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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 09:57 AM   1
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small bump=small baby?


Also I've posted about being small before. My bump is tiny. I'm 6 foot tall in stocking feet and am not super skinny. In the beginning of pregnancy my butt, arms, legs all got big even now but my bump is relatively small. My movements are fine, I haven't seen an us since 20 weeks but I duno I was never told otherwise so I haven't been too worried or concerned about my lack of bump. I was slightly overweight when I got pregnant 180 ish lbs. I've gained about twenty lbs in all but have no real visible bump.

I fell and went to the er had some spotting pain etc and while there the nurse was like "well wed expect you to have a small baby". They just did fetal monitoring heartbeat etc no us, no actually looking at baby, but the comment is really driving me insane. I was worried about being small a few weeks ago and dh calmed me down, but how true is that comment? Does a small bump mean a small baby? Or can it be that I'm just not huge because I'm a pretty big person to begin with? I've always assumed id have no bump or a tiny one because well like I said I'm not average height...anyone else have this? Is it just me? Anyone have a small bump and a big baby? Anyone agree with what was said? I'm going to ask the dr on Saturday but I'm terrified my baby will be tiny because I'm not huge...



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:03 AM   2
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I'm not sure about how true it is, since my baby has been measuring 3 weeks behind for the past two months now, but according to the ultrasounds my baby is right on track!

Could you request an ultrasound to ease your mind?



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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:05 AM   3
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How small is it? Normally tall women tend to have a smaller bump as baby has more room to grow up and down rather than out



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:05 AM   4
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Also I've posted about being small before. My bump is tiny. I'm 6 foot tall in stocking feet and am not super skinny. In the beginning of pregnancy my butt, arms, legs all got big even now but my bump is relatively small. My movements are fine, I haven't seen an us since 20 weeks but I duno I was never told otherwise so I haven't been too worried or concerned about my lack of bump. I was slightly overweight when I got pregnant 180 ish lbs. I've gained about twenty lbs in all but have no real visible bump.

I fell and went to the er had some spotting pain etc and while there the nurse was like "well wed expect you to have a small baby". They just did fetal monitoring heartbeat etc no us, no actually looking at baby, but the comment is really driving me insane. I was worried about being small a few weeks ago and dh calmed me down, but how true is that comment? Does a small bump mean a small baby? Or can it be that I'm just not huge because I'm a pretty big person to begin with? I've always assumed id have no bump or a tiny one because well like I said I'm not average height...anyone else have this? Is it just me? Anyone have a small bump and a big baby? Anyone agree with what was said? I'm going to ask the dr on Saturday but I'm terrified my baby will be tiny because I'm not huge...
It is not always true. I had a family member that was told she was going to have a small baby and the Dr. actually told her that the reason she wasn't gaining more weight was that she wasn't eating enough and her baby was going to be very small. Guess what, her daughter weight over 8lbs! She was a taller person like you and just carried her differently. I on the other hand always measured on track with my son, so you would think that I would have an average sized baby, but nope he was almost 9lbs and born a week and a half early! You can't always go by bump size when predicting the size of baby.



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:08 AM   5
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I'm 5ft 10 and various midwives have said to me that bump just looks small because I'm tall. If you put the same bump on a small person it would look huge. I wouldn't worry about it As long as baby is measuring fine etc. I was worried too but now realise I was being silly lol xx



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:11 AM   6
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I don't think there's much truth to it. I've only got a small bump compared to some of the bump pics I've seen on here but my midwife doesn't seem concerned. I was talking to my mum about it recently, she told me that she was hardly showing when she was pregnant with my older sister and was expecting her to be a small baby, but she was born weighing over 10lbs! Try not to worry yourself too much, if the docs were concerned I'm sure they'd let you know



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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:24 AM   7
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My original thought was better 6-7 lbs than 10 but then it started to eat away at my thoughts like what if baby is small and I'm envisioning softball size and stuff. I know its just in my head but its I guess a legit fear. I duno why nurses and doctors aren't more careful with what they say



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:28 AM   8
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I'm 27 weeks and some days and i dont find i have a big bump like some girl's do.. and im only 5'5 and i wasnt over weight to begin with ?? i have no idea whats going on i posted my first bump pic to my friends and everyone was saying how tiny i was still >>> i dont understand it.. maybe i'll just go huge at the end.. im still wearing my same pants and shirts and etc ive bought nothing maternity... some of my pants i have to do the elastic band trick but other then that.. i'm all good.



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:35 AM   9
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A friend of a friend who I knew when we were at school was measuring small and had to go for growth scans. Her bump was so small and everyone kept commenting about how small she was etc but baby ended up being a 9lbr no one could believe it so I don't always think a small bump means a small baby



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 11:02 AM   10
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I'm 27 weeks and some days and i dont find i have a big bump like some girl's do.. and im only 5'5 and i wasnt over weight to begin with ?? i have no idea whats going on i posted my first bump pic to my friends and everyone was saying how tiny i was still >>> i dont understand it.. maybe i'll just go huge at the end.. im still wearing my same pants and shirts and etc ive bought nothing maternity... some of my pants i have to do the elastic band trick but other then that.. i'm all good.
At 27 weeks I was wearing non maternity. I'm still in some xl t shirts my dad gave me years ago he always buys xl even though we where mediums smh...men...lol but anyway yea I only started needing maternity pants recently and even now I where the first trimester no band pants lol



 
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