expected fundal height at 7 weeks gestation

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Dr. John T. Hanna answered:

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

Not specific

Height
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.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Liza H. Kunz answered:

Confused on due date. Late in pregnancy which is more accurate, ultrasound or fundal height?

Earlier info

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Your due date shouldn't change in late pregnancy. It is established by info about your last period and earlier ultrasound.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

I am 32 weeks pregnant and my fundal height measured at 32 Is that right?

Yes it is right

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It is perfect
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Dr. VAKAS Sial answered:

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

20 weeks gestation

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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.
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Dr. Juan Richiusa answered:

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and the fundal height measured at 36w is there something wrong possibly ?

No

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Most likely the engaging part of the baby is in the pelvis and that is why your fundal height is less
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

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?

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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.
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At 10 weeks I measured 14 weeks in fundal height. My bladder was full at the time, how much would that affect how big my uterus measured?

Yes

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It may have affected the measurement. I would wait until my next check. If you are still measuring more, I would suggest asking for a sonogram because your dates may be off.
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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

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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.
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Fundal heIght? Im measurIng rIght 18 cms at 18 weeks but I dont understand why the top of my uterus Is 2cms above belly button. by charts thats 24week

Not accurate.

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Fundal height assessment is "poor man's" ultrasound to assess fetal growth. It is notoriously inaccurate and depends on maternal weight for height, fibroids, amniotic fluid volume, lordosis of the maternal spine and experience of the examining prenatal care provider. I would not read too much into it and rather rely on the ultrasound measurements at any time.
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