You will need
- The tape.
Empty the bladder. This is necessary for accurate measurement of height of standing of bottom of uterus.
Lie down on the bed, straight legs.
Determine the location where the end of the uterus. To do this, place hands on the middle line of the abdomen in the area of the pubic bone. Gradually move your fingers up, trying to find a place where the more dense part of the stomach goes into mild. This will be the bottom of the uterus.
Take a tape measure and measure the resulting distance. Normal height of the bottom of the uterus corresponds to the obstetric period in weeks plus or minus 2 centimeters. And only towards the end of pregnancy, for a couple of weeks before the birth, the baby descends into the pelvis, and the height of the bottom of the uterus falls below a few centimeters.
Too large a discrepancy between the measurements and obstetric period may testify, or that the pregnancy is not installed correctly, or possible problems, for example, fetal growth retardation, oligohydramnios/polyhydramnios, etc. it is Recommended to monitor the dynamics of growth of the uterus and for your own peace to do an ultrasound to confirm that baby is developing normally.
Sometimes too slow or too rapid growth of the uterus is different pregnant.