I am 17+4 and have been anxious since day one due to a MMC at 6 1/2 weeks in Feb. My anxiety hit the breaking point on Monday and I went to ER. They gave me an ultrasound and I saw the baby. It waved at the doctor and then me and was kicking it's feet. The doctor showed me it's heart beating and it was 140 bpm. He didn't do measurements because it was the ER. So, of course, I'm worrrying if the baby was the right size. When I went to the doctor at 15+3 she said my uterus was half way to my belly button. For the life of me, I have never been able to find it and I'm very thin. I have my 18 week appt. Tuesday and I'm just afraid he's going to tell me my uterus is measuring too small. I'm know I'm being irrational here, but I can't help it. Can you ladies offer me some reassurance?
Awe hun, you're not alone in worrying its instincts now that we're a mother to be! we all worry about everything and anything, but you have to be positive babe... keep your mind in the positive, tell yourself and believe bubs is ok and just think you saw the heartbeat, you saw it move... how beautiful it is to see him/her... I know its easier said than done, but it's a start. Try not to worry... I'm sure tiny is perfectly fine.
it's kind of hard to feel your uterus. if you want to feel it ask your ob to show you how. At 17 weeks it should be just below your belly button, if you put your fingers below your belly button and kind of scoop down, you might be able to feel it. I could feel mine only after the doc showed me how.
i'm sure you will be fine, and if the baby is measuring small that doesn't mean anything is wrong, sometimes it just means the due date is incorrect.
They should have felt your uterus and birthing canal during your first appointment and let you know how big of a baby you will be able to birth.
Don't worry, your body knows what it's doing. Have faith in your body to do what is right.
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