Explanation Of Ultrasound Examination At 17 Weeks Gestation?
Good morning. I am 17 weeks pregnant … when my fetus is ac 109 mm and the effect is 174 g … Is my fetus healthy for such a size? Am I malnourished? At that time the doctor was not very talkative so I did not understand … thank you.
One of the routine checks during pregnancy is an ultrasound examination. With ultrasound can know the condition of the fetus, palsenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic fluid. AC / abdominal circumference is a measure of fetal abdominal circumference, while EFW / estimated fetal weight is an estimated fetal weight or often called TBJ.
In general, for 17 weeks of age AC is around 117 mm, and EFW / TBJ around 140 grams. If viewed from these results, your fetus is still within normal limits so you don't need to worry. However, to ensure the condition of the fetus is not enough just with the results of TBJ, yes, also need to see the heart rate, the condition of the placenta, amniotic cord, umbilical cord, and if possible see whether there is a tendency for fetal disability.
Therefore you should exercise pregnancy control with your obstetrician on a regular basis so that the condition of the fetus can be monitored properly. Henceforth, if you are still not clear about the doctor's examination, you are very welcome to ask the doctor who examined you as clearly as possible, if necessary you can prepare the questions you want to ask on a small paper or note so that you do not forget what you want asked yes.
Hope it helps you,