Prediction Of The Weight Of The Small Fetus?
good afternoon, I want to ask you? yesterday my ultrasound uk 38 bb fetus only 2215 grams? said the doctor is very small with my gestational age? I want to ask, is it possible that a candidate for Debay to be born into the world will experience a low baby weight? d see that I have entered labor but bb is only 2215 grams, thank you in advance …
Hello, good morning Chania.
At UK 38 weeks, the average fetal weight is about 3,000 grams. Meanwhile, Low Birth Weight (LBW) is a condition in which a baby is born weighing less than 2500 grams. In other words, your fetus's weight is still less than 300 grams to be categorized as born with enough weight. You need to know that there are several conditions that cause a lack of fetal weight according to gestational age, namely:
food intake that is not optimal during pregnancy, the nutritional status of the mother before pregnancy is in the underweight category, errors in determining gestational age (too old than the actual gestational age) placental disorders (placenta) high blood pressure during pregnancy, etc.
Whether or not your baby will be underweight at birth, we cannot confirm. Re-examination is needed to monitor your baby's weight again. We recommend that you check your gynecologist once a week until the time of delivery arrives to monitor the health and well-being of your baby (including your child's weight estimate). In addition, we suggest that you improve your nutritional intake to increase baby weight. Don't feel that with 38 weeks of pregnancy you are too late to try to increase your baby's weight and your efforts will be in vain. We still recommend you to consume foods that are high in protein (such as meat, fish, eggs, milk) and high in calories (for example chocolate, ice cream, etc.) to increase the baby's weight, but do not consume them excessively. Avoid excess stress because it can also affect the development of your fetus.
That's all, hope this helps, and hopefully the labor will run smoothly :)
Greetings, dr. Denisa