oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A symphysial-fundal height nomogram for central Africa

Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In a longitudinal study of 234 pregnant women between 10 and 40 weeks of gestation, a symphysial-fundal height (SFH) nomogram was constructed. This showed almost linear growth up to 35 weeks, followed by deceleration of growth from then until 40 weeks. In ten patients, three observers determined the accuracy of the method by deriving the intra- and inter-observer variation of the measurements. A preliminary analysis of SFH measurements showed that 86 out of 88 twin pregnancies would have been detected by this method.

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