You will need
- - consultation of the gynecologist;
- - Fetal ultrasound
Contact your gynecologist. He will measure your belly from the pubic bone to the top part of the uterus. The resulting value is called the fundic size. This way you can accurately determine what will be the baby big or very small. Midwives, determining the size of the fetus (normal, large, small) use several formulas, one of which is abdominal circumference (in cm) is multiplied by the height of the uterus (in cm).
In addition, after you will be on the account in female consultation, your doctor will certainly check the condition of the placenta, which will also be judged on the size of the fetus. Due to improper activity of the placental unit may develop hypoxia, which leads to slow development and growth of the fetus and require medical intervention.
Pass ultrasound examination of the fetus, it much more accurately defines the size of the child. Scientists hundreds of times the ultrasound was conducted at different stages of pregnancy, the purpose of which were: the definition of the size of the fetus and calculating the estimated average size of baby at each week of pregnancy. The resulting measurement graphs of the average weight are considered the "gold standard", which determines a small child or large.
Consider the genetic factor. Usually, the growth of a boy driven by the growth of his father or close relatives (uncle, grandfather), on the growth of girls influences the growth of the mother and the nearest relatives on the maternal side.
Take into account that the growth and size of the fetus – not quite the same thing. To determine the size of a child can be after one ultrasound. The doctor will examine the fruit, will produce relevant measurements and compare their results with averages. To establish how the baby grows, you need to do ultrasound examination at least twice, with an interval of not less than two to three weeks.
Remember that each pregnancy is individual. And if the fetus has any specifics, that's not a reason to panic. Pass additional tests, refer to another specialist.