Uterine Growth

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Nurse Goodwin

The amount that your uterus has grown will be checked at each visit. Your uterus grows from the size of a pear to the size of a basketball while you’re pregnant. By the end of the first trimester, your provider can feel your uterus just above your pubic bone by doing a pelvic exam.

By twenty weeks into your pregnancy, your uterus typically reaches your belly button. After that, it should grow about one centimeter every week. During the second half of pregnancy, your provider will measure your abdomen to check how much your uterus has grown.