The Causes And Ways Of Handling A Small Fetal Head At 15 Months Of Pregnancy?
, yesterday I just had an ultrasound, from the ultrasound said the baby’s head doctor was rather small, around 2cm, but his body length was still normal. what causes it, and how to handle it so that growth is normal. thank you very much.
Thank you for the question.
At 15 weeks' womb, the normal diameter of the fetal head (biparietal diameter) is 30-34 mm, with head circumference ranging from 105-115 mm, body length of 10-11 cm, and body weight of 60-80 grams. The smaller size of your fetal head does not always refer to abnormal conditions. It could be, this condition is caused by an error in calculating the age of the womb, errors in head measurement, or fetal position when measurements are less supportive. Although indeed, it can also be your small fetal head size refers to the condition of microcephalus which can be caused by chromosomal abnormalities, lack of oxygen to the fetal brain (cerebral anoxia), maternal infections that spread to the fetus (such as rubella, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus, chickenpox, zika virus), an unhealthy lifestyle of a mother during pregnancy (such as smoking habits, taking drugs), severe malnutrition in the mother, exposure to chemical poisons to the mother, and many other possible causes.
As to what treatment needs to be done for this condition can certainly vary depending on the severity and possible causes. Obstetricians who examine you directly are certainly more aware of this.
Depending on the cause, there is a small fetal head size that can be corrected as the age of the womb increases, but some are not. If this condition is not treated or does not respond well to the treatment given, then babies who are born later are more prone to developmental delays, impaired balance and coordination, stunting, hyperactivity, intellectual disability, and seizures. Therefore, consult further with the doctor who treats you regarding the handling steps that can be done huh ..
I hope this helps.