Differences In The Calculation Of Gestational Age?
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Several techniques can be used to calculate the age of the fetus. However, this figure is not an exact figure but an estimate of the age of the fetus. Some of the ways or techniques to calculate the age of the fetus that can be used are as follows:
Based on HPHT (First Day of Last Menstruation). This technique is most commonly used because it is easy and does not require special tools. In general, midwives use techniques to estimate the age of the fetus.
By physically examining the uterus, namely assessing the peak of the uterus (Fundus Uterine Height / TFU) that was palpable on the abdominal examination. This method estimates the age range of the fetus adri a certain week. For example, you can feel 3 fingers below the navel, so the fetal age is estimated to be 12-14 weeks
By using ultrasound. This method by looking at the size of the head, the length of the fetus or the weight of the fetus, it all really depends on the operator or the doctor who performed the examination.
There are differences in the initial calculation and when the ultrasound examination is very common, but in general the differences that occur are not significant. Everything will be adjusted with manual calculations and ultrasound where to review the growth and development of the fetus and the estimated day of birth of the baby. Consult your doctor or midwife again about this matter, as long as there are no disturbances during pregnancy and the fetus can grow over time there is nothing to worry about.
That's all I can say, hopefully it's useful.
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