Large pregnant women face even more confusion, since prenatal testing can be slightly harder in this population, and the results can be more confusing.
However, since they may be at a somewhat increased risk for problems like neural tube defects, they also face greater pressure than others to have these prenatal tests, even though the tests are often difficult to interpret.
This section is an attempt to present an overview of the most basic prenatal tests most pregnant women in the US are pressured to have, including Ultrasounds, the AFP/Triple Screen Test, Gestational Diabetes tests, and under certain conditions, Amniocentesis.
It is further designed to address the special concerns that large women might have in taking these tests---their fears, any special equipment or techniques that might be helpful, the controversies over interpretation of results, whether large women have a higher rate of so-called 'false-positives' on certain tests and why, etc.
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Received 24 February 2013; Accepted 20 March 2013Academic Editors: J. The FH increased from 19.1 cm at 20 weeks to 35.4 cm at 40 weeks.
The measurement in centimeters and should closely match the fetus gestational age in weeks, within 1 or 2 cm, e.g., a pregnant woman's uterus at 22 weeks should measure 20 to 24 cm.
research any test before deciding whether to use it or not. For more information on prenatal testing, see the FAQs available from info on the Internet.
Testing decisions vary greatly depending on family history, medical condition, parental beliefs, etc.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To develop fundal height (FH) growth curve from normal singleton pregnancy based on last menstrual period (LMP) and/or ultrasound dating for women in the northern part of Thailand. A retrospective time-series study was conducted at four hospitals in the upper northern part of Thailand between January 2009 and March 2011.
The maximum increase of 1.0 cm/wk was observed between 20 and 32 weeks, declining to 0.7 cm/wk between 33 and 36 weeks and 0.3 cm/wk between 37 and 40 weeks.