How is Fundal height measured after delivery?
Also asked, why do you assess Fundal height postpartum?
It is a measurement taken in centimeters. If the patient is 28 weeks we would expect her to measure 28 cm from the symphysis to fundus. In the postpartum period we need to make sure she has recently voided or that her bladder is empty. This is to prevent the bladder from pushing the uterus up and out of place.
Secondly, does Fundal height indicate Baby Size? Called the fundal height, this measurement is used as a reflection of your baby's size. Generally, after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the fundal height in centimeters should be about the number of weeks gestation that you are — at 27 weeks, you'd expect to have a fundal height around 27 centimeters.
Likewise, how do you palpate fundus after delivery?
Gently palpate the abdomen with the left hand to determine the height of the fundus of the uterus:
- If the fundus is palpable just above the symphysis pubis, the gestational age is probably 12 weeks.
- If the fundus reaches halfway between the symphysis and the umbilicus, the gestational age is probably 16 weeks.
How accurate is the Fundal height measurement?
For example, if you're 27 weeks pregnant, your health care provider would expect your fundal height to be about 27 centimeters. A fundal height measurement might be less accurate, however, if you: Are obese. Have a history of fibroids.