can anyone help at 30 weeks my midwife measured me at 26 weeks and the hospital measured me at 28 weeks..
today i have been to see midwife again ( different one as mine is on holiday ) and she has measured me at 30 weeks and i am 32 .4 weeks is this normal ?
the fundus measurements counteracts as 1cm per week, so if your measuring 30cm your measuring 30 weeks, you seem a few weeks behind, but if the midwife isnt concerned. Then dont get panicing, im sure everthing is fine.
The thing to remember with Fundal height measurements is that it is very subjective - not everyone measures from exactly the same points everytime, and so there will always be a variation in results when more than 1 mw does the measurements. The only accurate method of measuring your baby is through scanning. For this reason, with FH measurements, your personalised chart in your mat notes will probably say something about FH being measured by the same person each time. Some mw's don't do FH measurments because they are so subjective - I've only had mine done because the student mw wanted to get some practice in.
The way your baby is lying can also make a difference - for example, if baby is lying back to back, it can make the fundal height smaller, whereas lying front to back (facing your back) can make the FH bigger. You've probably noticed your bump changes shape regularly!!
One other thing that can make a difference is the amount of abdominal fat you have - I have a lot & so measured bigger than my dates everytime she did it anyway!!
As long as your midwife is happy, then I really wouldn't worry about it at all - if they are in any way concerned they will refer you for a growth scan or to see a consultant in ANC.
Hope this helps
thanks for the advice girls hope everyone is ok.
they have arranged a scan for thursday because im still not putting weight on and getting loads of bad period pains ..
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