Have you ever tried to find a more detailed description of obstetricians regarding the tables and figures contained in the print out the results of your USG?, maybe just a bit of it that you know, and even then the explanation your doctor. Generally, when a doctor says your baby is healthy and normal, it is more than enough for you, following your baby’s gender, of course. It broke the curiosity and confusion about what you are actually on the contents of the writings contained in the print out USG. Various kinds of measurement appears on the sonogram and doctor only able to read it, it is not intended for the layman. But there is no harm if we can also understand the terms.
The terms in the USG (directory for pregnancy)
- LMP (last menstrual period): hari pertama haid terakhir.
- EDD (LMP): Labor estimates based on menstruation.
- GA (Gestational Age): Estimated gestational age, measurements based on limb length, or head diameter.
- BPD (Biparietal diameter): Left temple bone size and right. Used to measure trimester fetus in two or three.
- HC (Head Circumferencial): Circle head. Used to measure trimester of gestation in two or three.
- AC (Abdominal Circumferencial): The size of the baby’s stomach circle. Usually measurements combined with measurements of BPD and will produce an estimate of the infant’s weight. Used to measure the trimester of pregnancy in two or three.
- FL (Femur Length): Baby’s femur length. Used to measure the trimester of pregnancy in two or three.
- FW (Fetal Weight): Fetal weight.
- EFW (Estimation Fetal Weight): Approximate weight infants.
- FTA (Fetal Trunk Abdominal): A body length.
- GS (Gestasional Sac): Is a measure of pregnancy form bags black sphere. Used to measure the pregnancy in the first trimester.
- CRL (Crown Rump Length): Measure the distance from the top of the head to the ‘tail’ baby. Used to measure the first trimester of gestation.
- F-HR (Fetal Heart Rate): Baby’s heart rate.
Matters related to the USG examination
- Confirmation of pregnancy.
- Knowing pregnancy
- Assessing growth and development of babies in the womb
- Problems with the placenta
- Single or twin pregnancies
- Measuring amniotic fluid
- Abnormalities in the fetus.
- Knowing the sex of the baby.