I measured small too. But I had a scan and it was fine the cause for my smaller than daes bump ws that the baby was low down in the pelvic region.
I don't think so. At 31 weeks, i measured 27 and now at 35 I measure 32. my doctor says it's just the way my body is. So stay calm and listen to your doctor. everything will be ok.
It is very true that it all depends how you carry your babies and if you were smaller the whole way through. Even if it drops off a little and remains consistently smaller than it is "supposed to be", it doesn't mean there is anything wrong. If there is a problem it also does not mean they will be IUGR. I have amniotic fluid problems and with three pregnancies I dropped off in size, they watched me, did NST's, AFI's, etc.... and although my kids were induced early because of amniotic fluid levels.... they are 8, 6, and 18 months and doing great! Do not worry unless they tell you to.
The external "tape" measurement of your tummy is just a tool used as as a rough "watchdog" measurement, if you will allow the use of this phrase. It your measurements are +/- 3 cm from your dates...assuming your dates are reliable...then the "watch" goes on. If the measurements begin to trend one direction or the other from the +/- 3 cm "norm"....an ultrasound review will be done. Like has been said, it may just be things like fluid amounts, genetic size, baby's position during the external measurement, etc....and not baby falling behind in its literal growth. Good question...!
Briefly, YES, measuring smaller during pregnancy than expected is IUGR by definition. However this might be caused by innocent causes, such as carrying low as discussed above.
This site gives a good brief and plain language description of IUGR and possible causes:
it means that your pregnant
You have been pregnant for 22 weeks and should be delivering in approximately 17 weeks.
No it means you got pregnant about 8 weeks ago. pregnancy is counted from 2 weeks before conception.
Yes. tht does mean your pregnant take a test!
It means you're fat.
Do you mean how long they stay pregnant? if so its 9 weeks.
if you mean monthes pregnant 6-7
Pregnancy is counted from the beginning of your last period.
It means you are 22 weeks into the total of 40 weeks gestation.
you are pregnant
How many weeks pregnant your are.
you are menopausal
you have your period
Either you are not pregnant or you are less than 5 weeks pregnant.
I had light brown spotting and discharge and I was pregnant.
yes that mean your 2 months pregnant congrats
It means you are 3-5 weeks pregnant,
you're 5 to 6 weeks pregnant
because ya a pregnant
i am 39 weeks pregnant my midwife told me their had been no growth this week what does this mean
It doesn't mean that you are pregnant, but metallic taste in my mouth was my first indicator that I was pregnant. I didn't realize I was pregnant for a few weeks, but then I read in a book that it is a common thing many pregnant women experience. Mine went away after about 2 weeks.
gestation is the amount of time someone has been pregnant. Usually described in weeks. So at 6/40 gestation you have been pregnant for 6 weeks.
Can u be pregnant if urn on urn period
Could mean several different things. One it could be that the conception date is wrong but it could also mean there is something wrong with the pregnancy. My son, who passed away July 10, was measuring through the entire pregnancy smaller than what I was actually..When he passed away I was 27 1/2 weeks pregnant and he was measuring 22 weeks. He was only 8 ounces pregnant. Follow closely with your doctor and make sure they take you seriously...God bless..Please keep me posted..
No typically the heart does not start beating until 6 weeks, but the way pregnancy is measured at "2 weeks pregnant" you aren't even pregnant yet, since most women ovulate 2 weeks after the first day of their last menstrual cycle. That would be when you are two weeks pregnant when you are just ovulating. So if you mean can you hear the heartbeat two weeks after you find out your are pregnant then yes, you should because you would actually be somewhere between 5-7 weeks along.