My midwife says the baby feels small but the scan shows it''s a normal size. Who is right?

Traditionally, the way of estimating how well a baby is growing is by measuring the ''symphysis fundal height'' (SFH). This involves measuring with a tape measure from the top of the womb to your pubic bone and doctors and midwives will probably do this at every antenatal visit. It gives a good estimate of the baby''s size, but some people tend to measure small, or large, simply because of their own size and physical characteristics. The important thing is that this test was the only way of assessing a baby''s size 50 years ago, but now scanning gives us a much more accurate idea of the baby''s size and weight. So as long as that is normal, you shouldn''t be too concerned about your baby''s tape-measure dimensions.
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