What is the reason for the small size of the fetus in the seventh month?

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 The small size of the fetus in the seventh month


The small size of the fetus in the seventh month


Fetal development in the seventh month


The fetus continues to grow in the seventh month, and its ability to manipulate the eye develops, where it can open and close, and its hearing develops, as it can hear sounds, 

especially the mother’s voice, and it can kick and stretch its body, the mother will feel these movements in her body, the color of the skin turns pink, and The brain is in control of organ function, in addition, let it cry and feel the taste.


The small size of the fetus in the seventh month

What is the reason for the small size of the fetus in the seventh month

The normal length of the fetus in the seventh month is about 37 cm, and the appropriate weight for this month is 900-1800 grams. When a fetus is smaller than normal for its age, this is a sign that the fetus is not growing normally and may have been born smaller than normal.


Reasons for the small size of the fetus in the seventh month

When the fetus is delayed in the mother's womb, doctors must understand the possible reasons for this delay and, if possible, modify it so that it is not dangerous to the fetus. In her mother's womb:


  • One of the most important causes of delayed growth is the placenta, which supplies the fetus with food and oxygen, in addition to processing waste.
  • In addition to genetic problems, fetuses can develop some abnormalities and birth defects.
  • In addition to anemia, mothers also face many health problems, such as infections, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
  • The mother may be irresponsible and involve bad habits that lead to defects in the development of the fetus and its delay, such as smoking by the mother or exposure to secondhand smoke, drug or alcohol abuse, or not paying attention to the quality of her food, in addition. Not taking nutritional supplements prescribed by the doctor and vitamins, or taking some medications that harm the fetus and limit its growth.


  • A mother's weight and age may have some effect on fetal growth retardation, and a young mother under the age of 18 or an older mother over the age of 35 may give birth to a young child, except for those who are very low or very overweight.
  • This problem may be caused by pregnancy with twins and multiple births in the womb.


Tips to maintain the normal size of the fetus


  • The mother should pay close attention to the movement of the fetus in the womb; Because his health and continued movement may indicate that he is healthy and safe.
  • The mother should not be burdened with taking care of her health because her health directly affects the health and development of the fetus.
  • Complete abstinence from bad habits such as smoking, can delay the development of the fetus and affect its health.
  • Continuous follow-up with a personal physician to ensure that her child is growing normally.