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Hannah Marie - posted on 05/21/2016 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi I'm 24weeks +2 and I'm carrying my little girl really low I have been the whole pregnancy I wanted to know if it's possible I could deliver early??

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Dove - posted on 05/21/2016

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I'm just under 4'11", was 88 pounds when I got pregnant... and carried twins til 37 weeks AND was induced. ;) Your size is not a reliable indicator on if you will deliver early or not... neither is a 'gut feeling'. Is it possible you will go into labor early? Absolutely. Is there any way anyone can predict it accurately at this point? Absolutely not.

Sarah - posted on 05/21/2016

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You are not that short that it would prevent you from being able go to term, or at least 37 weeks. I have seen moms with dwarfism carry to term. I am only 5'4 and carried two weeks past me due date. If you are very petite and have a very tiny pelvis, you may not be able to have a vaginal delivery but I would not assume that is the case. Large tall women can deliver early and short tiny women can carry to term.
ETA I have even seen tiny women carry twins to 36 weeks and weight combined 11 lbs.

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Dove - posted on 05/21/2016

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Yeah, my girls were bigger than me by 12 as well. ;) Now they are 5'2" and 5'3" and about 110ish pounds. ♥

Sarah - posted on 05/21/2016

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Agrees with Sarah E. I am 5'2" and carried very low for 3 of my pregnancies. All were born full term right close to their due date.

Sarah - posted on 05/21/2016

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And you might not, but not because you are short or the way you carry the baby.

Hannah Marie - posted on 05/21/2016

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Ok.. Well I just have a feeling that I won't go full term.. Just a gut feeling

Hannah Marie - posted on 05/21/2016

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Well my mum doesn't think I will go full term due to me being so little (5ft 3)

Sarah - posted on 05/21/2016

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Carrying low is not an indication of potential early labor. Do you have any reason to think you'd not go to term?

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