"It is a one-to-one correlation," Thoppil explains.
"At 20 weeks, for instance, the measurement should be around 20 centimeters." If it deviates by 3 centimeters one way or the other, your care provider will most likely follow up with an ultrasound to see if the baby is too large or too small.
While the consultant was fixing it, he found uploaded mobile-phone photos of girls doing things – none of which would grace a family newspaper.
Randomised video sex chat, naked selfies, hook-up sites and old-fashioned pornography mingled in a soup of out-of-control teenage hormones.
Inevitably someone will tell you (wrongly) that if you're carrying low you're having a boy, and vice versa.
Here are some actual facts about baby bumps: HIGHS AND LOWS: Carrying high or low does say something about your abs, according to John Thoppil, M.
Click here as we sort through some more mom-to-be misconceptions with the help of two health experts.
(Your new "outie" bellybutton will likely go back to normal, as well.) As for stretch marks, they're mostly genetic; avoiding excess weight gain might help prevent them, he says, but nothing else is known to work.
TOO BIG OR TOO LITTLE: Starting at about 20 weeks, your doctor or midwife will measure your fundal weight, or distance from your pubic bone to the top of your uterus, at every prenatal visit.
But the fact that virtual sex often predates real relationships could be psychologically damaging, says mental-health expert Benjamin Fry.
Here he investigates…When Sarah came to see me in my mental-health clinic, her story was all too familiar.