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What if I am measuring a bit large for my dates?



If you are measuring large, (normal fundal height is 18 cm plus or minus 2 cm at 18 weeks of pregnancy) your doctor may order for an ultrasound to check if you are carrying twins, if your baby is on the big side, if you have one or more large uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths), or if you have an excessive amount of amniotic fluid. Some women measure a little large throughout their pregnancy, while others go through a temporary growth spurt (they measure large in one appointment and growth is on target at the subsequent check up). While you may get consistent fundal readings if you have the same doctor measuring your belly at the appointments, it is possible for a different doctor to get a different reading on the same day due to different method of measuring.

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