Pregnant Women Must Know! This is the ideal fetal weight according to gestational age

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ACCURATE.CO During pregnancy, you will notice your belly getting bigger as the fetus develops in your womb. One indicator of healthy fetal development is weight.

If the fetus has a less than ideal body weight, then there is an indication that the mother’s nutritional intake is lacking. In addition, this condition can also be caused by problems with blood flow so that the nutrients consumed by the mother are not channeled to the fetus.

Fetuses with low body weight have the potential to experience various health problems. Starting from premature birth, delayed growth, risk of heart disease, to diabetes in adulthood, according to First Cry, Parents.

Meanwhile, a fetus that is too large is generally caused by gestational diabetes, which is a blood sugar problem in the mother. Just like a fetus that is too small, this condition can also be fatal.

Therefore, you must eat a nutritious and balanced diet, and carry out regular checks at least once a month. That way, the growth and development of the fetus while in the womb remains healthy, and can also be controlled.

“In order to better monitor the growth and development of the fetus in the womb. Because, at 1 to 6 months of pregnancy, you are still allowed to have an examination once a month,” said Dr. Boy Abidin, SpOG(K), quoted ACCURATE.CO on Sunday (3/10/2021).

“Maybe the baby is too small or too big. So, do regular and quality checks, and pay attention to how the fetus is growing in the womb,” he added.

The following ACCURATE.CO describe the ideal weight of the fetus, reported by the Baby Center:

  • 8 weeks: 1 gram
  • 9 weeks: 2 grams
  • 10 weeks: 4 grams
  • 11 weeks: 7 grams
  • 12 weeks: 14 grams
  • 13 weeks: 23 grams
  • 14 weeks: 43 grams
  • 15 weeks: 70 grams
  • 16 weeks: 100 grams
  • 17 weeks: 140 grams
  • 18 weeks: 190 grams
  • 19 weeks: 240 grams
  • 20 weeks: 300 grams
  • 21 weeks: 360 grams
  • 22 weeks: 430 grams
  • 23 weeks: 501 grams
  • 24 weeks: 600 grams
  • 25 weeks: 660 grams
  • 26 weeks: 760 grams
  • 27 weeks: 875 grams
  • 28 weeks: 1005 grams
  • 29 weeks: 1153 grams
  • 30 weeks: 1319 grams
  • 31 weeks: 1502 grams
  • 32 weeks: 1702 grams
  • 33 weeks: 1918 grams
  • 34 weeks: 2146 grams
  • 35 weeks: 2383 grams
  • 36 weeks: 2622 grams
  • 37 weeks: 2859 grams
  • 38 weeks: 3083 grams
  • 39 weeks: 3288 grams
  • 40 weeks: 3462 grams

From the very beginning of pregnancy, babies grow at different rates, so these numbers are just an average.[]

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