Just wondering if you'd care to share your experience.
I'm short- just 5ft 1" and measuring very small (at 37+1 measured just 31cm). Going for yet another growth scan tomorrow- at each scan baby seems to be measuring fine but midwife wants to make sure he's growing properly.
Now the females in my family are mostly short- DM is 4ft 9" and measured small in all her pregnancies, DSis is 5ft 2" and the biggest she got was 30cm at 40 weeks. In case genetics play a role here, my friend who is also short at 5ft measured 31 at 41 weeks. All were made to go back for growth scans and in general made to worry if baby is OK. My sister was induced with her first because they were worried baby was too small; she was born a healthy 7lb.
So I'm wondering if there is any correlation between shorter Mums having smaller fundal height measurements? Perhaps because we have less room for the uterus to grow in??
I'm curious to know how much you measure and how tall you are!
Afaik your growth chart (or expected growth chart) is plotted and tailored to you depending on your height and weight. So even though you're short, if they say you're measuring small it'll be small for your height.
I'm 5ft 1 as well and measured pretty much bang on all the way through. DD was 7lb.
I'm average height and had measurements that were 5/6 weeks behind. Babies all 7lb. It was just how I carried them. Thinking about it though, I have numerous friend who have been told they are having a small/large baby, then were surprised to give birth to an average sized baby. At the end of the day medics struggle to tell the size of a baby
I'm 5ft and a quarter inch (very important to recognise the quarter!) I measured bang on as expected all the way through and my girl was born at 39 weeks weighing 7lb 11. I ate a fuckton all the way through pregnancy however so I suspect much of my bump was cake.
I'm 4ft 11 and measured bang on for dates during my last pregnancy with my son. He was pretty tiny though at 6lb 3. I'm measuring spot on for dates again this time around but being sent for growth scans at 32 & 36 weeks because my son was small. A poster above mentioned the chart being tailored to your weight & height. The one used by our hospital isn't. It's a standard chart in my maternity notes which they use for everyone.
My mum is 5 foot, but my Dad is 6 foot 5. I measured well all the way through and was big but not massive. Was very long though - my foot got wedged under her rib due to my length, and was born all wonky. I have therapy all throughout my childhood to strengthen/straighten it, and even now it points in the wrong direction!