BUMP SIZE AND BABY GROWTH
Welcome to the most common topic in every preggo’s life! THE SIZE OF YOUR BUMP 😭😭😭.
Yes, something that in other circumstances nobody would ever dare to talk about is the size of your tummy, once you are pregnant, it seems mandatory! 🤷🏻♀️
These kind of comments… you look huge! 🙄, are you expecting twins? 😫 or on the other hand, wow you are so tiny! 😭😭, can be really annoying and also the source of worries for you.
You may think that your baby is going to be huge or he is not growing enough, but the truth is that the size of your bump doesn’t always represent the size of your baby 🤗.
Your bump at some point is definitely getting bigger.
How can we assess whether your baby is growing ok without the need of an ultrasound?
Thanks to the Fundal Height or McDonald’s rule there is a way to try and estimate this.
👉🏻 Fundal height is a tool for gauging fetal growth — it’s not an exact science! 👉🏻 The aim is to check if the baby is growing normally, from 24 weeks of gestation.
‼️ The SFH measurement in centimetres should correspond to the number of weeks of gestation, with an allowance of a 2-cm difference either way.
👉🏻 The measure is from the top of the fundus (uterus) to the top of the symphysis pubis (bone).
⭐️ The measurement should be plotted on customised growth charts adjusted for maternal height, weight in early pregnancy, parity and ethnic origin.
👉🏻 A fetal growth scan should be offered if the first fundal height measurement is below the 10th centile on the customised chart or serial measurements have shown a slowing of growth.
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⁉️ When your bump started to be quite obvious? 🤰🏻🤰🏽🤰🏼
⁉️ Did someone already commented about your bump size?
Let us know in our comments below.