Fetal Heart Rate Is Weak At 13 Weeks Gestation?
Afternoon … I am 38 years old … I just had my first pregnancy promotion … I got married in 2013 and thank God now I am given the trust of Allah SWT. Now, the womb is 13 weeks old but when I check with the midwife, it seems that the fetal heartbeat is almost inaudible. Then I immediately go to the doctor to re-check. not seen, whether d helped by his mother pumping the heart or because of a large amount of amniotic fluid so that the heart is not clearly visible. doctrine recommends that I come check again the next month to see the development of the fetus. The possibility is bad if the fetus does not develop, he said, it must be lifted. Please explain … I was worried about the condition of my fetus. What should I do until my fetus’s heart rate is back to normal. Thanks
Hello Megawati, Thank you for the question.
Heart development begins at conception and will form fully when the canin reaches 8 weeks of age. Thus, normally, at the age of 13 weeks, the baby's heart rate can be heard. The results of the ultrasound examination that you submit can be caused by:
inaccurate ultrasound examination by a doctor. Ultrasound examination is an examination that is dependent on the expertise of the operator (operator dependent)
heart development disorder
position of the uterus and placenta which interferes with ultrasound examination
You can ask to consult with other obstetricians to ask for a second opinion. If the doctor finds a similar condition, then what you can do is be patient waiting for the next examination, which is the following month. In the following month, heart rate should be able to be detected more easily as the baby grows. The doctor will determine further treatment based on the results of the next examination. I understand your concern, but there is nothing special you can do at this time except by maintaining the health of your pregnancy by:
consume balanced nutritious food
meet the needs of body fluids by consuming water
manage stress well
taking pregnancy supplements recommended by doctors
Avoid taking drugs or other supplements that are not recommended by your doctor
Hopefully this information is useful.