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    Hi Ladies, had my 24 week check up today with my midwife & was advised that I'm "measuring small" in regards to my uterus (measurement from pubic bone to top of uterus). Average is 24cms, can have a variance of 2cms either side, I was in between 21/22cms. I have no risk factors, baby is active & she believes it has enough fluid.

    Ive tried googling to find out more information as to what this means but not having much luck. Anyone else experience this?

    Thanks.

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    I always measured small for all my pregnancies at one stage I was 6 weeks behind all 3 of my babies were born good sizes and completely healthy smallest 3090 biggest 3900

    Fundal height is really inaccurate

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    I've heard fundal height is not very accurate and it should can have a variance of 3cm each side of the number of weeks you are. I was measuring 2cm ahead at my 25wk check up and my mid wife wasn't worried. With my first pregnancy my obstetrician never did any measures of fundal height due to it's inaccuracy. So I would try not to worry.

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    My fundal height had been measuring perfectly, so 25cms at 25 weeks, 30 at 30 weeks etc. then it stopped increasing and even began decreasing. This is a sign of iugr.

    Lots of ultrasounds, monitoring, low fluid levels, reduced movements, we were all unhappy and the decision was made that dd2 would do better out than in. I was induced.

    Have you always measured a bit small? From what I was told, it is much more alarming if you stop growing.

    Hth.

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    Thanks so much for your replies ladies, appreciated. And for clarifying the term, I will google fundal height & IUGR to understand better.

    I am quite petite so midwife said it isnt necessarily unusual for someone my size.

    Little one is certainly a kicker so at least I know it's strong & the movements give that level of reassurance =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by preggasaurus View Post
    My fundal height had been measuring perfectly, so 25cms at 25 weeks, 30 at 30 weeks etc. then it stopped increasing and even began decreasing. This is a sign of iugr.

    Lots of ultrasounds, monitoring, low fluid levels, reduced movements, we were all unhappy and the decision was made that dd2 would do better out than in. I was induced.

    Have you always measured a bit small? From what I was told, it is much more alarming if you stop growing.

    Hth.
    This is the first time I've been measured, so time will tell. Next appointment is in 4 weeks. I haven't put on much weight though, if that has any relationship.

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    Fundal height is actually at its most accurate when done by the same person each time.

    but as pp has said you can have variety of a couple of cm's either side due to the difference in people's body sizes, ethnicity, position of the baby etc.

    the most important thing is that there is consistent growth at each appointment.

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    I measured small with all 3 of my boys. My youngest I was 32cm at 36 weeks (baby was not engaged) and he was born a healthy 7pd2oz at 39+5.

    DS2 was 7pd13.5oz at 38 weeks and DS1 was 8pd3oz at 42 weeks my fundal height was consistently at least 3cm behind in all pregnancies, I had very small bumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    I measured small with all 3 of my boys. My youngest I was 32cm at 36 weeks (baby was not engaged) and he was born a healthy 7pd2oz at 39+5.

    DS2 was 7pd13.5oz at 38 weeks and DS1 was 8pd3oz at 42 weeks my fundal height was consistently at least 3cm behind in all pregnancies, I had very small bumps.

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    Thank you, it's good to know that there isn't necessarily anything to worry about.


 

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