Calcification Of The Placenta At 37 Weeks’ Gestation?
i want to ask i’m pregnant
Thank you for the question.
At the age of the womb is enough months (more than 36 weeks), naturally the weight of the fetus has already exceeded 2500 grams. Fetal weight that is less as you experience, if you view from your information, it is likely to occur related to calcification of the placenta.
As is known, the vital placenta functions to channel nutrients and oxygen from the mother's body to the fetus. This placenta can calcify (calcify) if it is too ripe, so that its function will slowly decline. If this calcification is not too massive and occurs after a sufficient number of months, often this condition is not dangerous. Conversely, if liming occurs earlier and involves a broad surface area of the placenta, the fetus is at risk of developing LBW (low birth weight babies) even fetal death in the womb.
Calcification of the placenta alone does not always require the mother to have a cesarean delivery. Many other factors must be considered, such as fetal health conditions, maternal health conditions (such as whether having hypertension, heart problems, narrow pelvis, or other medical disorders), signs of labor that appear, placental position, history of previous labor, and so on. Therefore, the most appropriate way to determine what is the best method of delivery in your case is the doctor or obstetrician who checks. So, consult with him a lot ..
In the meantime, you should not panic first. Focus on maintaining your pregnancy by eating and drinking healthy, getting enough rest, stay away from cigarettes and smoke, and start doing pregnancy exercises to facilitate labor.
Hope this helps ...