Further, the early second trimester was defined as a gestational age of 15—22 weeks and the late second trimester as 23—27 weeks. All my subsequent scans and fundal measurements have agreed with the 18th of December date. . Just like in one persons oven you can cook a dish in 30 minutes and in another oven it may need 40 minutes. The 20 week scan said I was due on the 20th and she arrived on the 18th.
It is likely that some of the respondents might have responded differently if their pregnancies were actually prolonged. Early embrionic development is pretty uniform so it is much more accurate to see from the scan the exact stage of pregnancy. I had some bleeding in early June and was sent for an ultrasound which at the time said that I was a week 'later' eg. About A place for pregnant redditors, those who have been pregnant, those who wish to be in the future, and anyone who supports them. Exclusion criteria included uncertainty of date, presence of contraindications to vaginal delivery, irregular menstrual cycle prepregnancy, use of hormonal contraceptives prior to pregnancy, or bleeding during pregnancy.
With my ds I had a 12 week scan which was a week out, and my doctors changed my edd to that date, so according to their dates I gave birth a week late but i know exactly when he was conceived due to dh working away so I don't believe scan's at 12 weeks or after. Results A total of 460 questionnaires were administered, but only 443 were completed correctly, giving a response rate of 96. The upshot is I'm giving myself from the 26th onwards to have a baby and if it arrives anytime in the week following i'll be chuffed! Ethical clearance for the study was obtained from the institutional review board of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. The recent proliferation of ultrasound scan services in our environment came with a wave of optimism that ultrasound scanning could accurately determine all aspects of fetal well-being, hence only the well-educated or informed could question or resist its results. This time I have no choice but to go by my scan date as due to breastfeeding I have a whacky cycle, so will see how things pan out. Any concerns should be discussed with your physician.
That's completely normal, and the only thing that becomes important then is that they adjust your due date. Frequency tables were generated for relevant variables. The majority of respondents were multiparous 56. In fact, if you have 5 ultrasounds, you will probably get 5 different due dates. The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, is owned by the federal government of Nigeria and located on the outskirts of Enugu City.
Rough Diamond - that is interesting. This will further help to prevent our women from visiting poorly trained sonologists and guard against the possible effects of unreliable ultrasound scan results on maternal and neonatal health. Selection of respondents for this study was consecutive considering the short study period, and selection bias cannot be ruled out; a longer study period and use of probability sampling would have been more appropriate. The majority of the respondents 51. Additionally, the same women can ovulate on different days in different months. The first trimester was defined as a gestational age of 1—13 weeks, the second trimester as 14—27 weeks, and the third trimester as 28—42 weeks.
The early scan dates are more accurate, because unless you are on assisted fertility and having daily blood tests, etc, there is no way of knowing exactly when you ovulated in that particular month. Late booking for antenatal care might have strongly contributed to the poor uptake 7. Antenatal health education should discourage self-referral for ultrasound scan dating and emphasize its limitations in late pregnancy as well as the perinatal effects of prolonged pregnancy. Four hundred and thirty-one respondents 97. The commonest indication for induction of labor in the two hospitals and in our environment is prolonged pregnancy. I went for another scan this week and it put me back to where I thought I should be.
One hundred and ninety-one 43. This will help to reduce the incidence of prolonged pregnancy and its complications in our environment. I like to look at numbers for mindless fun—not to draw conclusions, but to see if there are any fun or interesting trends. Anyway, the point of my rambling is that very few women in real life have very regular 28 day cycles where they ovulate at exactly the same time each month. But the obstetrician still goes off the due date of 2. The protocols of both these tertiary health centers recommend routine induction of labor at a gestational age of 40 weeks plus 10 days for eligible postdate pregnancies to minimize the risks of prolonged pregnancy, which include placental insufficiency, fetal oligohydramnios, intrauterine fetal death, macrosomia, increased cesarean and instrumental deliveries, and birth injuries, as well as birth asphyxia, neonatal jaundice, and perinatal death.
Predictors of this attitude in our study were low educational status, low social class, and poor knowledge of the limitations of late pregnancy ultrasound scan dating. All the women who responded positively 48. The dating scan at 9wks showed bubs with the due date I excpected sort of know when I o'd in August. I ended up being induced on Oct 21, and bub arrived on Oct 22. It has a mixed rural and urban population of about 464,514 inhabitants, with the majority being Igbo and 52% being female.
As pointed out by Olusanya et al, the higher the educational status of the woman, the higher the social class, and this no doubt may explain the higher acceptance rate among women of higher social class than among women of lower social class. Further details of the sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents are shown in. Try our to determine your , or our to and your. This attitude poses a great challenge to perinatal care in our environment because an ultrasound scan is usually carried out in the third trimester when the margin of error is up to 3 weeks. You'd think I'd have a clue by my 4th pregnancy, but each one has been so different! Ultrasound dating is more accurate when done towards the end of the first trimester. I think this is really interesting.
This may be explained by the expected impact of education on uptake of maternal and neonatal health services, as observed by previous authors. However, the effect of this limitation on the study estimates is likely to be minimal. We thought that we were 6w4d and it turned out we were 10w 4d that was a surprise and a very welcomed relief. This poor knowledge invariably translated into the observed perception of respondents toward induction of labor for postdatism, as more than half of the women 51. This misconception is further worsened by uncontrolled purchasing and use of ultrasound scanning machines by poorly trained personnel who advertise themselves as sonologists or sonographers. Access our very active in the or the to talk to mums about , , , , , and.