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Old 07-04-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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Belly Measurements

When you go to the doc and they measure your belly, What does it mean...I mean does the number of inches determine anything, or what? Just curious.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:42 AM   #2
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Re: Belly Measurements

the number of centimeters is supposed to match up to how many weeks you are but it isnt always exact. some appointments you may be measuring small and some you may be measuring big. im 28 wks and at my appointment on wed he said i was measuring between 27 and 28 weeks and that that was good. it helps give them an idea of your babies size and make sure hes developing properly.

Old 07-04-2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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Re: Belly Measurements

I could be wrong but I think it also has to do with how far your uterus has grown upwards. Usually they measure starting from the pubic bone and measure up to the top of where your uterus is. I have a book called "Your Pregnancy, Week by Week" and it basically tells you each week an average on how far your uterus has grown past your belly button. Again, it's an average and not the same for everyone. I have measured small before during my first pregnancy but it meant nothing. Everything was fine.
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