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Old Mar 15th, 2010, 20:36 PM   1
sandrass
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measuring your own fundal height?


I tried it..and am getting wayyy less than 30 weeks. I KNOW my dates are correct...

Hoping I am doing it wrong.

Anyone know how to properly do this?



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2010, 21:07 PM   2
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I think it is from the pubic bone (which is quite low) up to the top of the uterus. I've never tried it on myself though.



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2010, 21:13 PM   3
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You have to start it right on top of your pubic bone, and you have to be laying flat. Are you able to feel the top of your uterus? Mine is almost impossible lol, even my dr's complain everytime.



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2010, 21:15 PM   4
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I think I was not right on my pubic bone..and not sure if what i am feeling is top of uterus. LOL. Maybe I should leave it to the professionals!



 
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It takes practice..Have them show you the next time you go in so you know what you're feeling for..



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 03:42 AM   6
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I had a growth scan last week and the hospital mw showed my hubby how to measure mine because she thinks my own mw is incompetent!!!

She started with her fingers in the middle betwwen my boobs and pressed down firmly working her way towards my belly button until she felt a firm ridge which was the top of the uterus. I have since tried and it does take a bit of finding and you have to press quite firmly but once you find it, there is no mistaking the ridge.

You measure from this point right down to your pubic bone which is really low down (further than I imagined).

The mw showed hubby how to do it because apparently it is almost impossible to do it yourself lying down and get an accurate measurement.

Having shown hubby how to do it she gave him a tape measure and made him promise to only measure every two weeks!!



 
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