Differences In The Calculation Of Gestational Age Based On Ultrasound And HPHT?
Good afternoon, I want to ask you what the condition of my pregnancy is, according to the doctor when he was only 1 week old and he saw his pocket. But according to the midwife’s calculations the cellphone should have been 4 weeks old, while my cellphone was on February 27, 2018, I checked on April 28 the test pack results were positive. What do you think about this doctor?
There are several methods to determine the age of the womb. The method often used is the use of HPHT and pregnancy ultrasound. Both also have their respective advantages and disadvantages. For example, with the use of HPHT, it could be wrong if the mother could not or incorrectly remember her last menstrual period.
On ultrasound examination, at 0-4 weeks of gestation, usually there are still no signs of pregnancy. At 4 - 5.5 weeks of gestation, a gestational sac can be found. At 5,5 - 6 weeks of age, the gestational sac is usually more visible.
It's a good idea to keep regular control with your doctor so that the condition of your fetus can be monitored properly. If necessary, the doctor will perform periodic ultrasound examinations as needed. And later you can discuss with your doctor about the progress of your pregnancy.
I hope this helps.