2700 Grams Of Fetal Weight At 37 Weeks Gestation?
Good afternoon. I want to ask, I am pregnant, my pregnancy was 37week yesterday, I had an ultrasound and the weight of the fetus was 2700. Then the doctor advised me to reduce sweet foods because the baby was fat. Is the weight of the fetus that I can give birth normally? So, what should I do? then I also often feel pain in the (sorry) part of the vagina sometimes it is difficult to wake up. Is it normal for an elderly pregnant woman? that’s all and thank you🙂
Hello Dini Apriyani,
Pain in the vagina when approaching gestational age is quite normal is normal. This is due to muscle stretching due to enlargement of the uterus, as well as the weight of the fetus pressing on the area due to gravity and normal fetal movements that increasingly lead to the pelvic cavity as it approaches the date of delivery. The thing to watch out for is when pain in the lower abdomen is accompanied by spending a lot of blood (not bloody mucus / bloody show). Hope you see a doctor soon.
Normal fetal weight at term (38-42 weeks) ranges from 2500-3500 grams. Fetal weight gain is usually influenced by the intake of nutrients consumed by the mother. Stunted fetal growth usually in addition to being influenced by intake can also occur in several other diseases such as preeclampsia, hyperthyroidism, etc. Usually if the mother is pregnant for the first time (never before giving birth), the doctor will check in to estimate the area of the pelvic door to estimate whether the baby is able to pass or not to a certain size. If the pelvic door is not very wide, then we certainly expect that the fetus's weight is not too large so that the fetus is able to come out normally and not cause many tears in the birth canal. A fetal weight of 2700 grams is included in the criteria of normal full-term fetal weight. So maybe the doctor wants to maintain such weight so that you can easily later during labor. Please discuss more about this with your obstetrician. Hopefully the delivery will be smooth.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.