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Fundal height after delivery

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Takes a while: Massaging it helps it to go down

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
None: An 8 week uterus is usually not popping out of the pelvis yet - if you are thin then it may be palpable above the pubic bone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It means little: Fundal height generally approximates but does not always correlate to the actual gestational age. The measurement that you describe, I am assuming, is... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Probably not much: As long as us looks ok, and all evidence shows baby is healthy and growing, thats good. No test is 100% perfect and there are no 100% guarantees even ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Top of the uterus: Fundal height refers to the location of the top of your uterus. This is a quick and easy way to confirm that the uterus is growing normally. We start ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Measuring tape: Use the centimeter side and measure from the middle of the pubic bone (place the zero there) to the top of the curve of the uterus. In general the num... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moritz Bartels
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Plus/minus 2cm: The fundal height should not vary more than two centimeters from what your gestational age is at the time. Your doctor would probably order an ultraso... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Nonspecific: If your dates are good stick with 30 weeks. If not so sure split the difference 31 weeks. The fundal height is subject to interpretation and not spe... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Within 3 wks: This is a rough guideline that obstetricians follow after 20wks. A three week discrepancy is acceptable and if greater, should prompt need for ultraso... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 36 years experience
Normal: Ultrasound is more accurate compared to measurement of the fundal height. The first trimester ultrasound will be more accurate in dating the pregnancy... Read More
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