The Fetus Does Not Gain Weight?
Excuse me doc, I’m looking for a second opinion about the condition of my fetus, week 34 I checked the fetal weight 2kg, two weeks later the week 36 the weight of the fetus is checked still 2kg, why is that, doc? Then are there any suggestions so that you can gain weight? Are there complications so that the weight does not increase?
The expected fetal weight at birth is more than 2500 grams. A fetus born with a body weight of less than 2500 grams is considered a low birth weight (LBW) baby. LBW can be influenced by several factors such as:
Twins Premature babies Slow fetal growth Placental disorders Influence of maternal health conditions: malnutrition, heart disease, depression, exposure to environmental pollution For 34 weeks, the fetus generally weighs about 2.1 kg, and at 36 weeks weighs about 2.6 kg. If the fetal weight does not increase, further evaluation should be done to confirm it. I suggest that you consult again with the obstetrician who examined you or you can seek a second opinion with another obstetrician directly. Direct examination with ultrasound, blood tests, urine tests is needed if necessary to find out the cause of the fetal weight not increasing. If the cause has been ascertained, the doctor will be able to provide advice and treatment that is more optimal for you.
Meanwhile, while you are waiting for pregnancy control (preferably done 1-2 weeks or as directed by your doctor), you can try the following tips:
Continue to think positively. Get enough rest. Stay active but don't get tired. Consume healthy and nutritious foods. Consume healthy snacks. Drink pregnant milk 1-3 times / day. Do pregnancy exercises. Take pregnancy supplements as recommended by your doctor. Avoid stress. The following articles are related to your question topic:
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y