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Old 08-18-2006, 08:38 AM   #1
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measuring small...should I worry?

I had my doctors appointment today, I will be 37 weeks on Sunday. My doctor wants me to have a follow up ultrasound because she said I am measuring small. I was measuring fine up until this point. I asked her if I should be worried and she said no, that her head might just have moved into the pelvic area. But I am still worried. Has anyone had this happen? Anyone measuring small?? I have gained 16 lbs so far.Please help!

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Old 08-18-2006, 09:00 AM   #2
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Re: measuring small...should I worry?

How much you gain isn't relevant... there are too many factors that go into that one to consider it.

If your doctor isn't really worried, than I wouldn't be too worried either. If he thinks she's not gaining weight then he'll schedule an induction or c-section.

Good luck!

Old 08-18-2006, 09:07 AM   #3
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Re: measuring small...should I worry?

Hi, this happened to me at my last appt. I was measuring 30 cm even though I was 32 wks. My dr. said that you can measure small when you have stronger ab muscles bc they tend to hold the uterus in tighter, or if you don't have alot of extra body fat. She wasn't worried bc my u/s have all measured the baby to be a week or more ahead (my ds & dd were 9 lbs. & 8lbs. 2 oz. a week early) Your dr. is prob. ordering an u/s just to make sure everything checks out ok (amniotic fluid, etc) I've gained 30+ lbs. but I am tall and was thin to begin with (5'8" 118lbs. pre preg.) and she wasn't concerned about my measuring small. Hope this helps

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