High Fundus?

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Noon I want to ask. The height of my fundus when I check with the midwife is written like this (2 million Px) how many centimeters is it? How much does the fetus weigh?

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. There are many ways to determine the estimated gestational age and fetal weight, one of which is to measure the height of the uterine fundus. The concept of this examination is because the size of the uterus will increase along with the increase in gestational age, so we can use the measurement in estimating gestational age and fetal weight. For more details, see the image below.

Regarding your question, 'Px' can mean many things depending on the agreement that makes the abbreviation. It could mean 'patient', it could mean 'examination' and in this context it might mean 'proc. xyphoideus', although the latter is used less frequently. If the height of your fundus is said to be two fingers under proc. xyphoideus, then maybe your pregnancy is around 35-36 weeks.

Then for the estimated fetal weight, this is the lack of this method. Because the estimated fetal weight is only based on the estimated gestational age. For example, if you are 36 weeks pregnant, the estimated fetal weight is normal for this range, which is around 2.6 kg. When in fact, he could be heavier or lighter than that.

Therefore, we recommend that you still have your pregnancy checked by an obstetrician using ultrasound. Because besides it's important to know the estimated fetal weight, ultrasound examination can also be used to find out the placenta if it is possible to be born normally or have a cesarean section, whether there is excess or lack of amniotic fluid, whether your child's growth is normal, and has a higher level of accuracy than manual ways such as measuring fundus. And this examination should be done by an obstetrician, so even though there are midwives who have ultrasound, we still recommend you to the obstetrician because the doctor is more competent.

Meanwhile, keep living a healthy lifestyle, consume vitamins and pregnancy supplements, do pregnancy exercises, avoid cigarette smoke, get enough rest, and avoid lifting heavy loads. So, hopefully answering your question.

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