33 Weeks Ultrasound Results?
Good afternoon, currently my pregnancy according to HPHT is 34w4d ,, after the ultrasound I just read the print results
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Ultrasound is a tool that is often used in estimating gestational age. The concept is to measure the length of a certain part and then equate it with that average measurement at a certain gestational age.
Among the things that can be measured are the gestational sac (GS) or gestational sac, crown-rump length (CRL) or the length of the fetus from head to tailbone, biparietal diameter (BPD) or the diameter of the fetal head circumference, head circumference (HC) or circumference. fetal head, abdominal circumference (AC) or fetal abdominal circumference, and femur length (FC) or the length of the femur in the leg. The determination of this measurement depends on the stage of fetal development, if it is still in the early weeks, GS and CRL are commonly used, and for the following weeks other measurements can be used.
Regarding your question, what you need to know is that both BPD, AC, HPL and others are only used to estimate the age of the fetus. These are all tools and the results do not necessarily indicate how old you are in your pregnancy. Then, each fetus has its own development, so if your current fetus's development is different from that of your first child, there is not necessarily an abnormality in your current fetus. Finally, the normal range of BPD at 34 weeks of gestation is around 8.10-9.10 (this number can vary slightly depending on the reference used) so that your child is still in the normal category.
However, if you are still unsure and to avoid misunderstanding, it is fine if you want to make sure to go back to your obstetrician, even if there are problems he should have told you after examining you using ultrasound.
Meanwhile, you can add insight by clicking the following link to our article about Microcephaly. To avoid this condition, you should also use insect repellent creams if you live in an area with a lot of mosquitoes, keep your hands clean by washing your hands regularly, keep away from any chemicals either applied or consumed, or drugs that are not prescribed by a doctor, consume healthy food and pregnancy vitamins, avoid animal waste, drink lots of water and get enough rest. We wish you a smooth pregnancy and childbirth.
So, hopefully this is useful.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa