Baby Measuring Small

posted 9 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

That’s super early to be worrying about the baby being “small”. Sounds more like they’re just dating a week behind where you thought you were. That heart rate sounds great!  When you go in for your anatomy scan (18-20 weeks), then you’ll have a better idea of how your baby is measuring. 


Post # 3
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

It’s more likely your dates are a little out than the baby is measuring small so try not to worry! Hearing a heartbeat at this stage is v positive! 

Post # 4
6605 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

mrsm2017 :  mine measured 6 weeks, just barely, when i thought 8. I started a similar thread at the time.  He’s standing beside me now being a little weirdo. Its hard not to fret about it but you were probably just mistaken in your counting. Positive thoughts!

Post # 5
9828 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

That’s way too early, you likely just have your dates off – it’s okay! A heartbeat is a great sign.

Also, my daughter measured on the small size the whole pregnancy – towards the end they even made me do an emergency ultrasound because they were worried about it. She was born a healthy 7lbs and continues to be more on the petite side even at 7 months old. 

Post # 6
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

mrsm2017 :  it’s likely that the dates are off, but even if they aren’t babies grow at their own pace! My daughter consistently measured ahead and we knew the exact moment of conception because she’s an IVF baby and it was done in lab. She was born 2.5 weeks early and just shy of 7 pounds. Babies are going to do what babies are going to do. 

Post # 7
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

mrsm2017 :  my baby measured a week behind and I knew my dates weren’t wrong because I did iVF. I was worried too, but in time he was only 3 days behind. I was told that it’s so hard to measure accurately at this stage, and one tiny measurement out can throw the age out by a week. The heartbeat is super positive so focus on that. Can you have another scan in a week or two if you are worried? 


Post # 8
3223 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

mrsm2017 :  my current pregnancy I went in at what I thought was 7+1, baby measured 5 days behind (6+3), then I went in a week later at 8+1 and baby measured 8. At around 12 weeks baby was measuring a day ahead. I was quite worried too especially since I had a MC in July. But so far baby is doing great! I’m 18 weeks now. 

Post # 9
7814 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Try not to stress- it’s likely that everything is fine given the excellent heart rate. My baby measured 5 days ahead at one early ultrasound, then 2 days behind, then ahead again…by the end of my pregnancy she was consistently measuring small, but came out perfectly healthy and has packed on the lbs ever since.

Post # 10
2527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Can definitely be normal. With my son I went in thinking I was close to 10 weeks and was actually only 8.5 weeks. I think I ovulated late in the cycle or something because my periods were fairly regular. Your timing was probably just wrong, they’ll go off how the baby is measuring at this point. 

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