The Baby’s Head That Has Not Entered The Pelvis At 31 Weeks Of Gestation?
Afternoon, I want to ask I am already 31 weeks pregnant, now the head ultrasound is still above, do you think it can still be normal, please provide information, I’m nervous
Hello Andie, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all, I want to confirm whether the head above you mean the baby's head has not entered the pelvis or your baby is in a breech presentation?
If you mean the baby's head that hasn't entered the pelvis, then there's really nothing to worry about. The descent of the baby's head into the pelvic cavity usually occurs about 2-4 weeks before delivery (at 36-38 weeks of gestation) in women who are pregnant with their first child, but can also occur before that or occur just before labor (usually in women who are pregnant for the second time). or later).
If you mean that your baby is in a breech position, then in fact your baby's position may still change until you reach 34 weeks of gestation. After 36 weeks, if the baby's head is still up, chances are that you will give birth in a breech position.
If your baby is in a breech position, you can try to do certain exercises to help rotate the baby's head:
First, you can lie down in a flat position, then lift your hips about 20 cm off the floor and prop them up with pillows. Second, what you can do is prostrate with the buttocks raised higher. You can choose one of these 2 exercises and do them 2 times a day for 15 minutes. Before doing this exercise, you should first consult with your midwife or obstetrician.
Some obstetricians can perform certain actions such as External Cephalic Version (ECV) or rotate the baby's position from outside the stomach. This action can be done if the baby remains in the breech position until 37 weeks of gestation. ECV must be performed by an obstetrician and must be performed in a fully equipped facility and complete preparation in case of sudden delivery.
In some women with the condition of the baby's breech position, normal delivery can still be done. But you need to know that the conditions of pregnancy and childbirth for every woman are different. Therefore, always discuss with your obstetrician the best treatment for you and your baby.
That's all the information I can give, hopefully it's enough to answer
dr. Irna Cecilia