Large pregnant women face even more confusion, since prenatal testing can be slightly harder in this population, and the results can be more confusing.
However, since they may be at a somewhat increased risk for problems like neural tube defects, they also face greater pressure than others to have these prenatal tests, even though the tests are often difficult to interpret.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To develop fundal height (FH) growth curve from normal singleton pregnancy based on last menstrual period (LMP) and/or ultrasound dating for women in the northern part of Thailand. A retrospective time-series study was conducted at four hospitals in the upper northern part of Thailand between January 2009 and March 2011.
The maximum increase of 1.0 cm/wk was observed between 20 and 32 weeks, declining to 0.7 cm/wk between 33 and 36 weeks and 0.3 cm/wk between 37 and 40 weeks.
The measurement in centimeters and should closely match the fetus gestational age in weeks, within 1 or 2 cm, e.g., a pregnant woman's uterus at 22 weeks should measure 20 to 24 cm.
Fundus is the medical term for the upper portion of the uterus between the fallopian tubes.
Fundal height is a measure of the size of the uterus, fetal growth and development.
research any test before deciding whether to use it or not. For more information on prenatal testing, see the FAQs available from info on the Internet.
Testing decisions vary greatly depending on family history, medical condition, parental beliefs, etc.