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Posted by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 12:20 AM
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 Well I have 2 other kids lol, but Im new to the group. My oldest is 2.5 and my youngest is 10 months on the 22nd. And Im 19 weeks with our first boy. But I think Im further along than what I am. I will post pics of my ultrasound from when I was 10 weeks, but I think I am further along than what my doctor is saying. On my ultrasound you can see, arms, legs, and even a little hint of a peepee lol, and the nose, and I remember with my girls the ultrasounds was like a blob. You couldnt see anything. And plus my LMP was March 1st. And they at first had me at 15 weeks when I went in and it seemed right. Then I go in for an ultrasound and they have me at only 10 weeks. But I dont think its right. I seriously think they are wrong. And I dont want to have him to late because of the risks associated with it. Can anyone help?

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doulala
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 12:29 AM

Were you trying to conceive?  Do you have 28-day cycles?  Some women are charting everything, if you were then you might have more details...    But I see that early ultrasounds are pretty accurate, your baby seems more developed than he should be, so maybe you are right!

I looked up the due date, it says you're 23 weeks along.



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Pandana
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 12:38 AM

Dates mean nothing regarding what's "too late" anyway. As long as you are being properly monitored then those risks will be avoided. Of course, it DOES help to know how far along you are so that you will be monitored correctly, but it's VERY unlikley that your pregnancy would extend beyond a "safe" point on it's own anyway. It's riskier to induce a pregnancy based on a calendar date alone. Your pregnancy will probably speak for itself in a aetter of time, but if you are concerned about the error, request another ultrasound with a different tech.

katznkt
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 12:47 AM
Your body will go into labor when it does. Just because your doctor says you are 5 weeks behind doesn't mean the baby will stay in too long!

But, other u/s will confirm the due date, and to top that off, remember as you get further along that your doctor will measure your tummmy. It should match your weeks pregnant. That will help tell you who is right.

As always, talk to your doctor. Maybe they will get a second u/s to ease your fears.

When I had my 9 week u/s it looked like a baby. I could see all the limbs, the head and body... even the ear places.

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mommywife06
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 12:50 AM

My period was always on the first. I never missed unless I was pregnant. And then my last one came on the 1st of March and that was it. They lasted about 4 days. Each time. They are comparing him to my girls but they was both over 8 pounds at birth and I was pretty big with them. And him I didnt show until later than what I normally did. But they are saying on the ultrasound they are doing measurements that they would prefer to go by that and Im only 19 weeks as of today. And that he is smaller than babies that are 6 months. He is measuring at 19 weeks. Ok I couldnt figure out how to say it lol. But my oldest measured at 25 weeks and I was only 22 weeks. They went my LMP. She was a big baby. The same with Marissa, not that big but by my LMP I was 24 weeks and she was measuring 25 weeks.

Quoting doulala:

Were you trying to conceive?  Do you have 28-day cycles?  Some women are charting everything, if you were then you might have more details...    But I see that early ultrasounds are pretty accurate, your baby seems more developed than he should be, so maybe you are right!

I looked up the due date, it says you're 23 weeks along.

 

 


mommywife06
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 12:54 AM

Really? My girls was always like a blob, not a blob but couldnt make out anything. I have had already like 5 ultrasounds. My last doctor says he always went by LMP. But because we are military I have a hard time transfereing because I dont need a specialist just another OB and we only have one at the moment. I was always induced never went into labor on my own. So the baby wouldnt stay too long right?

Quoting katznkt:

Your body will go into labor when it does. Just because your doctor says you are 5 weeks behind doesn't mean the baby will stay in too long!

But, other u/s will confirm the due date, and to top that off, remember as you get further along that your doctor will measure your tummmy. It should match your weeks pregnant. That will help tell you who is right.

As always, talk to your doctor. Maybe they will get a second u/s to ease your fears.

When I had my 9 week u/s it looked like a baby. I could see all the limbs, the head and body... even the ear places.


CAgirl1214
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 12:54 AM

that's strange.  Usually they'll rely more on the ultrasound than the dates.  If you're concerned just keep brining it up but most likely it won't be an issue because most babies won't stay in too long on their own.  for a reference, here's my 9w4d ultrasound and then my 13w2d so you can kind of compare which one yours looked like....

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mommywife06
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 12:57 AM

My 10 week one looked more like your 13 week one

Quoting CAgirl1214:

that's strange.  Usually they'll rely more on the ultrasound than the dates.  If you're concerned just keep brining it up but most likely it won't be an issue because most babies won't stay in too long on their own.  for a reference, here's my 9w4d ultrasound and then my 13w2d so you can kind of compare which one yours looked like....


doulala
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 1:01 AM


Quoting mommywife06:

 So the baby wouldnt stay too long right?


Most babies born in the world (currently and throughout history) have been born without the technology we refer to.   Babies do come when they are ready, it's true!   40 weeks is thee average (mid-point between the most typical 38-42 week period), but MANY women do fall outside of this, too.    Plenty of women are "longer" or "shorter gestaters,"  some women only deliver between 43 and 45 weeks, others always around 37 weeks.

No worries, mama!  

Best wishes!!


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