fundal height


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fundal height

[fun′dəl]
Etymology: L, fundus, bottom; AS, heightho
the height of the fundus of the uterus, measured in centimeters from the top of the symphysis pubis to the highest point in the midline at the top of the uterus. Fundal height is measured at each prenatal visit with large blunt calipers or with a tape measure. From the twentieth to the thirty-second week of pregnancy the height in centimeters is equal to the gestation in weeks. Two measurements 2 weeks apart showing a deviation of more than 2 cm may indicate that the fetus is large or small for dates, that the estimated gestation is in error, or that the woman is carrying a multiple pregnancy.
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Measurement of fundal height

fundal height

The distance (in centimeters) from the portion of the uterus above the insertion of the fallopian tubes to the symphysis pubis. Antepartum: The standard fundal height at 20 weeks gestation is at the maternal umbilicus. Thereafter, measurement from the pubic symphysis to the top of the fundus (in centimeters) should equal the number of weeks of gestation.
See also: height
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We observed that women with height to fundal height ratings of [less than or equal to] 4.
Birth-weight prediction equations: Various calculations and formulae based on measuring uterine fundal height above symphysis pubis have been developed.
The negative predictive value is about 65%, which means that you are going to miss about one-third of growth-restricted babies by measuring mom's fundal height.
A positive association was noted between factors notably fundal height, abdominal circumference, and birth weight.
Her abdomen was soft and gravid with a fundal height of 22 cm.
In the catchment area of these ANCCs, 611 pregnant women with fundal height of <22 cm were identified through house-to-house visits and invited to enroll in the antenatal care programme.
It is often referred to as the fundal height and is recorded in centimeters.
At 18 weeks Karen's fundal height was 19 cm, but she had gained about 38 pounds.
Discordance between gestational age and symphysio fundal height > 4 cm.
Abdominal examination revealed fundal height of 32 weeks, singleton pregnancy with longitudinal lie and cephalic presentation.

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