Early Ultrasound Don T Let Them Scare You

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Mz - January 13

Hi I have been reading this forum since I knew my wife was pregnant with what will be our first baby. I note that many people get stressed and frightened with the results of early ultrasounds. I thought that sharing our story may help to put some minds at ease. When my wife went for her first ultrasound she was supposed to be 6 weeks pregnant based on LMP. Doctor said that she was only measuring about 4 weeks (all she could see was a gestational sac…) and that either the dates were wrong or that a miscarriage was on the way. We knew for sure that the dates could not be that wrong (2 weeks is a h__l of a lot…) but we could do nothing but wait. Anyway, one month later we went for a follow up appointment and the baby was measuring 9 weeks 3 days with a strong heartbeat (i.e., only a 4 day difference between ultrasound age and LMP age). I subsequently learned from another doctor that babies grow at different paces and that during the first 12 weeks ultrasounds should just be used to rule out ectopic pregnancies. My wife is now 12 weeks pregnant with everything going just fine. I am also posting this on the “First Trimester” thread. Just wanted to share our story and try to give some hope to all the couples who are scared because early ultrasounds contradict “standard normal pregnancy”. All the best for you and your babies. PS: I am not an English native speaker and I apologize for any grammatical or language mistakes / typos that my message may contain.

 

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