Post # 1
Went for my dating ultrasound and baby was measured 8 weeks 3 days (which is what I calculated from the first day of my last period)… So I was right spot on to the date… On friday I went to the doctor and I was 16 weeks 5 days but the Doctor told me my uterus is high and that its measuring about 18 weeks (my uterus). I asked him if there was a possibility my babes was actually 18 weeks not 17 but he brought up my dating ultraound and said that its accurate and then he left it at that. He didnt seem concerned and I didnt worry but now i’m curious. What could it mean?
Post # 2
I think it’s pretty normal for your fundal measurement to be off by a bit – some people have bigger or smaller babies, sometimes there’s a growth spurt, etc. If your doctor isn’t worried, don’t worry. And yes, dating ultrasounds are more accurate than fundal height measurements.
Post # 3
Pappy8: fundal height has a +/- 2 week window of accuracy. My docs never changed my due date after the initial dating scan. It’s just an estimate anywas an nothing to worry about. My EDD was March 5 based on first scan. should hve been a few days earlier based on conception. DD came 2 weeks early. pretty much my entire pregnancy I measured 3-4 weeks behind with fundal height. My doc was never concerned and always said it was on the low end of normal. I had a healthy, almost 7 lb baby at 38+1 ( at my appt the day before I had her I was measuring 35 weeks.)
Post # 4
Except my docs did a +/-1 week window of accuracy. They never changed my initial date of April 11. I delivered on March 31, so I was a little early (and delivered a 6lb 13oz boy instead of a 7 or 8 pound boy like the doctor guessed).
Post # 5
KatieBklyn: megz06: MrsWBS: Thanks Ladies, I knew there was nothing to be concerned with but since this is our first baby everything is a new experiance. Thanks for your posts.
Post # 6
Pappy8: Ultrasounds while incredibly helpful can’t always be 100% just by the fact that we don’t really know when we conceived. My dating from my LMP said I was 6-7 weeks when I first found out I was pregnant. But I was really only about 5 weeks from my dating ultrasound. We got several due dates, but little miss arrived when she was good and ready.
Post # 7
Pappy8: I always thought measuring my stomach with a little tape measure seemed unscientific!
Post # 8
Yeah the fundal height can be very inaccurate. The early dating ultrasounds are more accurate for sure.
Post # 9
My baby measures a week ahead, but I know for sure when I ovulated and had earlier dating ultrasounds which matched up with ovulation. Babies just grow at different rates, nothing to be worried about. My DH and I are also 6’+ tall, so we expect a big boy!