The Height Of The Uterine Fundus At 28 Weeks Of Pregnancy Is Still Limited To The Navel?
my doctor is 28 weeks pregnant but the fetal position is still limited to the cord, is that normal?
Hello, good afternoon Titikk ..
What do you mean by "the position of the fetus is still limited to the umbilical cord" is the height of your uterus to your navel? This is called the High Fundus Uteri (TFU) or the height of the uterine top. TFU measurements are usually done during antenatal care. The results of this examination can help illustrate the suitability of gestational age with estimated fetal weight.
Normally at 28 weeks gestation, the height of the fundus uteri is about 28 cm, or about 4 fingers above the navel. Usually the height of the uterus as high as the belly button is found at 20 weeks' gestation. Thus, if it is known from your TFU that is still as high as the navel, it can be said that there is a mismatch between your gestational age and your estimated fetal weight (fetal body weight seems smaller than the standard weight according to its age). However, you do not need to worry too much in advance because there are several things that can cause a TFU that is smaller than a normal TFU, namely:
Error measuring TFU
Errors in determining gestational age based on LMP (First Day of Last Menstruation), especially this occurs in pregnant women who previously had irregular menstrual cycles
Transverse fetal position during measurement
Little amniotic fluid
Small fetal weight, for example because fetal growth is inhibited
We recommend that you check with your obstetrician to determine the condition of your fetus and the cause if there is a problem with your fetal body weight. The doctor will do an ultrasound examination to help find out the condition of your fetus more accurately. While waiting for the doctor's schedule, we still recommend that you consume nutritious food, drink enough fluids, avoid cigarette smoke and alcohol, avoid foods that are not cooked or undercooked, and get enough rest.
That's all, hopefully it helps ..