Can You Give Birth Normally When The Fetal Head Hasn’t Entered The Pelvis At 40 Weeks’ Gestation?
Good morning. I want to ask, Can you still give birth normally when the fetus’s head has not entered the pelvis at more than 40 weeks’ gestation? Even though the stomach has been seen coming down. The first pregnancy. the position of the fetal head is below but not pelvis. thank you
Hello Dhita, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Usually in the first pregnancy, the fetus enters the pelvic door at 36 weeks, but in some circumstances it can occur longer. Some conditions that can cause this such as a narrow pelvis or the umbilical cord wrapping in the fetus. For this reason, you should check with your obstetrician to find out the exact cause of why the fetal head has not entered the pelvic door.
If at the age of 40 weeks the fetal head has not entered the pelvis usually the doctor will wait until the age of 41 by doing some supervision. If there is indeed no abnormality in either the mother or fetus but the fetus also has not entered the pelvic upper door usually it will be recommended to induce labor so that a normal delivery can occur. However, if there are abnormalities in either the mother or fetus such as a narrow pelvis or if certain conditions are not possible to wait for a normal delivery / labor induction then cesarean section (SC) is an option.
For that, a few things you can do:
Do a lot of walking, do light exercise Breast nipple stimulation Consult your current situation immediately to the doctor so, hopefully useful.