The Fetus Is Sometimes Palpable And Sometimes Not At 12 Weeks Gestation?

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Morning, I want to ask. thank god i am now pregnant with my 2 nd UK child in 12 weeks. But sometimes the fetus is palpable and sometimes not palpable. Is that normal? R nAnd is it okay if it’s like that? R nContinue sometimes in the morning the fetus can stand out so clearly without having to be pressed when you want to be touched and sometimes the opposite is not palpated so clearly. Explanation please.

1 Answer:

Hi RaniG,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Keep in mind, at the time of gestational age just 12 weeks, the height of the uterine fundus (top of the uterus) generally only reaches 2 fingers above the pelvic bone (symphysis pubis). Therefore, for ordinary people (not medical personnel), of course it is quite difficult to detect enlargement of the uterus, especially touching the presence of a fetus in it. The enlarged uterus and fetus can generally begin to palpate clearly after 16 weeks of gestation, or more. At this gestational age, the size of the uterus is usually quite large, which is about halfway between the navel and the pelvis, or more. Of course, this tactile ability is also influenced by many factors, including maternal sensitivity, fetal size, amount of amniotic fluid, number of fetuses, fetal position, placental position, and so on.

The difficulty you touch your fetus who is only 12 weeks old is likely not to indicate an abnormality. As your fetus grows older, you will find it easier to feel its presence in your uterus.

To be sure, you can also monitor the health of the fetus in your womb by going directly to a doctor or a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.

Hope this helps ...

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