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To all those who had small bumps but decetnt size babies (MrsBadger?)

(11 Posts)
VictorVictoria Thu 30-Aug-07 11:04:01

Did you fundal height measure small for dates all the way along too? And does anyone know when they start measuring?

am 18 weeks and nothing like 18 cm fundal height and stressing..........

RGPargy Thu 30-Aug-07 11:06:37

I didn't get my fundal height measured until i was 23 weeks so i really wouldn't worry about it. Plus fundal height measuring is apparantly quite inaccurate and an old fashioned method of measuring baby. I was apparently 3cm over what i should have been at 23 weeks which apparently could indicate a large baby. But she hasn't taken into account that i've got fat on my tummy too (i'm a lardy-arse) which could be making up the extra centimetres!

Dont worry too much about it!

MrsBadger Thu 30-Aug-07 11:12:55

actually despite the small bump my fundal height was somehow spot on for dates all the way through hmm
but as RG says it is woefully inaccurate so don't worry about it
they do much more accurate measurements at the 20wk scan, which should put your mind at rest

bundle Thu 30-Aug-07 11:13:55

i had an extra scan because dd2 was "small for dates".

she weighed 8lb 9.5oz when she was born..hmm

VictorVictoria Thu 30-Aug-07 11:24:39

MrsB really? From your first midwife appointment (I guess 16 weeks?)

To be fair am under one of the most experienced consultants in the couuntry and she didn't even bother to measure at 16 weeks so I suppose there is my answer

But can't help fretting that I am going to go to my scan this pm (18 weeks - long story why I am having one today AND at 22 weeks) and they are going to day that baby's growth has decelrated since 12 weeks and there is a Problem.

As you can see am hysterical pregnant woman

RGPargy Thu 30-Aug-07 11:28:32

Yes VictorVictoria, you are an hysterical pregnant woman.

But you are oh so like the rest of us! wink

MrsBadger Thu 30-Aug-07 11:30:49

thinking about it I don't think they got the tape measure out till about 28wks...

if you have a good consultant stop worrying immediately - they don't get to that level without a diploma in Being Cautious so if they don't think there's a problem you're probably ok wink

post after the scan and let us know smile

VictorVictoria Thu 30-Aug-07 11:36:39

Have been going through work diary for period when has DS 2.2 (on NHS that time) to try to temember when had appointments and didn't see anyone post 12 weeks until 19 weeks and didn't have scan till 22+4 so guess that noone really worries around this time

<VV slinks off with tail between her legs and ponders what it must be like to be her DH at the moment>

Rochwen Thu 30-Aug-07 15:20:09

I measured very small throughout my whole pregnancy and they even gave me a growht scan to see if dd had stopped growing. However, when she was born she was massive. Apparently I just didn't carry much water.

VictorVictoria Fri 31-Aug-07 08:12:32


Baby is bang on for dates, even slightly large (!) despite my tiny bump (and I'm only 5 4).

anterior placenta so that's why I can't feel much movement

Am much relieved

MrsBadger Fri 31-Aug-07 10:14:15

good to hear it

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