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Fundus (sp?) height?

(7 Posts)
LoveActually Tue 23-Sep-08 17:49:16

Had a check up with community midwife today, she measured the above, something about it being 25 cms being good as am 25 weeks pregnant. What does this mean

misdee Tue 23-Sep-08 17:54:37

roughly every week of pregnancy means it should measure about the same in cm.

am 32+6, so lets say 33 weeks, am measuring 34cm today at midwife check.

LoveActually Tue 23-Sep-08 17:55:49

Thanks misdee, so is the fundus the height of the womb?

misdee Tue 23-Sep-08 17:56:28

i belive so.

lulumama Tue 23-Sep-08 17:56:43

the fundus is the top of the uterus which can be felt as a muscular ridge.. it should measure in centimetres, from the bottom of the uterus to the top, the same in cm and as you are in weeks. of course some measure a cm or 2 different... just means your baby is nicely average if 25 cm fundal height at 25 weeks!

LoveActually Tue 23-Sep-08 18:02:07

Thanks lulumama, never thought I'd say it but average is good! x

georgimama Tue 23-Sep-08 18:04:16

I found later in my pregnancy my fundus measurement didn't quite keep track with the cm/per week rule, which the MW wasn't concerned with as I am tall, and apparently this means the baby will sit deeper into the pelvis than with short bods. Worth bearing in mind.

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