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Why do nurses measure your tummy? And is the measurement suppose to be the same as how many weeks pregnant you are?

Ultrasound, fetal measurement.

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Asked by Cbann02 at 9:59 PM on Apr. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • its to measure how the baby is growing i do believe....someone can correct me if i am wrong

    Answer by LuvsDanika at 10:01 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • Its supposed to measure how big the baby is growing. and i noticed towards the end.. from like 25weeks till the end that it measures or is supposed to measure with how many weeks you are.

    i was measuring 32 cm at 35 weeks and the dr said i should be measuring by how many weeks i am.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 10:03 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • It measures the height of your uterus. After the 20th week, you should measure 1cm bigger each week.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 10:17 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • My doctor told me the same, that it should be one cm per week that you are. He told me that and guessed I was 17 weeks and turned out to be 15 with the ultrasound. Everyones tummy is different before the pregnancy though so its not always accurate.

    Answer by soon2bekayden at 12:17 AM on Apr. 4, 2009

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