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Should I be concerned... maddies.mommy2012 Due December 8 (girl); New Braunfels, Texas 74 posts
23rd Oct '12

I went to the doctor today and my doctor told my that my uterus was measuring very large, she wasn't very clear on why or what that meant/could mean.... So I looked it up online and results said it could mean two babies (But I know there is only one) Or extra amniotic fluid...
I'm 33 weeks pregnant... Should this be a concern? Or what else could mean? If anyone knows :/

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24257 posts
23rd Oct '12

it could be extra fluid. if there is TOO much, she would have told you and given restrictions probably. i'd call them and ask if she could elaborate a little

BMH&ADH'S MOMMY Due December 14 (girl); 1 child; Opp, Alabama 54 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting maddies.mommy2012:" I went to the doctor today and my doctor told my that my uterus was measuring very large, she wasn't ... [snip!] ... one) Or extra amniotic fluid... I'm 33 weeks pregnant... Should this be a concern? Or what else could mean? If anyone knows :/"


i dont see how it could be a big issue :) if anything i would think that means more room for baby. and extra fluid is nothing to worry about unless there is an abundant amount. my fluids measure at a 12 and they say a 5 is normal? so idk but my OB is not too worried about it..yet...good lluck :)

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24257 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting BMH&ADH'S MOMMY:" i dont see how it could be a big issue :) if anything i would think that means more room for baby. and ... [snip!] ... amount. my fluids measure at a 12 and they say a 5 is normal? so idk but my OB is not too worried about it..yet...good lluck :)"


5 is actually low. they induced my first son when i got down to 5. i think 10-18 is normal.

Carter, Gianna, Blake & S Due April 25; 3 kids; Lakeland, Florida 10997 posts
23rd Oct '12

yea i was told 14 was normal and when.mine was 7 they were watching me close

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6828 posts
23rd Oct '12

It could mean a couple different things. You could just have a "big" baby or baby could be positioned a certain way and causing you to measure a little big, or yes you could have extra amniotic fluid. Are they wanting to do another u/s to check growth etc.? That's usually how they figure it out.

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6828 posts
23rd Oct '12

Double post.

maddies.mommy2012 Due December 8 (girl); New Braunfels, Texas 74 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. Post-tato Head
Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6828 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting maddies.mommy2012:" she didn't say anything about checking into any further, she's kind of a weird doctor, like she's really ... [snip!] ... all.. I'm thinking my baby is just a little big.. My SO was a 10 and a 1/2 pound baby, so maybe it's just her being huge lol "


How many weeks are you and how far ahead did you measure? Have you measured ahead the whole time or is this a sudden thing? Measuring ahead is fine as long as your growth is consistent. They don't concerned unless you make sudden changes, like if you've been measuring on track the whole time, then all the sudden you measure like six weeks ahead. That would be concerning.

maddies.mommy2012 Due December 8 (girl); New Braunfels, Texas 74 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. Post-tato Head
Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6828 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting maddies.mommy2012:" I'm 33 weeks and I measured only a couple weeks ahead. She said my uterus is measured at 37 it's supposed ... [snip!] ... sudden cause when I saw her two weeks ago I measured at 29.. and she didn't act concerned, she just said that it was strange."


So two weeks ago you measured 29 cm and now you're measuring 37 cm only two weeks later?? If that's the case then you need to be calling your doctor and demanding an u/s.

maddies.mommy2012 Due December 8 (girl); New Braunfels, Texas 74 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. Post-tato Head
Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6828 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting maddies.mommy2012:" She won't do it, I'm 33 weeks pregnant and they still haven't given me an ultrasound! I've had to go ... [snip!] ... go to special clinics and pay for them... I'm going on Thursday to get a 3D ultra sound, will that show if anything is wrong??"


Not unless the tech does measurements and sends it to a radiologist.

Hurray! Due April 29; 5 kids; Ohio 980 posts
25th Oct '12

your dr is your employee,,you are paying her for a service. if you are unhappy with her, fire her...find a new dr.