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Thursday, October 14th 2010, 10:43am

measurements of tummy


I am 31 weeks been to see midwife today not my normal one but she measured me at 30 and said dont worry is anyone else showins smaller larger etc.

Also is anyone around this stage starting to be breathless and achy around the pubic area it is getting really heavy and feels quite loose.

Just have so many aches and pains sorryto go on just wondered how everyone else is




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Thursday, October 14th 2010, 2:37pm

Hiya - hope you aren't feeling too achy at the moment!

It seems to be quite normal for measurements to be over or under from my and friends experiences. Some of my friends that are currently pregnant are measuring spot on, whereas others are measuring up to 3 weeks bigger. Apparently I am 1/2 a week bigger than my EDD - god knows how you can measure 1/2 a week, but that's what the midwife says!! hee hee

If she was concerned she would have sent you for a scan etc. I'd look on the positive - the baby might be a small one!!

As for breathlessness, well, I'm 30 weeks and at work i'm constantly huffing and puffing as I walk up the very short corridor! It's just where the baby grows and your lung capacity gets smaller due to baby being in the way. Aching is quite normal too. Everything squeezed up and out, more weight to carry in front so over compensating by positioning your body differently, increased hormones, baby taking nutrients from your body - it all adds up to one thing - aches! (unfortunately) Also, the baby will be beginning to dip into the pelvis and 'engaging' so that would explain the heaviness.

BUT - if you are concerned and the pain / ache gets worse, defo see your doc / midwife to double check. Braxton hicks could also be a cause.



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Thursday, October 14th 2010, 4:46pm

Each MW will measure you differently as they will never get exactly the same spot to measure from. Also it can depend on babys position too, I was measuring big but then gave birth to a 6lb 11oz baby!!! Also depends on who much fluid you have in there and probably what you've eaten too, if you're feeling bloated it can ad a few mm on!!

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Friday, October 15th 2010, 9:01am


Try not to worry about your tummy measurement too much. Mine is just 31cms at 37 weeks and there is absolutely nothing wrong. My baby is a good size and I've got plenty of fluid - I was checked by two different consultants and had an ultrasound on Tuesday.

If your MW is worried about your size she will send you for a scan.

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Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 7:10pm

I was just the same and was only measurign 37cm at 40 weeks - baby is fine and is growing like a good 'en now!
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