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Should your fundal height measure to gestational age or fetal age? I.E. If 25 weeks from LMP should it be 25cm?

Should your fundal height measure to gestational age or fetal age? I.E. If 25 weeks from LMP should it be 25cm?

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 25 weeks. ...Read more

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Should fundal height match gestational age from lmp? I.E. If 28 weeks from lmp, fundal height should be approx 28 cm

Should fundal height match gestational age from lmp? I.E. If 28 weeks from lmp, fundal height should be approx 28 cm

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 ultrasound evaluation. ...Read more

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Reaching Your Optimal Height (Checklist)

Get adequate nutrition
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Get plenty of sleep while growing
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Get plenty of vitamin D and calcium
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Confused on due date. Late in pregnancy which is more accurate, ultrasound or fundal height?

Earlier info: Your due date shouldn't change in late pregnancy. It is established by info about your last period and earlier ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is the fundal height supposed to be equal to LMP date? So you could figure two weeks behind as how many weeks you're actually pregnant?

Is the fundal height supposed to be equal to LMP date? So you could figure two weeks behind as how many weeks you're actually pregnant?

Can help: Fundal height measurement can help to figure out in the ball park- the age of gestation. Gestation age measurement by lmp (only help if your period is regular and you know when is your lmp ) will help too, andobviously measurement using an ultrasound is the most accurate. Combination of those 3 will be the best. ...Read more

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Eat a well-rounded healthy diet
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Get plenty of sleep (growth hormone is released during sleep)
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Do stretching exercises
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At my last prenatal visit my midwife gave me a fundal height measurement of 21cm. Does that mean I'm 21 weeks pregnant?

At my last prenatal visit my midwife gave me a fundal height measurement of 21cm. Does that mean I'm 21 weeks pregnant?

Due date: The fundal height should match the gestational age, height less than 4 cm is worrisome. so answer to your question is yes. ...Read more

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At my last prenatal visit my midwife gave me a fundal height measurement of 21 CM does that mean I am 21 weeks pregnant?

At my last prenatal visit my midwife gave me a fundal height measurement of 21 CM does that mean I am 21 weeks pregnant?

Fundal Height: While fundal height is correlated to the gestational age, it is a poor trakcer. It is best used when tracked for an individual as a menas of detecting intrauterine growth redardation and if there is a 3cm deviation from the estimated gestational age further studies should be performed. ...Read more

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Reaching Your Optimal Height (Checklist)

Eat a healthy balanced diet
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Treat any bone injury to growth plates promptly and properly
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Know a healthy diet in early childhood is important
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Have regular check-ups with a pediatrician
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When do doctors begin measuring fundal height? Is it reliable before 20 weeks?

When do doctors begin measuring fundal height? Is it reliable before 20 weeks?

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 is standard practice beginning around 20 weeks gestation. Most caregivers will record their patient's fundal height on every prenatal visit. Measuring the fundal height can be an indicator of proper fetal growth and amniotic fluid development. ...Read more

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