More Evidence That Pregnancy Can Increase Height, WOW!

Ever since I found the stories of women who have claimed to have increased in height during pregnancy I decided to do a quick search on google for stories, anecdotal evidence, and posts by women who claim they had gotten taller.

Me: If you read through the comments left by other moms you realize that this phenomena seems to be far more common than I ever expected. Of the 17 replies this women got, a good 2 of them said that they saw an increase in height beyond what would obviously be measurement error. The crazy anedotal story is the man’s wife who grew a “couple” inches when she was 30 and on her 3rd child. Wow, what is going on? Of course it is important to realize that a few of the replies stated that they actually lost height from the pregnancy. I don’t know what to take from this post and the replies except be more confused now.

From this post on an Australian Huggies web board HERE the poster says that she grew 1.5 cm during her pregnancy.

Here is one from CafeMom (source link HERE)

Height growth during pregnancy

Summer222009
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I know this may sound weird, but I was talking to someone else today about growing an inch or 2 taller while they were pregnant. I was 5’2″ pre pregnancy and now I’m 5’3 1/2″. This girl is also saying she got taller. I thought it was just the way they measured my height. But can you grow while pregnant?

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Jessica on Jul. 6, 2011 at 5:38 AM

haha I would like to know that answer too…be interesting if it is true.

KaroGreenly

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Karo on Jul. 6, 2011 at 8:30 AM

How old are you? Maybe you just weren’t finished growing to begin with.

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.Angelica.

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Angie on Jul. 6, 2011 at 9:29 AM

I have heard of this happening. Consider yourself lucky if you wanted to be taller I guess. LOL.

.Angelica.

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Angie on Jul. 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM

A guy my DH works with, when his wife was pregnant with her 3rd child and I think right around 30 she grew a couple inches. So she should have for sure been done growing.

Quoting KaroGreenly:

How old are you? Maybe you just weren’t finished growing to begin with.


Summer222009

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on Jul. 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM

I’m 19 but my growth plates have stopped when I was 12.

Quoting KaroGreenly:

How old are you? Maybe you just weren’t finished growing to begin with.

momoftwins_2

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on Jul. 6, 2011 at 4:34 PM

My feet grew but I didn’t get taller

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Wendy on Jul. 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I didn’t get any taller during my pregnancy.

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alyciajoseph

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on Jul. 6, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Mine too 🙁

Quoting momoftwins_2:

My feet grew but I didn’t get taller

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remaining_me

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Kay on Jul. 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM

 hmm i never heard of that, lol i didnt get any taller. wider? yes, lol.

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Kay on Jul. 6, 2011 at 7:57 PM

 yeah, i permanently went up a half size with my second. I never knew they actually GREW, odd enough. i thought they just swell up.

Quoting momoftwins_2:

My feet grew but I didn’t get taller

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Maddies-Mommy

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Member on Jul. 7, 2011 at 2:24 AM

I didn’t get taller, however I went up a shoe size. It was weird, they didn’t swell they just got longer and three years later they are still that size.
lovealot0587

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on Jul. 7, 2011 at 2:32 AM

I’m not too sure

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hayvensmommy07

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Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:03 AM

I was 5’2 before my son. Now I’m 5 foot. Yea I shrank. How I have no idea so if I can shrink then I would think women could get taller too.

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Rachael on Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:47 AM

lol I shrunk and1/2 inch ! I was 5’2 for the longest then at my 6 week check up I was 5’1 1/2

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YouGotToLoveIt

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on Sep. 9, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Hi,

This is my first attempt to investigate my growth during pregnancy on the web.  Although I have a friend who grew 1 1/2 inches during her 3rd pregnancy and only daughter.

I am now 60 and had my only child when I was 36.  I grew 3/4 of an inch during pregnancy.  I tried to document this growth with any of my doctors and they all made excuses saying that they wrote down my original height incorrectly.  It was very frustrating because my original height was 5 feet 4 3/4 inches and I always tried to stand super tall when measured so that I could say I was 5 feet 5 inches even.  My final height is 5 feet 5 1/2 inches.

Thanks for this forum.  It is nice to know that I am not alone.

Girl_Charlie

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on Sep. 9, 2011 at 9:39 PM

And you thought that a “young moms” group was the place to go? Even 24 years ago, 36 was on the upper side of having children, not the young side.

Quoting YouGotToLoveIt:

Hi,

This is my first attempt to investigate my growth during pregnancy on the web.  Although I have a friend who grew 1 1/2 inches during her 3rd pregnancy and only daughter.

I am now 60 and had my only child when I was 36.  I grew 3/4 of an inch during pregnancy.  I tried to document this growth with any of my doctors and they all made excuses saying that they wrote down my original height incorrectly.  It was very frustrating because my original height was 5 feet 4 3/4 inches and I always tried to stand super tall when measured so that I could say I was 5 feet 5 inches even.  My final height is 5 feet 5 1/2 inches.

Thanks for this forum.  It is nice to know that I am not alone.

 

JayBearsmomma

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Rachael on Sep. 9, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Lol I shrunk half an inch
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6 thoughts on “More Evidence That Pregnancy Can Increase Height, WOW!

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  2. guiselka

    I used to be 5’2.5″ before pregnancy. I was just measured at my doctor visit and I am 5’5″. I am amazed! I also have many back problems now though. I’ve always had some issues but after pregnancy they became unbearable. I have a total of 4 hernias and 2 bulging discs among other problems.

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  4. Divya

    Hi
    Can anyone tell me how to grow during pregnancy I am 5 . 2 now n want to be 5.4 at least also I m 4 months pregnant now.

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