It's not meant to be near your naval until 20 weeks. It should rise at about 1cm a week after that. As for before i'm not entirely sure, but i think it's probably around the same time, just won't be as noticeable to an untrained eye.
Don't worry about it not feeling as big as it did, i had the same thing but my midwife said it's because the uterus movs around and as such feels different at different times.
Don;t be silly, all us pregnant women are meant to be pains! It's the one time we're allowed to be. She won't think that at all, she's there for help.
If you got a scan on thurs then just ask the sonographer the same types of questions as the midwife, they know most things and are alot friendlier, all my sonographers have been really good advice givers!
Good luck for thurs btw, why is it so late or is it not a routine one?
You are, but deserving of it aswell. At least she's nice and totally understands your worries and is trying to help you get over them quicker than usual.
Even if they can't pick one up to hear they can always see it. Friends of mine had IVF and you get loads of scans when they find you're pregnant by that and they could see the heartbeat at 6weeks, so all's not lost if it's not loud enough they should be able to see it.
I don't know why but i've got a 28 week scan. Do you have any idea why? it was planned at my 12week one, before my 23week one. Is it normal to have another? nothing is wrong with Noah.
sweetheart, try not to worry, the uterus doesnt move above the brim of the pelvis until after the12th week and doesnt get to the naval area until the 20th week, also if your bladder is full you will be more aware of your womb, but at this stage it could still be quite hard to feel your uterus, try not to panic
No they said my placenta is fine and everything is normal, it;s really wierd the wway they booked it at my 12 week scan, i don;t mind though i get to see him again so it;s fine. I;ve got my 28week bloods at the same time so, maybe they thought they might aswell check how he's growing at the same time.
I know regardless of how far along you are (before 30weeks) it can be hard to find a heartbeat using a doppler, Noah kept moving away from it!!
i'm sure you'll be fine hun. How long ago was your mc if you don;t mind me asking?
My understanding is that uterus moves up after the first trimester - therefore eases pressure on the bladder - less loo stops for a time
Don't rely on dopplers too much! I heard dd's heartbeat fine all through my pregnancy and then at my overdue appt the 'male' doctor couldn't find a heartbeat - at which point I was cacking it - good job I was lying down - went for a scan and everthing was fine - think the male obs got a bit of a b**** from the nurse as he was very sheepish after - and dd was fine!