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Worried my belly has stopped growing?

(5 Posts)
hfin1992 Sun 12-Nov-17 13:06:34

I’m 26 weeks pregnant and I have had a small bump anyway but when I’ve been measuring myself my belly hasn’t changed much at all in 2-3 weeks and I’m starting to worry. My midwife said she’s going to start measuring me at 28 weeks.

I’m hoping for a growth spurt, did anyone else have this in their pregnancy’s?

Lozmatoz Sun 12-Nov-17 15:19:02

Stop measuring yourself! You are causing yourself unnecessary anxiety.

Wolfiefan Sun 12-Nov-17 15:22:08

Stop measuring. Even when done by a mw it isn't that reliable an indicator I believe. And babies shift so bumps change shape.

user1499786242 Tue 14-Nov-17 13:12:57

Agree with other posters to stop measuring yourself as I'm pretty sure it's very open to mistakes, unless you're a trained midwife I can imagine it being quite easy to get wrong

Saying that.. my bump stopped growing when I was 38 weeks
Turned out baby had stopped growing because of the cord wrapped around his neck

If you're worried then a quick call to the midwife won't do any harm

Expectingbsbunumber2 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:44:19

What others have said stop measuring. Wait and let the midwife do it, your making yourself worry.

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