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    Default why did the dr measure my tummy?

    went to my antinatal appt to the dr this week, and after listening to the heartbeat, got a measuring tape and measured my tummy down to my pubic bone.. i have read this before but forgot .. why did he do that? never had it done ever..

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    Default why did the dr measure my tummy?

    Measured the size of your uterus. You will have it done at every appointment. It's to make sure bubs is growing etc.

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    Default why did the dr measure my tummy?

    He's measuring your "fundal height" which is just the measurement of your uterus to see the growth of your baby.

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    Default why did the dr measure my tummy?

    They are checking the size against due date. As good as the ultrasound is it can be wrong. I also think they are checking how big the baby is. This is my understanding but someone lose here might correct me.

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    hmm... interesting. when i went private with my first two, both ob's didn't do it.. this time im going public and the general gp (who im doing shared care with) did it..

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    when you went private, did your obs do regular ultrasounds? some obs prefer the machine that goes ping to actually touching women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    when you went private, did your obs do regular ultrasounds? some obs prefer the machine that goes ping to actually touching women.
    no i just had the dating scan, nt scan, 20 week scan and that is it.. so yes, was quite suprised when the dr got his measuring tape out! lol.

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    Default why did the dr measure my tummy?

    I heard the fundal height should be about the same as the amount of weeks you are. I was measuring 2cms ahead so am told I'm having a big baby. So at 30 weeks your fundus should be around 30cm. Mine was 32 cm at 30 weeks.

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    Default why did the dr measure my tummy?

    I heard the fundal height should be about the same as the amount of weeks you are. I was measuring 2cms ahead so am told I'm having a big baby. So at 30 weeks your fundus should be around 30cm. Mine was 32 cm at 30 weeks.

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    Default why did the dr measure my tummy?

    I don't know why they bother measuring fundal height, my OB doesn't.
    It's a really inaccurate way of being able tell how big your baby is or if you are matching dates.


 

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