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Is the ultra sound always correct on how far you are?

hey everyone :) so the doctor is saying i am 8 weeks and 4 days but i am really only just like 7 weeks . Shes saying i got pregnant a week i had my period but im sure i got pregnant the week after. is she correct we did an ultra sound 2 days ago

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vanessacuervo75

Asked by vanessacuervo75 at 8:53 AM on May. 27, 2011 in Technology

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  • They meaure the baby and then the computer does the calculations. Ultrasounds are mostly always right ...give or take a few days. Just take the 8 weeks and 4 days, that just means that you are closer to holding your little bundle ! Congrats !!
    Amberlovesher3

    Answer by Amberlovesher3 at 8:55 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • aw thanks hun !
    vanessacuervo75

    Comment by vanessacuervo75 (original poster) at 8:56 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • If you know when you conceived you shouldn't question that based on what a machine says. Ultrasounds are NOT always accurate.
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 9:04 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • Dedicated is right. By taking the 8 weeks and 4 days you are very likely to be induced early, since doctors often want to induce at 41 weeks (even though it is perfectly safe to wait until 42 weeks). This causes problems. 50% of inductions end up as C-sections, and those that don't have a higher rate of assisted birth (vacuum extraction, forceps, etc), which is traumatic to mother and baby, physically and emotionally.

    HOWEVER, the first two weeks of pregnancy are a freebie, because they count two weeks prior to conception, since that it usually when your last period was. So 8 weeks 4 days means you concieved 6 weeks 4 days ago, in which case, that's pretty close and it gives you a couple of days leeway in the due date. Just in case you didn't know that :)
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 9:27 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • omg thank you . you helped alot i appreciate it :)
    vanessacuervo75

    Comment by vanessacuervo75 (original poster) at 9:36 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • I just got your message, and thought you were from another question lol. My answer to your question still applies, though, I know this stuff because I study it :)
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 9:43 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • lol thanks
    vanessacuervo75

    Comment by vanessacuervo75 (original poster) at 9:44 AM on May. 27, 2011

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