Ultrasound HPL Is Different From HPL In Midwives?
Hello … I was ultrasound at the beginning of this month … then according to HPL, my ultrasound will be born at the end of this month. pregnant first child Then how do I prepare for my labor ??? while my HPL is also different …
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Determining gestational age and estimated birth day (HPL) can be determined through the method of calculating the first day of the last menstrual period (HPHT) or by calculating the size of the fetus through an ultrasound examination.
Determination of gestational age through ultrasound is done by measuring the size of the fetus including the diameter of the head, length of the femur, abdominal circumference, and length of head to buttocks.
Calculation of the two can indeed be different around 2-3 weeks. It's okay and there's no need to worry too much because HPL is only an estimated time that won't always be exact. Full term labor can generally occur at 36-42 weeks. Entering the estimated time the pregnant woman must be more vigilant to recognize the signs of labor and prepare for other childbirth needs. The conditions that require pregnant women to go to health facilities for the delivery process, namely:
- Amniotic fluid has ruptured, either just seeping a little or more
- More bleeding from the birth canal
- Fetal movement is reduced
- Contractions occur regularly and come every five minutes in an hour and last about 45-90 seconds.
If there are no signs as above, the mother can do activities such as walking, light exercise, adequate food intake, and take time to rest for a while until delivery time.
That's all, hope you can help