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Anyone been told measuring 18 weeks at 16 weeks?

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tossacoin1 Thu 18-Jun-20 13:45:43

I just had my 16 week appointment (I'm 16+1) and got told I'm measuring 18 weeks. She didn't actually measure me she just felt my belly, would this be accurate? I'm only 5 foot so wondering if that has anything to do with it. I'm now so scared of having a big babyshock

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BuffaloCauliflower Thu 18-Jun-20 13:47:48

That doesn’t sound very accurate or scientific? Nothing was mentioned about the size of my baby at 16 weeks. How were you measuring at 12 week scan?

Mummyme87 Thu 18-Jun-20 13:50:12

1. Any abdominal measurement at 16weeks means nothing
2. Fundal height measurement is not accurate
3. You tend to grow a baby for your body (unless you have diabetes)

tossacoin1 Thu 18-Jun-20 13:51:14

@BuffaloCauliflower at 12 week scan they brought me forward 2 days from LMP but everything was fine. I did think it was a bit odd when she said it

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tossacoin1 Thu 18-Jun-20 13:53:02

@Mummyme87 okay thank you I won't worry about it then smile I do have a very small frame so there's not much room for baby to grow up, only out

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FirstTimeBumps Thu 18-Jun-20 14:05:33

They're not even meant to measure you, let alone have a feel and guestimate at that early a stage. I'd be asking her what she was on about personally.

BadAlice Thu 18-Jun-20 14:08:18

Midwife here, sounds like nonsense! Other than a quick feel to check where the fundus (top of the uterus) is just before I listen in, I would never pay particular attention to the size of a bump at 16 weeks! There is a rough guide as to where the fundus should be in relation to your belly button at that stage but it’s certainly not an exact art!

sel2223 Thu 18-Jun-20 14:13:02

I didn't even start getting measured until 28 weeks!

BuffaloCauliflower Thu 18-Jun-20 15:22:29

Yeh I would ignore this, and possibly contact your midwife unit to question why you’re being told this?

Natmat1 Thu 18-Jun-20 15:25:57

Who even does this this days? Especially with what? Gadget-hands and Eagle eye? This bears no meaning at all, please do not worry at all.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Thu 18-Jun-20 15:28:34

I was measured at 25 weeks for the first time and my midwife said nothing at all about the size of my bump. As PPs have said, how could she possibly know?

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