Post # 1
Sorry for the kinda boring post–just wondering if anyone has any insight or similar experiences.
At my 8 week appointment, the doctor could feel my uterus above my pubic bone. I felt it, too. Everything I read, though, says that doesn’t happen till around 12 weeks. I was 8 weeks then according to my dating ultrasound, but according to my LMP (I am irregular–I have PCOS) I was about 11.5 weeks.
Could I be farther along than the ultrasound showed? Has anyone had any experience with those being inaccurate? Or has anyone felt their uterus when they were actually only 8 weeks?
Post # 2
my dating ultrasound was spot on to the day… i went in at 8 weks 3 days and thts exactly what it calculated.
Post # 3
Dating ultrasounds are generally accurate +/-6 days. So if it said you were eight weeks, you could really be more like 8w6d. But there’s a huge difference between what a baby looks like at eight weeks and eleven weeks, so it’s unlikely you would have measured that much smaller if you were really closer to 11 weeks. Everyone’s body accommodates a growing uterus differently though! Sounds like yours just popped early. 🙂
Post # 4
My dating ultrasound was off by one day from when I know I ovulated – I know they can be off by a few days, but likely not as much as 3 weeks! Doesn’t your uterus grow at a faster pace during your second pregnancy, though – kind of like it already knows the drill, so it gets the show on the road sooner than the first time around? Maybe that’s why you can already feel it.
Post # 5
My dating ultrasound the first time was off by a week. But the reason they do them is because they are more accurate then blood tests and LMP calculations. Is this second baby? I would be more opt to trust the ultrasound. You probably ovulated late.
Post # 6
Yes, it’s my second pregnancy, so I do think my uterus is growing more quickly this time. I definitely don’t think it’s off by the full 3 weeks. My cycles are long (but totally irregular — I nver know anything!) so I’ sure I didn’t have a normal 28-day cycle — but I was thinking the ultrasound might have been off by 5 – 7 days or so…. Sounds like that’s possible, but not too likely. Oh well, just the random wonderings of a pregnant lady! 🙂 Thanks all for your responses.
Post # 7
I thought early ultrasounds were very accurate with regards to the due date.
I sometimes wondered if my due date was accurate (only because I was induced with no labor signs at all at 41w and they had previously moved my EDD up by 3.5 weeks and my baby was small compared to both me and my husband as babies and our sizes now) but both of my ultrasounds at 16w and 20w were very close with their EDD and they told me at that stage they were still pretty accurate. I thought the earlier the ultrasound the more accurate it is. I never had an earlier ultrasound. I had what I thought was a period so that is why my original EDD based on LMP was so off, I think it was implantation bleeding or a result of that being my first month off of BCP.
I think this is because it’s your 2nd pregnancy, you usually show earlier.
Post # 8
Mine was a tad off – baby measured 7 w 6 days, but based on O date I was 8 weeks 1 day. In any event it was like a 2 day difference, and the doc thinks its just measuring small.
Post # 9
stillme: I am 11 weeks with my second pregnancy and my uterus popped up at about 6 weeks. It’s been kind of nice because I don’t have to pee as much as I did with my first.