The size of the female baby correlated well with the fundal height
. However, a similar correlation did not exist for the male babies.
The mother's body features that included height (P<0.001), foot length (P=0.023) vertebral length (p=0.008), length of lower extremity (P=0.001), sacral Michaelis transverse diameter (P<0.001), fundal height
(P=0.021), height to fundal height
ratio (P=0.001), and head circumference (P=0.040) were significantly lower than the normal delivery group.
Use of fundal height
as a proxy for length of gestation in rural Africa.
(d) Fundal height
measured by physician at first prenatal physical examination.
From the literature it can be found that the deviation in gestational age prediction by other schemes  using fundal height
is [+ or -]28 days and other parameters such as Abdominal Circumference, Head Circumference etc can predict with a deviation of [+ or -] 10 to [+ or -] 15 days.
The progressive increase of fundal height
as pregnancy proceeds makes it a good indicator for monitoring its progress.
Men have to learn a new vocabulary - Braxton Hicks, layette, vernix, meconium, perineum, fundal height
- but this can be picked up in a couple of hours' cramming, in between looking at the babies' names books.
Her abdomen was not distended, the Fundal height
was 16-week size and the bowel sounds were absent.
The baby dropped in August and I grew back to a fundal height
of forty-eight centimeters.
* Measuring fundal height
. Physicians measure fundal height
to detect fetal growth abnormalities, but there is wide interobserver variability.
In addition to routine obstetric examination serial symphysis fundal height
measurements at each antenatal visit are taken from 24 weeks onwards.
On physical examination, her fundal height
was consistent with a 32-week uterus, there was moderate vaginal bleeding, and her cervix was closed.