Difference In Gestational Age After Ultrasound?
Afternoon … last night I was exhausted at 26 weeks’ gestation, even though one month ago it was also 20 weeks old … should this month still be 24 weeks? Please answer yes, thank you
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The difference in the results of an ultrasound examination to the calculation of gestational age is still a reasonable condition. when your fetus or your pregnancy is around 24-26 weeks old, then your fetus can still move and change position until the age of pregnancy is older. changes in position and your fetus are still floating in the womb, providing its own difficult factors to determine gestational age and fetal growth parameters properly, so that some information can be different from what it should.
Therefore, if your current gestational age based on the pregnancy calculation is 24 weeks' gestation, and the gestational age is 26 weeks with an ultrasound examination, then this is still within normal limits. Besides being influenced by position change factors, this data difference can be triggered by:
1. changes in the location of the fetus
2. fetal growth is quite rapid
3. fetal weight gain is quite rapid
4. difference in evaluation points for estimated gestational age
5. last menstrual date that is uncertain or forgotten
However, in addition to ensuring the current gestational age, you should also consider other factors to ensure that your pregnancy conditions are within reasonable limits during pregnancy checks, such as fetal weight according to gestational age, good maternal weight gain, good fetal heart rate, and ultrasound examination results show the growth and development of a healthy fetus. Thus, differences in the evaluation of gestational age can be re-evaluated after the age of gestational age or after gestational age above 32 weeks or more. At an older pregnancy, it is expected that the fetal position is more settled and ultrasound evaluation will get better results. By showing good fetal growth and development, it is expected that the evaluation of pregnancy that you do for the next time pregnancy control will be more appropriate.
Henceforth, you should discuss with your obstetrician directly, especially if this condition still bothers you or you are complaining about other comorbidities. The doctor will provide better direction and information.
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