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on the u/s im measuring at 35 weeks but when they measure my belly 36-37 weeks so which am i just curious

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devlynsmommy08

Asked by devlynsmommy08 at 10:34 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Measuring the belly isn't all that accurate and many docs don't even bother doing it anymore. They can be off on the u/s too but IMO its a little more accurate than just measuring the belly.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 10:51 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • donno
    vgaines

    Answer by vgaines at 10:56 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • What are you curious about?
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 11:00 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • which one is right the belly or the u/s
    devlynsmommy08

    Comment by devlynsmommy08 (original poster) at 11:54 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • The ultrasound is more accurate than the belly measuring. I've measured over with both of my pregnancies. This time when I 28 weeks I measured 35 and when I had the ultrasound done I was 28 or 29. My entire pregnancy with my son I measured over the entire time. One of the doctors told me it is because I am short (5'1") is why I measure big.
    tiffanynichols

    Answer by tiffanynichols at 12:21 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • im only 5'3 and plus this is my third
    devlynsmommy08

    Comment by devlynsmommy08 (original poster) at 12:25 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Late-pregnancy ultrasounds are estimates-- as is the fundal height.
    We can track changes to be alerted and aware if something stands out as extreme, but really, we should expect to be within a "couple of weeks" on either side of our gestational age.

    * What you have said in your original post looks the "same" to me because that is within normal for your gestation; you sound good.

    ;-)
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:14 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • The ultrasound is normally closer in accuracy compared to just measuring the belly.
    annabelle092810

    Answer by annabelle092810 at 10:41 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

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