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When do they start measuring a bump?

(15 Posts)
MrsW27 Thu 31-Jul-14 12:54:40

Hi ladies, apologies if this is a daft question but I am wondering at what stage the midwife will start measuring my bump to see if I am measuring above/below average? I'm only 21 weeks so I realise it is probably far too soon just yet, it's just I have a growth chart in the back of my notes and keep looking at it wondering where I would be on there.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 31-Jul-14 12:57:31

I was measured at 28 weeks last time and have this babys 28wk appt on monday and am expecting to be neasured then for the first time this pg.

squizita Thu 31-Jul-14 13:04:33

28 weeks or so - before that it is much too inaccurate.

MrsW27 Thu 31-Jul-14 13:11:12

That's great, thanks ladies smile

hartmel Thu 31-Jul-14 14:49:54

After 20 week scan with my first and now with second too

Em1503 Thu 31-Jul-14 17:25:53

28 week appointment for me!

weebairn Thu 31-Jul-14 17:28:12

28 weeks

Heatherbell1978 Thu 31-Jul-14 17:45:29

20 weeks for me! (In Edinburgh)

AnnaBananaBoo Thu 31-Jul-14 17:54:42

25 weeks for me but seems to vary with area...as this thread shows!

LBNM19 Thu 31-Jul-14 17:58:48

Mine was at my 28 week appointment a few days ago. X

Acorncat Thu 31-Jul-14 19:28:48

22 weeks here.

Bellyrub1980 Thu 31-Jul-14 21:23:30

Week 24/25

Taura Thu 31-Jul-14 23:30:20

I was measured at 17+4 and was 18cm which the midwife said was spot on (1cm per week or somesuch). Next appt is at 22w and will see where things are then. I'm in Edinburgh too.

Dazedconfused Fri 01-Aug-14 04:54:44

I'm in Edinburgh too and was measured at 28 weeks and none before that. I do think she probably kept an eye as at 22 week appointment she did say 'ah you look fine we'll measure next time'(not very technical but she he has been a midwife much longer than I have been pregnant)

Dazedconfused Fri 01-Aug-14 04:55:35

Not sure why it says she he but my midwife is a she

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