How To Calculate The Gestational Age?
, I am already waiting … I want to ask my brother-in-law to marry on August 12, 2018 and on the last menstrual period, on July 5, 2018, and on March 21, he gave birth to his daughter, so her pregnancy was only 7 months, is it true that I was only 7 months pregnant?
Hello Endah, Thank you for the question.
There are two ways to calculate gestational age, which are based on the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) and an ultrasound examination. Gestational age can be calculated by reducing the days when the calculation is done by HPHT. As of March 21, 2019, your younger sister's gestational age is approximately 8 months. This method of calculation is indeed easy. However, this calculation method is less accurate if your sister does not remember her HPHT or has an irregular menstrual cycle. Usually to help ensure pregnancy, an ultrasound examination by an obstetrician is required. But calculating the gestational age with ultrasound is more accurate if done early in pregnancy.
Labor that occurs at a gestational age less than a month may occur if the baby is born prematurely. Therefore, if you want to get information about it, you should ask directly with your sister-in-law.
Hopefully this information is useful.