Pregnancy

 

Between the establishment of trophoblastic tissue and 12 weeks of gestation steroids hormones are produced in the ovary via the agency of the corpus luteum of pregnancy. After then, the placenta takes over the production of estrogen and progesterone till term. The amount of these steroids needed to carry the baby to term is very high indeed and the failure of the placenta to deliver will lead to miscarriage.

Fundal height measurement is utilised in the determination of the age of gestation by the method of palpation in routine obstetrical care. The fundus rises from the false pelvis and is palpable through the anterior wall of the abdomen at the hypogastrium at 8-12 weeks of gestation.



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