Increase The Weight Of The Fetus At 27 Weeks Of Gestation?

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amu’alaikum..rndok, his wife’s body weight is 47 kg, height 141 cm is 27 weeks pregnant, yesterday the fetal weight ultrasound was around 600-700 grams, he said it was still lacking, the position is still breech, what’s the reason my wife’s body is small so the fetus too small?, but the doctor said that it is recommended to eat a lot and sit down often, and give vibrion medicine.rnActually, what is the normal weight of the fetus at that gestational age?, and what foods are recommended to increase the weight of the fetus? .. (I forgot to ask the doctor yesterday)rnThanks..

1 Answer:

Hi paelenrahayu,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

When entering the gestational age of 27 weeks, the normal weight of the fetus is in the range of 850 to 900 grams. So it's true, the estimated weight of the fetus that your wife is carrying is still lacking. This condition can be influenced by many factors, including:

Mistakes in determining gestational age
Error in calculating the estimated fetal weight
Inadequate maternal nutritional intake during pregnancy
Abnormalities of the placenta (uterine), for example due to hypertension
Maternal factors, for example due to being too young, too old, or having too many children
Fetal defects, and so on

Mothers with small body posture will not necessarily also contain a small baby too. Because, in addition to genetic factors, there are still many factors that affect fetal weight (as mentioned above).


The position of the fetus that is still breech at 27 weeks of gestation does not always indicate an abnormality. At this age, the size of the fetus is still relatively small so that the space for movement in the uterus is still quite wide. In most cases, this breech position can still rotate until it's time for delivery later. Therefore, you don't have to worry.


The best step that needs to be taken at this time is to invite your wife to consult directly with an obstetrician so that it is evaluated what causes the lack of fetal weight in the womb. In addition to the ultrasound examination, the doctor may also interview your wife in depth regarding the lifestyle she has lived so far. Supportive examinations, such as laboratories may also be carried out to evaluate your wife's overall health condition. That way, the right treatment can be determined for the mother and the fetus.


In the meantime, you should advise your wife to follow the doctor's instructions, namely to multiply prostrate so that the fetal position can rotate (head down). In addition, in order to optimize the achievement of fetal weight in the womb, your wife should also take the following steps:

Always eat with discipline
Pay attention to the nutritional content of the food you eat, make sure you always eat healthy, nutritious, and varied foods
Prioritize consumption of carbohydrate sources (rice, potatoes) and protein (meat, chicken, fish, eggs, tofu, tempeh)
Eat lots of snacks, such as fruit or vegetable juices, smoothies, non-MSG cookies
If necessary, also consume special milk for pregnant women
Drink enough water
Rest and do light exercise regularly
Stay away from cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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