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measuring large fundal height

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

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
About 12 weeks: It begins to peek out from under the bones in your abdomen and it's height can be followed.
Dr. Vakas Sial
24 years experience Internal Medicine
20 weeks gestation: In clinical practice, recording the actual fundal height measurement from the palpable top of the uterus to the superior edge of the pubic symphysis i ... 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Macrosomia: Every baby grows at slightly different rates. U/S measurements are "dated" on an average growth rate, so any given time may be larger or smaller than ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baby growth: The fundal height is good for trending over the course of your pregnancy and fh is +/- 2-4 cm = weeks once past 20 weeks. Most doc's will start measur ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Ultrasounds and fundal heights can only "guess" at weights and gestational age unless done serially. once the baby drops into the pelvis generally at ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
As the pregnancy: progresses, in the later weeks, softening of the lower uterine segment, allows the head to move down in the pelvis. This is called engagement. As this ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Everyone is differen: The cm to week measure doesn't really apply till 24 weeks and greater. The location of the umbilicus to top of uterus, is a crude, old standard that ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
35 years experience Family Medicine
Not specific: Depends on the womon. There is a period of time during the pregnanacy when fundal height is predicatble for gestational age, but not necessarily at 2 ... Read More

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