Feel Confused With The Estimated Birthdays From The Results Of Different Ultrasound?
At night, I want to ask, now my pregnancy is 38 weeks, when I check with my hpl midwife around March 18, then I used the first and second ultrasound of my hpl 23 March and right after my 3 hpl pregnancy instead on 2 afril, I was confused which is it?
Hello May, thanks for asking.
Basically the determination of gestational age and estimated delivery (day of birth estimate) is indeed tricky. That is because until now there has been no definitive method that can determine when a person experiences fertilization. Except in cases where a person believes that only one sexual intercourse is the moment of conception. Therefore the gestational age and estimated delivery are calculated by knowing the first day of the last menstruation and ultrasound. The ultrasound findings are basically estimates. As the name implies, the estimated delivery / HPL, is only an estimate, not 100% certainty. This means you don't have to give birth on that date.
If your pregnancy is now entering its 38th week, it means you have entered a full term pregnancy. Mature pregnancy between 38-40 weeks old. This means that in these 2 weeks you must be prepared for the arrival of labor. Delivery can occur at any time in these 2 weeks. If after 40 weeks of pregnancy you have not experienced any signs of pregnancy, then you should consult with your doctor or midwife who treats. Generally the doctor will assess the condition of the fetus, placenta, and membranes. If necessary, the doctor will recommend induction of labor or caesarean section.
You can help smooth the birth process by multiplying daily activities. With the move, you will strengthen your muscles, so that during childbirth you have sufficient strength of encouragement. Do not consume any medicine or herbs without doctor's advice, because this can cause the risk of severe bleeding.
Hopefully this answer can provide enlightenment. Regards.