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Asked by babyh03

Q: Baby Measuring Behind

I went in for my first apt and by my period I was 8w3d but the baby was measuring 7w6d. I'm going back for another ultrasound to measure again. Anyone else has something like this happen and what was the outcome?

This question was asked Dec. 7, 2017 8:43pm
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Answered by Hberry - Dec. 15, 2017 10:22pm
With my son that I'm currently pregnant with, he did measure behind. This means that your baby could be on the smaller side which is ok, just as long as it is healthy.

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Answered by babylove14 - Dec. 11, 2017 4:05pm
I mean 17 days after my last period, not missed period.

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Answered by babylove14 - Dec. 11, 2017 4:04pm
I get ovulation cramps so i always know before an ultrasound that my estimated date is wrong. Like Jessica0319 said, the estimate is based on the generalization that you ovulated 14 days after your period. I had ovulation cramps 17 days after my missed period and my baby measured a couple days behind just like I expected but my doctor wasn't concerned. The baby had a strong heartbeat. Dates are only an estimate. The ultrasound is used to confirm your actual due date.

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Answered by Jessica0319 - Dec. 11, 2017 5:31am
That's totally normal, 4 days is not much of a difference. You probably just ovulated later. When you base it off your last period that is only accurate if you ovulate on the 14th day of your cycle, a lot of women ovulate later than that. If your whole cycle is normally more than 28 days then that makes sense that it would be a few days off.

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Answered by Amarah - Dec. 7, 2017 10:12pm
I thought I was also 8w2 days and my first US measured 7w1day. Im currently 37 weeks pregnant and baby is perfect. Try not to stress. I was told that a few days either way is considered normal.

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