Larger Uterus Than Expected

QUESTION

Hello!
I am 11 weeks pregnant and had my first doctor appointment this morning. Upon feeling the size of my uterus, my doctor asked me if I was sure about the date of my last menstrual period because my uterus is roughly 2 weeks bigger than it should be.

I told her that I was absolutely positive. I could actually tell you the day I conceived because I woke up the following morning and did an ovulation test which said I was ovulating. I asked her what this could mean and she said that it could be the fact that this is my fourth pregnancy (I have had 2 healthy babies and 1 miscarriage that happened in February of 2010) so things are "stretched out" a bit or it could be twins! I have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow to confirm.

My question is, in your experience, does it sound like this is more than one baby?

ANSWER

Hopefully by now you know!

If you are 11 weeks with twins, often you will feel like you have more morning sickness than with your other pregnancies, but other than that, an ultrasound is your best bet for sure!

Good luck!
~Cynthia

Comments

Hi... I was been told the

Hi...

I was been told the same by my doctor.
If you could share your experience that will be helpful to me. I've got my ultrasound appointment after two weeks.
Awaiting for your response.

Thanks...
Sowjanya

Cynthia Flynn

Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.