measuring 30cm at 28 weeks

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  1. newmummytobe

    newmummytobe Mum to gorgeous baby boy

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    hi, had my 28 week midwife appointment today and i measured 30cm over my belly which she said is 2cm over. she told me not to worry about this but of course you do. does anyone else have any experiences? thanks xxx :hugs:
     
  2. kermie219

    kermie219 Well-Known Member

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    Anything within 3cm either direction is considered normal:) I was measuring 41cm last week :wacko: don't worry it's ok! And fh isn't an exact science either.
     
  3. Shinning_Star

    Shinning_Star WTT for a possible no4???

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    As above hun!

    It's suh a rough idea, even mw admit it's not best way to measure but yet it is still done, i guess for the most part 2 cm either size of weeks is where they end up with the best results.

    Don't worry just carry on as normal!
     
  4. saffy1978

    saffy1978 Mummy to 5!

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    I was measuring 30-31cms at my 28 week app too. I wouldn't worry. I think baby just had a growth spurt as when I went for my 34 app last week it was measuring spot on at 34 cms. As long as there's been some growth at your next app.. that's all they will look at. So basically if you're still 30 cms at your 34 week app.. then they'll be cause for concern. :thumbup:
     
  5. saffy1978

    saffy1978 Mummy to 5!

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    You must have a long torso! I can only go up to 37 cms before it hits breast bone! :haha: :wacko:
     
  6. chloe85

    chloe85 expecting no two!!

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    I was measuring 30 weeks at 27+5 I actually already had a growth scan booked for a couple of days after that and little man was measuring 29+4 on that scan and I was 28+3 the sonographer wasn't concerned at all they allow two weeks either way x
     
  7. Heather M

    Heather M Me, my DH, 2 girls + bump

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    My MW actually told me 4cm lower or higher is considered "normal" so hope that eases your mind even more :)
    No worries, they would book you in for a scan if you were outside this range I think!
     
  8. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    I've always measured two weeks ahead and again today I measure two weeks ahead. It's not a problem at all. I think they worry if you get a positive glucose test and measure more than four weeks ahead and would then scan you x
     
  9. mrsraggle

    mrsraggle Wifey & Mummy

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    I've measured 6 weeks ahead so far but MW isn't worried at all. FH isn't very reliable at all.
     
  10. Cactusgirl

    Cactusgirl Home birth hopeful

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    I too was measuring 30cm at 28 weeks. Yesterday was 32cm at 31weeks.

    MW said not to worry at all - they generally are only concerned if a lot smaller. Also different mw can get different measurements.
     
  11. lynnikins

    lynnikins Well-Known Member

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    from 30wks onwards with ds i measured 2wks in advance of where i was the whole time then at 41wks i was only measuring 38 lol caus he had dropped into my pelvis , it isnt an exact science which means they have to allow for differences , im over 40wks but yesterday measured 38,
     
  12. BabyJayne

    BabyJayne Me, DH, DD & pregnant

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    I was the other way - measuring 26.5cms at my 28 week appt. But my midwife didn't seem worried so if yours didn't, I would go with that.
     
  13. gnomette

    gnomette mummy of 2 an 2 angels x

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    i have been measuring ahead since 20 odd weeks some times by as much as 5cm but last was measuring 2weeks ahead but my mid wife has said its nothing to worry bout! xx
     
  14. LizM86

    LizM86 Well-Known Member

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    I was told today that i am measuring 30 weeks i'm 28+4..
     

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