Measuring The Weight And Length Of The Fetus At 31 Weeks Gestation?
Tonight .. I want to ask. I am 31 weeks pregnant, said the midwife is the same height / average length of my baby. I have 1.8 kg of fuel and it’s 2.6cm but is that normal or is it really small? I also recommend taking ice cream and eating a lot. How is the normal for?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Controlling fetal weight and length is one way to ensure that the fetus develops well in the womb. Because if the estimated fetal weight is greater or smaller than the normal range, there may be certain diseases that can complicate labor.
In your case, the estimated fetal weight at 31 weeks is normally 1.5-1.7 kg, and the body length is about 41.1 cm. So if you look at this normal range, your fetus is actually still within the normal weight range, it is slightly above average but still within tolerance limits. It's just that on the other hand, there is an oddity in which the midwife said that the length of the baby is only 2.6 cm, this needs to be ascertained because 2.6 cm is only the size of the gestational sac at the age of 9 weeks. Even if there is a writing error and what is meant is 26 cm, this is still too small because that should be the size for a 21 week old fetus. With a normal weight but the baby's length is too small, this measurement needs to be questioned.
So regarding your condition, the focus for now is not whether you have any abnormalities or not, but still at the level of whether the measurements are correct or not. Our advice, confirm this measurement again by checking yourself to the obstetrician, so that it can be ascertained by direct examination by experts. That way, misunderstandings can be avoided, and even if you need special treatment, can be planned by the doctor right away.
Meanwhile there is no need to worry too much, just eat as usual, but with high nutritional levels until later given additional advice by your obstetrician. Avoid smoking, getting enough rest, taking vitamins and pregnancy supplements, and checking yourself immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.