Fetal weight in accordance with gestational age, is one indication of a healthy pregnancy. Here is more information about the 6-month fetal weight.
Please note in advance that the growth in length and weight of the fetus differ from each other. So no need to worry too much if the results of fetal examination are smaller or larger when examined by ultrasound. However, consult with your doctor about this.
Calculate the Increase in Fetal Weight of 6 Months
Gestational age of 6 months starts from the calculation of the 26th week of pregnancy to the 28th. In general, fetal weight of 6 months has a range of 660 grams-1 kilogram, with a length of 35-38 cm.
Following the development of fetal weight 6 months per week:
The fetus weighs around 660 grams, with a length of about 35 cm, from the top of the head to the feet. At this time, the body of the fetus will begin to appear to contain fat which helps maintain its body temperature after birth. If the mother’s stomach is given a beam from a flashlight, the baby will turn his head. This is a sign that his eye nerves are active.
The weight of the fetus is around 760 grams, with a length of about 36 cm. At this time, the fetus begins to try to open its eyes. He began to show a response when touched or when seeing light.
The weight of the fetus will reach around 875 grams, with a length from head to foot about 36 cm. At present, the fetus is able to open and close its eyes, and sleep and wake up with a certain rhythm. That part of the brain is really active now. Some experts believe, the fetus has begun to dream at this age.
The weight of the fetus will increase to about 1 kg, and reach 38 cm in length. The fetus is able to turn its head when it sees the light and is increasingly accustomed to blinking. At this age, the fetus already has delicate eyelashes, and occasionally your fetus will experience hiccups that feel like a slight jerk. This is a natural and normal condition.
Various Supporting Factors
As the fetus gains 6 months of weight, the development of the body and brain of the fetus also takes place quickly, so it is in dire need of nutritional support. Pregnant women can eat protein-rich foods that are supplemented with vegetables and fruits.
By the age of 6 months of pregnancy, the uterus has almost reached the ribs which makes pregnant women sometimes shortness of breath. Hormonal changes during pregnancy are usually characterized by skin that appears reddish and stained, especially around the face, neck and chest.
During pregnancy, it is important to check the womb to the doctor regularly. As with the previous pregnancy checkup, during the 6 month gestation during pregnancy, blood pressure measurements were also taken. If deemed necessary, the doctor will request a urine examination to find out the possibility of preeclampsia or gestational diabetes (high blood sugar levels during pregnancy).
By the age of 7 months of pregnancy, pregnant women can start attending birth preparation classes. In addition to physical exercise in the form of gymnastics, birth preparation classes will also provide information about the birthing process and baby care techniques in the first days after birth.
It is important to check the pregnancy to the doctor, in order to find out whether the 6-month fetal weight is appropriate. It is also advisable to always eat nutritious foods and avoid excessive physical activity.