Normal Size Fetal Head Circumference At 32 Weeks?

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Good evening, I would like to ask you the normal size of the head circumference of a 32W fetus? n nFrom the doctor after routine consultation that my fetal head circumference was large at the age of 32W n nThe following ultrasound results n1. BDP 8.01 CM n2. GA 32W1D n3. HC 28.77 CM n4. AC 27.29 CM n5. FL 5.95 CM n6. EFW 1794 GR n7. RANGE 1494 – 2004 GR n n whether the above sizes are normal or not? Especially for the size of the head circumference, because the obgyn doctor informed him that the head circumference was large and needed screening. n nThank you. n n nGreetings n

1 Answer:

Hello Dienputri,


It should be noted that the measurements on the ultrasound are intended for the examining obstetrician so that further interpretation can be made according to the results of the interview and physical examination so that the doctor can conclude the condition of the fetus and mother.


For ages 30-32 weeks, head circumference (HC) ranges from 28-29.6 cm, abdominal circumference (AC) ranges from 26-28 cm, thighbone length (FL) ranges from 5.9-6.3 cm, Head diameter (BPD) ranged from 7.7-8.2 cm, while the estimated fetal weight (EFW) ranged from 1.4-2 kg.


For now you don't need to worry just yet. If the obstetrician finds a suspicion of a larger head circumference relative to your age, you should follow your doctor's instructions for a screening examination to detect possible fetal abnormalities. A larger head circumference in the fetus can be caused by the size of the fetus, including a large fetus, hydrocephalus, and macrocephalus.


However, if you feel unsatisfied or unsatisfied, you can try to find a second opinion with another obstetrician so that you can do a repeat examination to confirm the condition of your fetus. We recommend that you also carry out routine controls at least once a month or in accordance with the direction of the treating doctor so that the condition of the fetus continues to be monitored.


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Thank you and hope it helps,


dr. Devika Y

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