Calculation Of Gestational Age?
I want to ask, I’m on 2,3,4 … May. It’s menstruating for only 3 days, well, I was declared pregnant on May 23, 2019, it was very far, right? Then, what exactly was the HPHT?
Thank you for the question.
Information regarding HPHT (the first day of last menstruation) is needed to help predict the gestational age as well as determining the day of birth forecast (HPL) later. In mothers who are disciplined to record their menstrual schedule, the determination of HPHT is usually not an obstacle. But on the contrary, if you are not accustomed to monitoring your menstrual schedule, then this can be quite difficult, especially if your periods usually come at irregular times.
Not only that, sometimes there are also conditions that can make the HPHT calculation ambiguous. Such as in pregnant women who experience implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding itself is bleeding caused by tearing of blood vessels in the uterine wall when there is a fetus that will implant themselves in the uterine wall. This bleeding can be very similar to regular menstrual bleeding, it's just that, usually the volume is less and the duration is shorter.
Regarding your question, if indeed your last menstrual period fell on the 2nd to 4th May 2019, then that means the 2nd May 2019 was your HPHT. Even so, given that sometimes this HPHT is confused with other conditions, it is better for you to confirm this by checking yourself directly to the doctor or obstetrician. Through an ultrasound examination, doctors can often determine the age of the uterus and HPL more accurately than ordinary HPHT calculations.
Hope this helps ...