Normal Fetal Weight At 18 Weeks Of Pregnancy And Determinants Of SC?
Hello good morning, I want to ask, I am pregnant with my 3th child, my pregnancy was 18 weeks ago, with a fetal weight of 160g with a length of 15cm, is that normal? Do I also have to SC? The first child aged 6 years to 2.5 years old. The cause of the first child sc due to induction failure is already within 24 hours the baby does not want to get out weight bdan the first child at birth 2.75kg while the second child gives birth sc because the baby’s weight is greater than the first child 2.9 kg. How many times can I give birth in a sc? And do I have to be sterile when giving birth to a third child later because according to the doctor I recommend spog giving birth sc and should be sterile while I am only 26 years old. Please answer thanks 😊
Hello Endang, Thank you for the question.
Routine examination to an obstetrician when a pregnant woman is an important thing to do. This examination serves to determine whether pregnant women experience certain obstacles or complications. In addition, this examination also aims to determine the normal fetal development. For an 18-week-old fetus, the average body weight is 180 grams with a body length of 16 cm. However, this number is not an absolute guide. If during an ultrasound examination, the doctor does not find other abnormalities and the condition of your fetus is healthy, then you have nothing to worry about.
If the previous labor was through a Caesarean delivery, then the doctor would usually recommend a subsequent delivery with a Casear delivery as well. This is to reduce the risk of uterine tears if labor is done after vaginal delivery. Several studies have shown this risk to increase if during a previous labor you have labor induction. However, vaginal delivery can generally be tried if you undergo no more than twice a Caesarean delivery with a transverse incision, no abnormalities in the uterus, and no other pregnancy complications. Please discuss with your obstetrician who has examined you.
Every Caesarean birth that is carried out by pregnant women after the previous Caesarean birth will be more difficult / complex. Current research has not yet determined how many Caesarean deliveries that pregnant women can undergo that are considered safe. Women who undergo recurrent Caesarean birth have a risk of bladder and intestinal injury, heavy bleeding, and an increased risk of disorders of the placenta (eg placenta previa or placenta accreta). Because of this risk, your doctor will advise you not to get pregnant anymore. Please discuss more about this risk with your doctor.
Hopefully this information is useful.