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Old Jul 14th, 2011, 06:25 AM   1
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fundal height at 39 weeks


I've just seen my midwife this morning and my fundal height has gone from 39 at 37 weeks to 37 at 39 weeks, how can it be less? Is it because baby is 2/5th engaged now? Also my bp is still up so have to go to hospital Saturday to have it checked!



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2011, 06:27 AM   2
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Think you are right - although this is my 1st so not sure but have heard baby drops down at about 36 weeks xx



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Old Jul 14th, 2011, 06:34 AM   3
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Yeah this is my first too, just didn't get how it was smaller, still I'm back on the line which Is good!



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2011, 07:09 AM   4
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It's normal for your fundal height to drop over the last couple of weeks as baby starts to engage.



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2011, 07:58 AM   5
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It will be baby dropping I'm sure. Good luck for your BP test on Saturday. Getting close for you now!



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2011, 10:30 AM   6
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Ditto Bluey!

Your baby dropped - it's not uncommon for first time moms to go from 39 to 37cm or so at the end when the baby engages. You are so close! ! ! !



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2011, 10:47 AM   7
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tbh the fundal height shouldn't be the only thing to consider as different mw's/doc's can get the measurement a little bit differently. xx



 
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