How can I measure my baby bump at home?
Using a tape measure that measures centimeters, place the zero marker at the top of the uterus. Move the tape measure vertically down your stomach and place the other end at the top of your pubic bone. This is your fundal height measurement.
How do you measure a pregnant belly?
Your doctor will use a flexible measuring tape to measure the distance from your pelvis area to the top of your uterus. This is about where your belly slopes downwards after going over the highest point of your bump.
How do you measure a baby bump in weeks?
Fundal height measures the distance from your pubic bone to the top of your uterus in centimeters. Your health care practitioner will also palpate your abdomen to get an idea of your baby’s size. After 24 weeks of pregnancy, the fundal height in centimeters is roughly equivalent to the week of gestation.
How do doctors measure your bump?
The doctor will place a measuring tape at the top of your pubic bone and run the tape to the top of your growing belly (where your uterus ends that week). That measurement is the fundal height. in centimeters, it should measure about the same as your current week of pregnancy.
Where do you push on your stomach to feel the baby?
So most fetal movement (kicks, etc.) is felt in the lower part of the belly. As both the uterus and fetus grow, a fetus’ movements can be felt all over the belly, including the upper part of the abdomen. So it is completely normal to feel fetal kicks in the lower part of your abdomen prior to 20 weeks.
What should my belly measure at 20 weeks?
So, for example, your 20 weeks pregnant belly should measure around 18 to 22 centimeters. It should continue to increase about a centimeter each week.
What should your belly measure at 32 weeks?
A 32 weeks pregnant belly should measure about 30 to 34 centimeters from the top of the uterus to the pelvic bone. If you’re 32 weeks pregnant with twins, you’re obviously feeling more weighed down than other 32 weeks pregnant women.
What should your belly measure at 34 weeks?
At 34 weeks pregnant, your belly should measure about 32 to 36 centimeters from the top of the uterus to the pubic bone. If you’re measuring a bit big or a bit small, it could mean baby is bigger or smaller than average or in a breech or sideways position, or that there is an abnormal level of amniotic fluid.
What should my bump measure at 25 weeks?
If you’re 25 weeks along, your belly should measure between 23 and 27 centimeters. There are a variety of reasons why your belly could be measuring large, like swelling or fluid retention (a common problem during pregnancy) or simply being a bigger woman before you became pregnant.
What should my bump measure at 22 weeks?
A typical 22 weeks pregnant belly measures approximately 20 to 24 centimeters from pelvic bone to the top of the uterus—that’s called the “fundal height.” If you’re 22 weeks pregnant with twins, don’t even consider fundal height, since twin pregnancies are all so different, there’s no real “typical.”
What should my bump measure at 28 weeks?
Your OB will probably measure your 28 weeks pregnant belly at your prenatal appointment. This week, fundal height—the distance from your pubic bone to the top of your uterus—should be about 26 to 30 centimeters.