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What is fundal height?

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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My height is 5.7 what is the ideal height?

Depends.: Depends on what you want to do. You must be tall enough to reach the ground. ...Read more

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What's the significance of a fundal height measurement?

Fundal height is generally defined as the distance from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus measured in centimeters: After the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, your fundal height measurement often matches the number of weeks you've been pregnant. For example, if you're 27 weeks pregnant, your health care provider would expect your fundal height to be about 27 centimeters. It isn't unusual, however, for your fundal height to measure somewhat smaller or larger than expected. This might happen if you: Have a high body mass index, Have a full bladder, Are carrying twins or other multiples. In other cases, fundal height that measures smaller or larger than expected — or increases more or less quickly than expected — could indicate conditions such as: Slow fetal growth (intrauterine growth restriction), Rapid fetal growth, Too little amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios), Too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios), Uterine fibroids, A baby prematurely descending into the pelvis or settling into a breech or other unusual position. Depending on the circumstances, your health care provider might recommend an ultrasound or other tests to determine what's causing the unusual measurements. Remember, fundal height is only a tool for gauging fetal growth and gestational age — it's not an exact science. Typically, fundal height measurements offer reassurance of a baby's steady growth. If you're concerned about your fundal height measurements, ask your health care provider for details. ...Read more

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What is a short stature? What percentage of normal height qulaifies?

Depends who you ask: Most doctors would consider one as short if one were less than the 2.5%ile. These percentiles should be interpretted carefully though as one's racial background should be taken into consideration in deciding which curve is best to use. For purposes of growth hormone treatment, the us fda has suggested a lower cutoff of less than the 1.2%ile be used (one of many reasons one might qualify for gh). ...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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What is bmi?

What is bmi?

Body Mass Index: Bmibody mass index bmi is used to find out if a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. ...Read more

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What is BMI?

What is BMI?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for my height of 70in? 60 female

What is the ideal weight for my height of 70in? 60 female

Lots of answers: You can look many different places and get many different answers. Based on the life insurance table that I have it is 145-159 lbs (female) and 154-167 (male). ...Read more

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What is fundal anterior placenta?

What is fundal anterior placenta?

Right place: Fundal anterior placenta means that the placenta is located on the front wall of the uterus towards to top of the uterus. It indicates that the fertilized egg found the right place in the uterus to implant. ...Read more

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What is the best BMI for a woman of 5'1 inches tall?

What is the best BMI for a woman of 5'1 inches tall?

BMI: Bmi is independent of height. For most people, the best bmi is between 20 and 25. But if you are muscular, this can be off. ...Read more

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What is the average weight & height of an 8month old infant?

What is the average weight & height of an 8month old infant?

Varies: Around 20 lbs 28 inches. . There are different growth charts for girls and boys and prematurely born. There is a wide variation of normal. The best indcator of normal development is the steady growth of height, weight and head circumference over successive months ...Read more

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What is denver height and weight chart for boys?

What is denver height and weight chart for boys?

?: Guess i would google it. I am sure there are many growth charts out there all with different names. Google it specifically and you will kno all about it. ...Read more

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What is the ratio between height and weight of a healthy woman?

What is the ratio between height and weight of a healthy woman?

BMI: Body mass index...Obesity is one thing that is important...But the ratio is irrelevant if the woman is healthy and active. There really are people with big bones and small bones and their height /weight ratios will be very different...The bmi ratio is a number that can let one know if they are overweight or obese. It works most of the time unless u r a bodybuilder..Then it is wrong. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest weight a teenager who is 4 ft 9 inches tall, be? Please

What is the healthiest weight a teenager who is 4 ft 9 inches tall, be? Please

Snap shot: The IBW (Ideal Body Weight) for a CHILD that is 4 ft 9 in is 34.6 Kgs or approximately 76 lbs. As you are 17 yrs, you still fall into that category. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the correct weight dor a person of height 5 ft 11 inches?

You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read more

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My age is 23.I am a girl my weight is 48 height is 5.1 is my weight and height is normal?

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My age is 23.I am a girl my weight is 48 height is 5.1 is my weight and height is normal?

Proportional: You are petite. Your bmi(body mass index ) , however, is close to 40th percentile. Simply, your weight is appropriate for your size. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight by age and height?

What is the ideal weight by age and height?

Found on internet: Here's a handy site for that... http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm. ...Read more