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What's your fundal height? (singleton, multiples?)

post #1 of 133
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I just joined the group. I'm 17 weeks today and am measuring big- about 25 cm now, which is about 2 inches above my belly button). We're suspecting there's more than one baby in there, but I'm curious what everyone else's measurements are (if you know them). It's easy to do at home, if you have a flexible measuring tape or a piece of ribbon (something that won't stretch), you just measure the top of your pubic bone to the top of your fundus.

post #2 of 133

I haven't measured recently (I'm now 17 weeks), but at 14 weeks I measured 16 weeks. With my first baby I always measured a week behind so maybe it is just that this is my second baby? I know my exact date of conception and ovulation so I'm positive of my dates. As far as I know there is only one baby in there, but we will know for sure in about 2 weeks when I go in for my anatomy scan. I have a midwife appointment the following day where they will measure me again. I have tried to do it myself, but I feel like my uterus is much higher than it should be (at least an inch above my belly button) which makes me think I'm not feeling it correctly so I gave up. Lol!

post #3 of 133
I am having triplets and at 14 weeks I was measuring at 30. I don't know what my actual measurement was though....
post #4 of 133
Thread Starter 

i measured this morning again (first time since actually reaching 17 weeks) and I got 26 cm. I've been consistently 9cm "ahead" since I started measuring around 15 wks... I'm definitely thinking there's more than one. I'm positive on my dates as well!

post #5 of 133
I haven't measured yet, but that sounds like about where I am with my twins. I'll try and measure tonight or this weekend and get back to you!
post #6 of 133
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Originally Posted by Quinalla View Post

I haven't measured yet, but that sounds like about where I am with my twins. I'll try and measure tonight or this weekend and get back to you!

Thanks Quinalla!

post #7 of 133
So I measured myself yesterday (17+3) and I got 23cm... that's if I even did it correctly. :-/
post #8 of 133
Thread Starter 
Renae, how many babies are you carrying?
post #9 of 133
One that I know of smile.gif
post #10 of 133
My midwife said it was 3 finger breadths below my naval at my 17 week appointment! Haha! I guess this early she measures it that way, rather than how many centimeters it is above the pubic bone. Next appointment she will measure in centimeters.
post #11 of 133

My MW says I'm measuring big so she's scheduled a brief check-in to remeasure on 12/18.  This is our last baby and we are tight as far as physical space in our house and financial space in our budget so we're hoping it's not twins... but a small part of me is thinking, "WOW, maybe?!?"  We recently decided to have the anatomy scan at ~20 weeks so we'll know for sure then, or if MW is sure she is hearing more than one hearbeat before then of course.

 

I measured large with DS from time to time, so I'm thinking it's just normal for this pregnancy.  But time will tell!

post #12 of 133

Am I the only one wondering what the heck is a fundus?

post #13 of 133
It's the top of your uterus.
post #14 of 133
Trisha, when do you see your CP next?
post #15 of 133
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Originally Posted by AmandaLynnH View Post

Am I the only one wondering what the heck is a fundus?

Hahaha! I knew my doctor measured but didn't know how she could tell where my "fundus" was. Your fundal height helps determine how large your uterus/baby has grown. What exactly is a fundus though? Ha, no idea.

http://voices.yahoo.com/what-every-woman-know-find-fundal-509443.html?cat=70
post #16 of 133
Thanks Renae!
post #17 of 133
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Originally Posted by lisedea View Post


Hahaha! I knew my doctor measured but didn't know how she could tell where my "fundus" was. Your fundal height helps determine how large your uterus/baby has grown. What exactly is a fundus though? Ha, no idea.
http://voices.yahoo.com/what-every-woman-know-find-fundal-509443.html?cat=70

Ah, ok.  I'll have to try that tonight.  I had no idea.

post #18 of 133
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Renae, I'm not seeing anyone currently. We were planning to UC with this pregnancy and birth. I'm going to a meet and greet/ introductory class with a local midwife on Wed. Still not sure that we want to have a MW, but definitely won't be seeing a doctor (unless something big comes up).  We want to  know what options we have though, incase we decide we want or need someone there (besides a friend or family member). I remeasured today at 17w4d and I'm measuring 27cm now... that's about 7 finger breadths above my belly button for me :)

post #19 of 133
Thread Starter 

all the fundus measurement means is how high up does your uterus go. You can feel the outer edges of your uterus, though it can take some practice. I suggest that everyone ask their CP for help in finding it so you can know for yourself where it is. It isn't super important to know, but I think it helps to have a better understanding and awareness during your pregnancy :)

post #20 of 133
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Originally Posted by Trisha Kalous View Post

Renae, I'm not seeing anyone currently. We were planning to UC with this pregnancy and birth. I'm going to a meet and greet/ introductory class with a local midwife on Wed. Still not sure that we want to have a MW, but definitely won't be seeing a doctor (unless something big comes up).  We want to  know what options we have though, incase we decide we want or need someone there (besides a friend or family member). I remeasured today at 17w4d and I'm measuring 27cm now... that's about 7 finger breadths above my belly button for me smile.gif

Ok, gotcha. So will you still UC if you're having twins? I take it you're opposed to an ultrasound, or no?
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