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Weight gain and fundal height at 34weeks!

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JessLabradorLover Thu 07-May-15 18:14:29

Hello everyone,

This is my first baby.

I have just had my 34 week check up with the midwife and she has sent me into a bit of a panic!!! At my 28 week appointment the fundal height was measuring at 27cm and at my 31 week check it was 30. Today I have measured at 34cm and I have put on 13kg (2stone). This is now above average and the midwife said that I need to be careful with what I eat and that the baby is bound to be a big baby!

My chart shows that I should only put on two stone throughout the entire pregnancy (as I was a healthy weight before) and so with six weeks to go I am worried!

Is anyone else in the same boat? Or does anyone think that this isn't something to worry about. I am still within the 'normal' lines on my chart, but only just.....


MrsPopple29 Thu 07-May-15 18:45:02

I have exactly the same measurements as you for 28 and 31 week appts. My 34 week appt is on Monday and I know I've grown a huge amount over the last three weeks... am convinced will be in the same situation! Will let you know how I get on. Try not to worry too much. At least your baby is growing well!

leanne963 Thu 07-May-15 18:51:33

I am only small but i have put on 3 stone this pregnancy! I have no idea where the weight is going as arms and legs don't look bigger so I am worried I will have a chunky monkey too lol 37+4 here!!!

JessLabradorLover Thu 07-May-15 19:54:00

Thanks for replying. Hearing that other people are in a similar position makes me feel better. The midwife was quite matter-of-fact about it and made me worry! Of course I'm happy that the baby is growing etc but I worry about it being a really big baby and not being able to have a natural labour.

What will be, will be I suppose smile

dietcokeisgreat Thu 07-May-15 21:15:57

I am 34wks, measuring 33cm and with 12kg gain. I have definitely got much bigger recently and have some ankle swelling. My midwife said this was absolutely fine and normal.

Halleberry Thu 07-May-15 21:33:43

37+2 here .... 3 n half stone weight gain. I'm gutted because measurements say baby is average. So it's just me thAts got heavy sad .... I hope it's a lot of water etc and not Just fat. I'm only 5,2 and it doesn't look good. Although I may be blind but I genjinely
Don't see 14 n half stone when I look in the mirror but that is what the scales say x

applecore0317 Thu 07-May-15 23:00:17

Same as leanne I've put on three stone and when I was measured at 36 weeks it came out at 34cm, apart from slightly chunkier legs I am fairly petite. Everyone is different. Most on mine piled on in the third trimester.

Izzy24 Thu 07-May-15 23:06:42

Your fundal height measurements are completely utterly totally 100% normal.

Please try not to worry.

JessLabradorLover Fri 08-May-15 07:49:07

Thanks everyone!

Roseybee10 Fri 08-May-15 13:40:36

My mw says fundal height should correspond to weeks so if you're 34 cm at 34 weeks that's perfectly normal.
I gained 4 stone with my first baby and she was only 8lbs 2oz.
Healthy weight gain is 25-35 lbs so up to 2.5 stone.
Your mw sounds like an idiot for panicking you when you sound like you're a completely average size.

Izzy24 Fri 08-May-15 14:36:09

Plus, anything 3cm more than or less than the number of weeks is within normal limits.

HelenF350 Fri 08-May-15 14:43:01

I am 32+3 measuring 33 and have put on 13kg, I think that's fairly average from what I've read. I haven't put on any weight for a few weeks, I actually lost half a stone around 27 weeks. Midwife said all is fine.

Caterina99 Fri 08-May-15 14:43:48

Sounds like I'm almost exactly the same as you, and I was told all was fine and totally normal!

Racheyg Fri 08-May-15 20:29:35

I am measuring 4 weeks ahead and I am 37 weeks. The estimate that my little man weights about 7lb 8oz as per my growth scan on wednesday. Op you sound perfectly normal please do not get freaked out and enjoy the last part of your pregnancy. xx

boatrace30 Fri 08-May-15 22:28:46

I measured 36.5 at 34 weeks and have put on more than two stone! Really don't worry!

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