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I'm 32 weeks and still have a small stomach...if my stomach isn't big does that mean the baby isn't gaining weight? could I still have a normal size baby?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I'm sure your OB has been carefully watching the growth of your baby.
Just because your stomach appears smaller, your baby is likely measuring appropriately on ultrasound. Everyone is different but you should discuss your concerns with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

I'm sure your OB has been carefully watching the growth of your baby.
Just because your stomach appears smaller, your baby is likely measuring appropriately on ultrasound. Everyone is different but you should discuss your concerns with your doctor.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

You can't really tell by looking how big the baby is.
The doctor can measure for the size of the uterus when you lay down. If problems are suspected an ultrasound can be done to find out in great detail!

In brief: Probably

You can't really tell by looking how big the baby is.
The doctor can measure for the size of the uterus when you lay down. If problems are suspected an ultrasound can be done to find out in great detail!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Fetal growth

If the fetus is growing normally than "stomach size" doesn't matter. Fetal growth is assessed by uterine fundal heights measured by your doctor. A better way to assess fetal growth is a third trimester ultrasound and estimated fetal weight.

In brief: Fetal growth

If the fetus is growing normally than "stomach size" doesn't matter. Fetal growth is assessed by uterine fundal heights measured by your doctor. A better way to assess fetal growth is a third trimester ultrasound and estimated fetal weight.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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