It has been observed that there is a significant correlation between in the increase in fundal height
and gain in the abdominal circumference during pregnancy.
Maternal height was measured in the standing position following standards of measuring height; fundal height
and abdominal circumference were measured by a centimeter tape measure in the supine position.
Estimation of gestational age from fundal height
: A solution for resource-poor settings.
Per abdominal examination was done for fundal height
, lie and presenting part of the fetus, auscultation of fetal heart sounds and per vaginal examination were performed for dilatation of cervical os, effacement of cervix, station of the presenting part and whether the membranes were intact or not.
Vital signs were normal and fundal height
was appropriate for gestational age.
A survey of methods used to measure Symphysis fundal height
. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 28, 692 - 694.
After enrollment, pregnant women received a baseline pregnancy examination by a physician employed by the study, which included a medical history, urine analysis, blood pressure measurement, and estimate of fetal growth (fundal height
Gestational age predictions using fundal height
measurements and optimal menstrual history methods are highly inaccurate and inconsistent.
Table 4 shows the correlation between birthweight, pre-pregnancy weight, fundal height
in three trimesters, maternal age, gestational age and income.
The fundal height
was 31 mm and the fetal heart tones were 150 bpm.
The fundal height
(the distance from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus measured in centimeters) is recorded at each prenatal visit.
Five sections cover disorders, diagnostic tests, treatments, procedures, and clinical tools such as fetal growth and assessment parameters, estimated date of birth calculations, fundal height
measurements, cervical dilation guides, drug protocols, postpartum assessment parameters, gestational age assessment, neonatal drug calculations, and neonatal weight conversions.