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    Anyone else had fundal height issues? At 24w I was measuring 27cm and at 28w I was measuring 31cm. I'm sitting on the 90th percentile. The baby was the right size at my 10, 12 and 20wk ultrasounds. So I'm worried it's extra fluid - or the baby has grown massively and I'm going to end up with a whopper! The midwife said that she would send me for a morphology ultrasound if I'm still measuring large at my 32wk appointment.

    Anyone else had similar?

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    Yeah, I've had similar (but opposite), with both my pregnancies. Fundal height is not reliable at all, so I wouldn't be too concerned at all.
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    Yep with all three pregnancies!! Scared me ecerytime, first bub was 8lb 8oz, second was 8lb 14oz and this bub isn't here yet but I had a growth scan two weeks ago at 30 weeks as I was measuring ahead and bub was only on the 75th percentile no extra fluid either. I had this scan because at 29 weeks I was measuring 35. So I wouldn't worry hun

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    I think fundal height measuring is a load of rubbish.
    The middies scared me to death when they said I hadn't grown in 4 weeks. They made me go have monitoring for 4 weeks and a growth scan.
    Turns out DD was just curled up, cause at 4 weeks to go, the growth scan said she was already 7lb! She was born at 9lb 5oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubySunrise View Post
    I think fundal height measuring is a load of rubbish.
    The middies scared me to death when they said I hadn't grown in 4 weeks. They made me go have monitoring for 4 weeks and a growth scan.
    Turns out DD was just curled up, cause at 4 weeks to go, the growth scan said she was already 7lb! She was born at 9lb 5oz.
    That scares me! At 4 weeks to go this bub was measuring 8lbs. Eek! I've another scan tomorrow, 2 weeks to go now. My fh has always been spot on.

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    I also think it's a load of hooey. I had 2 midwives get 10cm difference at one visit everyone kept on saying he was measuring to dates, well he was born on the 99th percentile for height and weight.

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    I had a growth scan after fh as behind at 35 weeks (2.5 weeks ago now) bub measuring 3.5kgs approx... Well DD was born on Friday @ 37w3d... Weighing 2.6kgs...

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    I guess there is no real indication. I just think that it can potentially warn you about having excess fluid but not sure whether that is a massive issue or not. I am a very small build. Im only 5'2" so I don't think my uterus has anywhere to spread but up. I guess I'll just see how big bubs ends up being.

    Interesting about the variation between midwives. I had 3 different ones measure, all with the tape faced downwards and they were all within 1cm of each other.

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    My OB stopped measuring me when at 36 weeks I measured 41cm :what:. He said 'you're big enough, measuring is futile'. Hahahaha.

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    at my last appointment at 28 weeks + 5 days, the student midwife measured the fundal height at 37 cm, then the midwife measured 34cm. They then did a scan and the baby measured 27 weeks 0 days. The midwife then gave me a referral for a proper scan and in the notes she wrote "measuring large for dates". LOL. They assumed I had GD (which I dont) and the baby was big (thus big fundal height), rather than believing the scan that she did in the office...

    Note I am 6ft tall and over weight, so of course my fundal height would be bigger than normal, I have a layer of fat that they have to measure around, and there is more room to grow because I'm taller! I cant believe they still use fundal height to measure when its not accurate AT ALL!


 

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