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measuring

how do they measure your belly while pregnant and why?

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mwatson7603

Asked by mwatson7603 at 12:20 PM on Feb. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • They measure to see how many weeks you are. It is just a way to make sure you are on track. I forget though what the measurements are. They measure I think from your pubic bone to your belly button.
    ldsdragonmom

    Answer by ldsdragonmom at 12:22 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Ok so the search I did the url was too long here is a short one

    http://tinyurl.com/aw6aaw
    ldsdragonmom

    Answer by ldsdragonmom at 12:28 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • They measure from the fundus (top) of the uterus to the pubic bone. The measurement (in centimeters) should be roughly equal to how far along you are (24cm=24wks). It's a quick and easy way to see if baby is growing well, if the measurement is way off, they can do more testing to find out why.
    depsiua

    Answer by depsiua at 12:34 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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