplers to see if blood flow was ok - it was. DS was born 5lb14oz at 39 weeks so he was small for gestational age. He got quite cold in the first 24hrs and had to have regular blood sugars but otherwise fine. DS is now 6 and still little but perfectly healthy smile Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

summerdreams Mon 21-Jul-14 18:33:05

thanks everyone but did yours literally shrink because mine show's 2-3 inches smallers and he's gotta come out in 3 weeks anyway

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