Gestational Age Based On HPHT And Ultrasound Is Different?

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Good evening, I want to ask about the calculation of gestational age calculated manually by HpHt, with ultrasound results, why can it be different? Now I am pregnant with pregnancy when calculated hpht already at the age of 26wk more, put the results of ultrasound in the afternoon of pregnancy I just stepped on 24wk, why is it like that huh? And it happened that my Sodara was also pregnant with an adjacent gestational age. Because our hpht is only 1 day different, my hpht is on August 23, 2019, and my sodara is on August 24, 2019, but my sodara gestational age has stepped 27wk he said .. I don’t understand yet .. and how to easily raise the Hb what should I do? yesterday when I checked the midwife’s age there was a difference in gestational age because my fetus was small in weight, because my HB was low, but when I checked it said the midwife might be the correct ultrasound result because the development of the fetus was normal too, but I still didn’t understand. please enlighten me .. thank you very much in advance ☺️

1 Answer:

Hello Henna,

Thank you for the question.

Gestational age can be determined in several ways, including by calculating based on HPHT (the first day of the last menstruation) or taking fetal measurements via ultrasound. Between these two methods, which is considered more accurate in determining gestational age is ultrasound. Because, calculations based on HPHT can be biased, for example because the mother forgets, due to irregular menstruation, or also because of the occurrence of implantation spots that resemble menstruation in general. But the truth is, as long as the difference in the calculation of gestational age based on these two examinations is not too significant (no more than 2 weeks), and as long as you have an ultrasound doctor do not say there are conditions to worry about, chances are that your condition is not dangerous. You can find a second opinion by going to a doctor or other obstetrician in this regard.

Because of the very drastic increase in blood volume during pregnancy, pregnant women are very susceptible to anemia. This condition can also occur due to malnutrition, bleeding, disorders of the spinal cord, hemolytic anemia, disorders of the spleen, certain chronic diseases, and many other possibilities. Physiological anemia can be treated first by resting more, maintaining a healthy diet (especially eating more foods rich in iron, folic acid and vitamin B12), drinking more, stay away from alcohol, live a healthy lifestyle, and also take supplements. doctor during pregnancy regularly. However, if your anemia is severe enough, then you also need to see a doctor so that further evaluation can be done regarding the possible causes, then appropriate treatment is given so that the health of the fetus in the womb can be better maintained.

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