Lila Circumference Is Lacking?
want to ask me this is my age 21 bb 39 I am pregnant with my first child and my lila is only 23 words the midwife lila means less narrow hips … narrow??? thank you
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One indicator of nutritional status in pregnant women can be done by measuring MUAC (upper arm circumference). Mothers with LILA size less than 23.5 can be said to be at risk of experiencing KEK (chronic energy deficiency), which is a nutritional deficiency in pregnant women that has lasted a long time. Not only LILA, monitoring the nutritional status of pregnant women also needs to be confirmed by various other indicators, including maternal weight before pregnancy, maternal height, maternal weight during pregnancy, BMI (body mass index), anemia, and so on.
Not yet known is the direct link between the small size of MUAC and the risk of narrow pelvis. However, the risk of KEK during pregnancy (which is marked by a small MUAC) can put you at greater risk of experiencing low fetal birth weight, premature birth, fetal defects, and other pregnancy complications. However, this risk is certainly not absolute. Many pregnant women with small LILA size can also remain pregnant and give birth normally without significant obstacles.
Therefore, there is no need to worry too much, yes. You can reconfirm the results of your pregnancy examination by visiting a doctor or obstetrician to make a more accurate examination. Not only measuring LILA, the size of the fundus uteri (the highest part of the uterus), your weight and height, and supporting examinations, such as ultrasound, can also be done by doctors to monitor the health status of you and the fetus in your womb. What you currently need to do is:
Meet your nutritional needs during pregnancy by consuming a variety of healthy and nutritious foods
Drink more, eat fruits and vegetables
Don't over consume alcohol, processed food
If necessary, drink pregnant milk or pregnancy supplements given by a doctor
Stay active, but balanced with adequate rest
Stay away from cigarettes
Control your pregnancy routine to a doctor or obstetrician
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