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Doctor insights on: Expected Fundal Height At 7 Weeks Gestation

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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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How to measure fundal height?

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 number of centimeters is about the number of weeks once beyond about 15 weeks. ...Read more

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What is fundal height?

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 at the top of the pubic bone and use the tape measure to locate the top of the uterus. After 20 weeks this distance in centimeters roughly equals your gestational age. Ex: 28 CM fundal height = 28 weeks gestation. ...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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My midwife gave me a fundal height measurement of 21cm what does that mean?

My midwife gave me a fundal height measurement of 21cm what does that mean?

21 weeks: Fundal height is measured from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. The number in centimeters usually correlates pretty well with the number of weeks of pregnancy. Ultrasound gives a more precise gestational age. Obstetricians measure fundal height regularly to make sure the fetus is growing as expected. ...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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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

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How do I know if my fundal height is right?

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 ultrasound to assess the situation further it you are lagging behind or measuring ahead. ...Read more