My Ultrasound Story Thoughts Has This Happened To U

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Seal - May 30

Hi all, I went for what I *thought* was my 12 wk u/s today. It was for the triple screen. It is my first u/s of this pg. The tech showed me the little bean, who was kicking and waving his/her little stubby arms around (which was really cool), and the heartbeat was 156 (normal). So all seemed well. Then she measured the size, and said that it was only about 3.5 cm, so only the size of 10w2d - not 12w. No-one seems too concerned about this - not the tech, not DH, not my mum, since all else seems totally fine with the bean. However, OF COURSE I am worried, since a miscalculation of 12 days seems a bit much, don't you think? So now i'm thinking that it isn't growing properly. Anyway, my rational side says "don't worry - you obviously didn't ovulate/conceive when you think you did!" but my irrational side is saying.....wtf??? What do you think of this? Have you heard of the dates being off by 12 days before?? I really don't want to worry, since that is so not good for the baby. I suppose it is within the realm of possibility that I got pregnant later than I thought. Any thoughts? Sorry for the ramble.

 

Kira_lynn - May 30

Oh the dates are sooo confusing sometimes. My ob said that 10-12days give or take is ok. If they seem happy with how ur little bean looked then i think all is well. Did you talk to ur obgyn? I went for my u/s 2 days ago at 10w6d and measured 10w5d and i was mad when the ob nurse told me that i should be 11w4d. "Nooo im not" I told her. I had a 32 day cycle not a 28 day. (2 other u/s that dated my pregnancy that they didnt know about---how unorganized Canada docs/specialists can be) Soo dont worry to much!!

 

olivia - May 30

My dates were adjusted after an ultrasound. I thought I was 9 weeks and I was 7 weeks. As Kira_lynn says, it depends on your cycle length and regularity. I had been having irregular periods before I got pregnant, so ovulation was not the typical 15 days post period. They changed my due date based on my ultrasound instead of my LMP. So try not to worry, it happens!

 

LILMAMA - May 31

IT HAPPENED TO ME TOO. I THOUGHT I WAS ABOUT 9 WEEKS WHEN I WENT FOR MY FIRST ULTRASOUND, BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT I WAS REALLY 5 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS. WEIRD. BUT NORMAL. TURNS OUT THAT I OVULATED LATER THAN I THOUGHT.

 

frankschick2001 - May 31

SEAL: Like children, a fetus can go through a growth spurt. I bet the next time you go, the baby will measure exaclty what it is supposed to! Don't worry!

 

gma36 - May 31

Well with both my kids I measured 2 weeks ahead and my best friend with all 3 of hers measured 2 weeks behind, so if she was 11wks she was measuring 9. I wouldn't worry too much, the baby will come when he/she is ready whether it is 2 weeks later then you thought. HUGS

 

Nat22 - June 1

I went in a couple of weeks ago for my scan at 8w1d and the nurse told me that I only measured 7w4d. She said that it doesn't change anything though (my due date is still the same). I got very concerned as well thinking the baby is too small, but they said it's all normal and nothing to be alarmed about.

 

Seal - June 1

Hi everyone, thank you for answering!! I feel better. I'm not going to worry about it. SInce s/he was measuring too small to test the neck thickness thingy at this u/s, I have to go back on June 13th to try again. I'll let you know what happens!! : )

 

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