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Measuring 4 weeks behind?

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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  I just had a nurse visit today, but she said I am measuring 4 weeks small. I see my doctor on the 6th, but can anyone tell me what this could mean... or what could cause it? 

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by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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Raeann11
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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Where baby is, human error, lower fluid waters, where the placnta or uterus is, baby has not had a growth spurt and will soon, there are so many things that could cause it. Some women just will always be showing behind or head. My SIL always showed 4 weeks behind and looked small and had big babys. I show ahead and my first two were small and one was big. I would not worry unless your Dr would think something was wrong.

Nee86
by Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:27 PM
Could be baby's position.
I measured behind with my first. She ended up having a growth restriction. I was induced with her at 37 weeks. She weighted 4 lbs 8 oz. Other then being small, she was fine. I wouldn't think to much about it till you see the doctor. There are many reasons to be measuring small.
jezike
by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Very interesting...I was one of those people who measured two weeks ahead. So the due date that the Ultra Sound tech gave me was July 29 (4 days away) but the due date the OB gave me was the LMP which is Aug 15th. They said it could be due to excess fluid but I just want my son to be healthy like every other mom:)

tabby21
by Bronze Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:26 PM

when i was prego with my son he was 34 weeks only measuring at 25 weeks...it was due to low aminotic fluid....two vessel cord (docs said it didnt supply enough nutrients to him to help him grow) and others....i hope ur little one will be ok :)

tammy_lynne
by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 3:04 PM

  I'm on modified bed rest because my cervix is already getting shorter. I feel like having that problem, they would make sure it wasn't a slow leak or something. 

Quoting tabby21:

when i was prego with my son he was 34 weeks only measuring at 25 weeks...it was due to low aminotic fluid....two vessel cord (docs said it didnt supply enough nutrients to him to help him grow) and others....i hope ur little one will be ok :)


DACIA79
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM
They will most likely give you a ultrasound to determine the cause. Until then try not to worry because the it will drive you crazy both of my boys measured small and my oldest son was 6 pounds 7 oz and 21 1/2 inches long
cruelella2to
by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM

I would request an ultra sound to have the baby measured. They measured my tummy and went off of my LMP up untill i was "6" months went into pre-term labor they did an U/S and discovered i was 22wks from size of baby moved my due date a whole month ahead. Thank goodness to. I couldn't imagen being induced for a premie. I was told by the specialist i see that the earlier an U/S is done the more accurate due date they can give because of fetal size.

kurmom
by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I measure about 3 weeks behind. It just means that predicting your due date in the begining of pregnancy is not an exact science, its just a well educated guess. At my ultrasound baby was only 10 oz, which indicates that I am only 20 weeks, not 23 like they thought because a baby that age should be about 12 oz. Its confusing. They changed my due date to December 7th.

tabby21
by Bronze Member on Jul. 26, 2013 at 1:27 AM

im sorry....they couldnt find a cause for my low fluid because i was drinking water night and day nothing else.....so they jus did A C section at 34 weeks bc they said it would b better for him....whats modified bed rest? they put me on bed rest 5 days before i delivered and told me to only go potty and docs apts. then back to bed for me (which docs apt. at the time were everyday for nst.) so i hope you and baby will be ok...how far along are you?

Quoting tammy_lynne:

  I'm on modified bed rest because my cervix is already getting shorter. I feel like having that problem, they would make sure it wasn't a slow leak or something. 

Quoting tabby21:

when i was prego with my son he was 34 weeks only measuring at 25 weeks...it was due to low aminotic fluid....two vessel cord (docs said it didnt supply enough nutrients to him to help him grow) and others....i hope ur little one will be ok :)



tammy_lynne
by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 10:29 AM

  My modified bed rest is that I can do things on my feet for up to 30 minuets, than I have to sit or lay down for at least 10 minuets longer... Slightly hard to do with a 5 year old running around. I'm 29 weeks 1 day. 

Quoting tabby21:

im sorry....they couldnt find a cause for my low fluid because i was drinking water night and day nothing else.....so they jus did A C section at 34 weeks bc they said it would b better for him....whats modified bed rest? they put me on bed rest 5 days before i delivered and told me to only go potty and docs apts. then back to bed for me (which docs apt. at the time were everyday for nst.) so i hope you and baby will be ok...how far along are you?

Quoting tammy_lynne:

  I'm on modified bed rest because my cervix is already getting shorter. I feel like having that problem, they would make sure it wasn't a slow leak or something. 

Quoting tabby21:

when i was prego with my son he was 34 weeks only measuring at 25 weeks...it was due to low aminotic fluid....two vessel cord (docs said it didnt supply enough nutrients to him to help him grow) and others....i hope ur little one will be ok :)




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