Q:

Hi all am 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant but my fetal weight is 1762gms +-257gms will that be a problem



asha chaudhry

Dr. Payal M kindly advise

Dr. Payal M

babies born with weight lower than 2.5kg are by definition lowbirth weight babies.
sometimes there is a cause for this which can be a concern but sometimes few babies are just born small.
ur baby might need to spend some time in the hospital for monitoring until he or she reaches an appropriate weight for discharge.
have all ur scans shown baby weight lower side?

Padma Shri

No mam I took scan at 21 weeks it's 323 grams after I didn't take any scan and took sterday that's 38 weeks.  And my doctor asked to admit on 28 to do c section as am rh negative.  So is there any chances to increase the baby weight in one week. If so please let me know

Sheeba Vijesh

hi padma shri, 1 week is too little to do anything. but try having sprouted moong, 2glass milk, egg whites, pro pl and daily 1 big yellow banana. dont worry, i had a baby of 2195 gms.and he turned out perfectly fine...

Padma Shri

Thank u sheeba vijiesh if it's less than 2000gms will they keep the baby in inqupeter

Sheeba Vijesh

ohh.. don't worry dear... everything will be alright... try not to stress..

Padma Shri

Thank u sheeba vijesh

Dr. Payal M

tagging Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa for the second qs

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

thanx fa tag Dr. Payal M
actually it is less weight compared to gestational age... and increasing fetal weight within one week is quite difficult... Most babies who are term and who have a low birth weight have no ongoing problems. Most are simply small because it runs in the family... problems usually occurs with premature low birth weight babies... So, dont worry just relax rest and have a good protein diet..

Padma Shri

Thank u shilpitha shanthappa.

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