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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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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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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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Fundal height is 4 weeks more than my due date but baby measuring 2 weeks smaller than my due date, what does this mean?

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 an ultrasound that is also an approximation. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks. Ultrasound showed 6lbs1oz. My fundal height is measuring behind at 35 cm. It's been perfect until now. Is this normal when baby drops?

I am 36 weeks. Ultrasound showed 6lbs1oz. My fundal height is measuring behind at 35 cm. It's been perfect until now. Is this normal when baby drops?

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 36 weeks gestation the fundal heights are "iffy". ...Read more

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What should the fundal height be at 8 weeks (3rd child)?

What should the fundal height be at 8 weeks (3rd child)?

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. ...Read more

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Hi I have a fundal height of 21cm at 25wks, scan last week showed below average amnio fluid but bub fine. Help please so worried next app a week away!?

Hi I have a fundal height of 21cm at 25wks, scan last week showed below average amnio fluid but bub fine. Help please so worried next app a week away!?

Please call your: Ob they know you and exactly what the scan showed, and your OB should ahve discussed the scan with you already !it doesn't matter that your next appt is one week away, call your OB on the phone or move up your visit that is what any of my pts would do and i would expect them to do that, but they wouldn't ahve to as they would already know what is going on and what teh plan is call yourob. ...Read more

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30 week fundal height measuring 32 weeks , is something wrong ? Will baby come early ?

30 week fundal height measuring 32 weeks , is something wrong ? Will baby come early ?

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 specific. It is just a general idea. ...Read more

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My 1st us match my LMP but 2nd us (end of 1st trimester) and onwards us and my fundal height makes my LMP 1 week before my actual lmp, please suggest?

Normal: Ultrasound is more accurate compared to measurement of the fundal height. The first trimester ultrasound will be more accurate in dating the pregnancy than the second trimester ultrasound in most cases. ...Read more