Feeling uterus question
Height of fundus at comparable gestational dates: An assessment skill that's essential for all OB nurses and midwifes. The height of the fundus at comparable gestational dates varies greatly from patient to patient. Those shown are most common. Convenient rule of thumb is that at five months gestation, the fundus is usually at or slightly above umbilicus. Image source: Hytten F, Chamberlain G: Clinical Physiology in Obstetrics. Boston, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1980.
Trimester/month/week chart - It is completely NORMAL to give birth anywhere from 37-42 weeks. My midwife has even had two 43+ week pregnancies. My body also 'cooks longer' Just know EVERY WOMAN and EVERY PREGNANCY is different. 41.6 weeks is actually the mathematical average. :)