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Old May 26th, 2011, 14:52 PM   1
magicbubble
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measuring the fundus and my weight


does how fat you are affect your fundal measurement? im just wondering cos if i was putting on weight due to my diet and not just baby then surely my tummy would get fatter and affect the length from my pelvis to my top of fundus where ever that is?



 
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Old May 26th, 2011, 14:54 PM   2
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No, your midwife is measuring how far up the uterus is, I don't think weight has anything to do with it



 
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Old May 26th, 2011, 14:55 PM   3
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I don't think so because they measure to the top of your uterus. So I think that (on average) the fundal height shouldn't be affected by your weight or any belly fat. I was on the bigger side pre pregnancy and my fundal height still measures as it should.



 
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Old May 26th, 2011, 14:58 PM   4
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thanks girls. wish i knew where the top of my uterus was cos i fancy measuring it. just to see what the difference is every few days i love doing things like that



 
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Old May 26th, 2011, 16:24 PM   5
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im a little over weight and i have been told it can effect it. As im 2cm bigger she said that could be why



 
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Old May 26th, 2011, 16:26 PM   6
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i also thought i had heard weight can effect it but am probably wrong!



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Old May 26th, 2011, 17:19 PM   7
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I'm measuring bigger and have been told it's my weight....fat on my tummy. find out how big baby is tomorrow at my growth scan.



 
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Old May 26th, 2011, 19:03 PM   8
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Doctor told me today that belly fat can knock measurement out by 2-4 cm. Fingers crossed that it is my fat tummy and not a ginormo-baby affecting my measurements hehehe



 
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Old May 27th, 2011, 00:25 AM   9
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how do you get a growth scan? im not scheduled for anymore now at all i want a growth scan! lol



 
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Old May 27th, 2011, 01:46 AM   10
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Normally you only get growth scan if they are worried baby is getting too big or not getting big enough, if you have a condition like pcos or diabetes that can affect baby's size or if the mum is over or underweight.

I'm getting mine @ 34 weeks to check for aforementioned ginormo baby and potential induction. My friend got one at 35 wks because her bump stopped growing- it showed placenta failing so bubba was induced early xxx



 
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