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#1 MadzMum82

Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

Hi Everyone

Why is it that people feel the need to comment on the size of my growing belly??  If I wasn't pregnant this wouldn't be acceptable but for some reason since I am pregnant (I am 26 weeks) my tummy size has become a free for all for comments such as "Oh my gosh, you've got how long to go?!?!", or "Are you sure you're not having twins", "maybe they got your dates wrong" etc etc.

I have PCOS and we got pregnant (this will be baby number 2) with the help of chlomid so there was a possibility that it could be a mulitple pregnancy.  I have had 3 scans - 6 weeks (where I specifically asked how many babies there were and one where they are intentionally looking to see how many there are because of the fertility treatment), 13 weeks and 19 weeks and all have said just one baby.  There would have to be a zero chance of 3 scans (2 different conographers) getting it wrong wouldn't there? I've heard of one twin hiding behind the other and getting missed but usually only at the first scan and then the twins are picked up next scan.

People have just got me really worried that maybe I am too big for my gestation.  To be honest I can't remember how big I was when I was this far along with DD but I distinctly remember getting the same comments.  I'm already feeling very self concious about my size (I usually have a very small waist and was a size 10-12 pre pregnancy) so all these "helpful" comments have made my mind run on overdrive!!

I see the midwife tomorrow (so far all my measurements i.e. fundal height etc have been spot on).  Please tell me I am worrying for not good reason!!!

Thanks, hope all ya'll pregnancies are going well  biggrin.gif

#2 Mamanuka

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

That’s so rude! I have been getting the opposite comment, not from anyone who would have a clue. You don't have to put up with it - say something sarcastic, eg, this is a perfectly normal size, but thanks so much for asking, it makes me feel great. Or something. Main thing is, if the measurements say don't worry, don't worry!

#3 LittleJacksonOne

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

Just ignore them!
They have no idea, everyone is different!
I get the same questions (was a size 8-10 pre-preg) and I think its just because I look so much bigger than I used to that they dont pay attention to how big I really am.
If your midwife is worried about your size, then maybe you could worry, but if she isnt then try and block all those others out!

#4 Natttmumm

Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

im getting the same comments. My response was "im measuring the right size".

Well I was until my last appointment when the doc said I was 2 weeks in front for fundal height. My dates are right and there is only one baby.

So now I feel huge to go along with the huge comments from everyone.

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