The Ideal Body Weight And Height Of The Fetus Is 21 Weeks?
Morning doctor, I want to ask.
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One of the indicators used in determining the health of the fetus is its weight and size. At the age of 21 weeks of pregnancy, the normal weight of the fetus is around 350 to 450 grams. Meanwhile, the length of the body (crown to heel) is about 26.7 to 27.8 cm.
Need to clarify again, how do you know that your length is only 16 cm? Does the obstetrician directly explain it? Or, did you read it yourself based on the results of the ultrasound examination?
If you do an examination with an obstetrician, of course the doctor will explain directly if there are signs of abnormal growth of the fetus in your womb, including if the size or weight is less than the normal value according to the gestational age. There are several factors that can inhibit the growth of the fetus in the uterus, including:
Maternal factors, for example due to uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, malnutrition, other chronic diseases, too old (more than 35 years) Fetal factors, for example due to twins, having genetic disorders (congenital), etc. If the doctor does not explain the condition dangerous to you, then the chances of your pregnancy are in a healthy and normal condition. But even if not, then the doctor himself will explain to you the tricks to evaluate or optimize the growth of the fetus in your womb.
If you get an information regarding the size of your fetus based on the writing on the ultrasound sheet, then there is a possibility that you are misinterpreting it. In the USG sheet, generally there are many numbers and terms that are foreign to ordinary people. For this reason, it is not recommended to interpret the results of an ultrasound examination by yourself without consulting a doctor directly. In interpreting the results of the ultrasound examination itself, the doctor will usually confirm it with the results of a physical examination and other support performed on the patient.
So, the best step you can take right now is to consult directly with your gynecologist regarding the condition of the fetus you are carrying.
To help optimize fetal growth in the uterus, you should always live a healthy lifestyle, starting from eating healthy and nutritious foods, sleeping regularly, staying away from stress, drinking enough, staying away from cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs. Last, but also no less important, have your pregnancy checked regularly by an obstetrician.
5 months pregnant
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah