This was 1 month before I was due🤰
I was feeling fine, almost not pregnant! I carried very well and apart from the morning sickness ! Which unfortunately lasted for 4 and a half months, I had the perfect pregnancy. I am naturally petite and slim and I was scheduled for so many extra growth scans because of how small my stomach was measuring. I was measuring 28 weeks at 34 weeks. Once I had gone for my growth scan, I was told my baby was only on the 6th percentile. I was also told his legs are much smaller than everything else and I was expected to have a very small baby at around 6 pounds in weight.
Hearing all these things made me worry so much because although I am naturally petite I still wanted a healthy baby like any other mother expecting. It honestly made me feel as though I was not doing enough or eating enough throughout my pregnancy even though I was. A 6 pound baby is absolutely fine! But everytime I was seen by a health professional regarding his development, they seemed concerned, which of course made me concerned.
Fast forward to my delivery date which was 9 days later than expected (also induced) and my baby boy was born perfectly healthy, in proportion, weighing 7 pounds 1 and 51cm long, my baby boy was born and everybody kept asking me where I was hiding him!...Fast foward one month at his doctors check up and he is on the 95th percentile !
So a message to anyone expecting...scans are not always 100% accurate, I know how easy it is to feel anxious over the smallest comments about your stomach or pregnancy but try to remember everybody carries differently, dont let people make you feel paranoid, stay positive no matter what and enjoy our pregnancy.
I will be posting more about my pregnancy and birth story very soon. 😊
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