The Position Of The Fetus Is Still Below The Navel At The Age Of 5 Months?

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, I am amelia a wife aged 23 years. I am currently 5 months pregnant with my 2nd, after a few months ago I had a miscarriage. In this pregnancy I urinated a lot, and after being checked it said my fetus was still below the navel, is that normal at my current gestational age?rnThank you.

1 Answer:

Hi Amelia,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

We are sorry for the loss you went through before, may God protect your pregnancy at this time.


It needs to be clarified beforehand, how many weeks exactly are you currently pregnant? Have you had an ultrasound exam? What is your fetal growth forecast?


Frequent urination during pregnancy is a very normal condition. This effect is mainly due to fetal pressure pressing against the bladder. As long as frequent urination does not appear accompanied by other complaints, such as pain, fever, cloudy urine or a pungent odor, then there is nothing to worry about.


At 5 months of pregnancy (weeks 21 to 24), the normal weight of the fetus ranges from 340 to 360 grams with a length of about 21 to 22 cm. When measured from external examination, the height of the fundus (the highest part of the uterus) at this age can be as high as the center to 1-2 fingers above it. However, this fundal height can also vary depending on many factors, such as the position of the fetus, the volume of amniotic fluid, the location of the placenta, and so on. Therefore, ideally, this fundal height examination needs to be re-confirmed with a more objective examination, namely ultrasound, to assess the estimated weight and length of the fetus, whether it is in accordance with the gestational age or not.


Some conditions that may cause low fetal weight include:

Mistakes in determining gestational age
Error in measuring the estimated fetal weight
Inadequate maternal nutrition
Hypertension in pregnancy
Fetal defects
Twin fetus
Abnormalities of the placenta, and so on

With ultrasound examination, the above possibilities can be detected more clearly than only through external examination. So, if there is a condition that causes your fetus to weigh less than its estimated age, treatment can be done earlier. Therefore, don't hesitate to consult a gynecologist directly..


At this time, always take care of your womb by always eating healthy and nutritious foods, drinking enough, taking regular breaks, and controlling excessive stress. Make sure you stay away from cigarettes, alcohol, and other substances that can harm your baby's health.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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