Urinalysis, blood pressure and weight checks, fundal height measurement and fetal heart auscultation are performed routinely at each office visit.
During each prenatal visit, the healthcare provider uses a tape measure to record the uterine fundal height (measured from the top of the pubic area to the top of the uterus in centimeters).
Between 20 and 34 weeks gestation, the uterine fundal height, in centimeters, equals the weeks of gestation.
If the uterine fundal height is more than three to four below normal, IUGR is suspected.
Fundal height-Measured by a tape measure from the top of the symphysis pubis, over the arch of the growing uterus, to the top of the fundus.