Can I predict baby's weight at birth from fundal height?

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  1. Gravidgecko

    Gravidgecko Well-Known Member

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    So according to my own notes, if baby stays on track right up to 40 weeks then the expected fundal height will be 38cm.

    Can I use this to estimate the weight at birth?

    I looked online but it all seemed extremely complicated :/

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  2. Loubalouba

    Loubalouba Well-Known Member

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    For me my fundal measurements were not representative of my baby's weight, I don't think they can be relied upon for an accurate weight. X
     
  3. BunnyN

    BunnyN Well-Known Member

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    The short answer is no, it doesn't tell you the size of baby. On average a big baby does tend to mean a bigger fundal height and vise versa but there are lots of other factors. Like the amount of fluid the position of baby and how your body carries the weight. If your funal height is way out they will send you for a scan to check why. MW says that she looks more for a sudden change in measurements because sometimes that indicates a problem.
     

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