+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    175
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    14
    Reviews
    1

    Default High Fundal Height

    Hi guys,

    Just had a midwife appointment this morning and when checking my fundal height it was at 31 weeks when im only 25+6 weeks. Midwife checked and re checked and so did the obgyn. Have to go for a scan and have my glucose test early. then go back to be reviewed.

    Im not at all shocked by this as ive been advising them every app about my concerns of the baby feeling bigger. But i am shocked at that measurement, i would of expected 27-28cm not 31.

    So question posed,
    Has anyone elses been so far over, and did it even out over time?
    Was it accurate by the time of birth?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    175
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    14
    Reviews
    1
    Anybody?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    444
    Thanks
    84
    Thanked
    60
    Reviews
    0
    I've not been in this situation but have measured two-3 weeks over. Did they say anything concerning to you. I'm sure thru have made note ESP if they re checked. Best wishes


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    175
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    14
    Reviews
    1
    No just midwife checked, then dr came in and checked. Have to go for scan to check and go back to see the doctor next week and in mean time re check glucose.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,491
    Thanks
    3,580
    Thanked
    838
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    The position of your baby can affect the fundal height. Subsequent pregnancies can also give you higher fundal measurements due to weaker muscles and the baby being more out the front.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked
    1,571
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    2 pregnancies and have never had fundal height measured, it is an old fashioned and inaccurate way to measure your babies development.

    Sent from my LG-P500 using BubHub

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to MummaOJ For This Useful Post:

    mamajess  (17-01-2012)

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    Yes once I got past 28 weeks my measurements started to be over by 3-4cms, and they never did get back on track. It ended up being a combination of a breech baby who sat high up (by the time I got into mid 30 weeks if they tried to ultrasound my pelvic region nothing would show) and I did ultimately have a fairly large baby - she was 9lb 8oz and was born at 37+5.
    I never once showed any signs of diabetes, high BP or any other complications. Just a healthy, upside down bubba!

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    678
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked
    34
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My fundal height is always off. My babies tend to be transverse till the last minute, my muscles are separated. I'm slight but have a huuuge belly from early on. In my experience fundal height doesn't mean much.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,100
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked
    376
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I recently had mine done and measured at 23 weeks when I was 17 weeks. My doctor said that it isn't so much about the actual number, but the change. So as long as it is growing at the rate they expect the actual number doesn't matter. Which, of course, doesn't offer much reassurance if you've just had a big jump...

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,230
    Thanks
    3,890
    Thanked
    1,012
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'd have to pull out my old chart to remember the exact numbers, but at one of my OB appointments I was measuring 6 weeks ahead by fundal height. I think I was 22 weeks and measuring 28. I was convinced I was going to have an enormous baby! Or that it would come early. It had recorrected itself by my next appointment a month later and I was only measuring a week ahead.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to smallpotatoes For This Useful Post:

    laurea  (17-01-2012)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Fundal height measuring small?
    By swizzlestick in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14-08-2012, 12:17
  2. Fundal height
    By lolz83 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 13-05-2012, 20:53
  3. fundal height??
    By heatherm in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-12-2011, 21:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
TribalanceTriBalance is a physio, yoga & pilates studio in Brisbane's inner north, offering specialised women's health ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›