Post # 1
Last week at 7w4d I went for my first ultrasound. I had had a previous missed miscarriage at 13 weeks so my Dr decided to send me for an earlier ultrasound this time.
At the ultrasound baby measured perfectly at 7w5d with healthy heartbeat of 152.
This week at 8w2d I was having a bit of pain (I thought it was a uti). So I went to a walk in clinic. Even though I’d just had the ultrasound that Dr thought it best I go for a repeat because my side was hurting a bit.
At the ultrasound the radiologist said the heart beat was 164. I was so pleased since it must obviously be doing well if it’s increasing.
Well the dr just called and said that the baby is measuring 6w4d. Is this possible?? How did it get smaller? I’m so scared and my Dr’s office is closed.
He said it was possible it was not good equipment or the radiologist misanalyzed it. But to be 2 weeks off from where I should have been at that point??
Has anyone had a similar experience? I’ve been googling and can’t find anything.
Post # 2
Seems like someone measured wrong at some point. When was your last menstrual period??
Post # 4
babe is so small at this point even a millimeter can make a difference. They may have just mismeasured.
Post # 5
Hi! Same thing happened to me. I was so dissapointed when I learned that I was pushed back 2 weeks, as they couldn’t use my LMP since they said it was irregular, therefore, they went by the measurements. I am now 22 weeks along, and the past couple ultrasounds, the baby has been measuring a week ahead. I have no clue if I will make it to my due date, a part of me believes I am really 2 weeks ahead, but I changed OBGYN and she hasn’t disputed the new due date. But the baby is so far growing and has passed all tests for genetic abnormalities. In the scheme of things I’m not sure how important it will be if I measured 2 weeks behind. There’s not too much information out there!
Post # 6
I think they mismeasured. Was it vaginal or abdominal. I know those make a serious difference.
Post # 7
happy2bee : pinkcorsage :
that’s what I’m hoping for! They were both transvaginal
thanks for the reassuring story 🙂
I spoke with a midwife (my GP hasn’t gotten back to me yet). She said that since they were done in different labs with different equipment that could very well account for the different measurements. I’m just hoping since the heartbeat is strong and in line with where baby should be that the second ultrasound was just a mismeasurement!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
Scans, even in late pregnancy when baby is big can be off 10 to 15%. Heartbeat was good so it’s probably fine. I might get another scam at the same place and with the same tech as the first one to be sure.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
Sounds like human error…especially since you went to two different places!
If it makes you feel any better, they thought my niece was 11lbs and in distress so they performed an emergency c-section on my SIL 20 days before her due date. Turned out she was only 9lbs and just REALLY chill in the womb…so then the doctor who performed the c-section started joking as to whether or not they should ‘put my niece back’.
At your stage in the game, a strong heartbeat is what matters most. But by all means, get another scan to clear your mind 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
Different place, different equipment, different measurement. An embryo can’t shrink in size, that’s impossible. That’s a great strong heartbeat, there’s nothing to worry about 😀
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! Im feeling a lot better. My GP called late yesterday and said the same. I’m a bit turned off by ultrasounds right now but she insisted that she wants me to go again next week to be safe (and to the same place I went the first time)
To add to the errors from the 2nd ultrasound…. my due date is supposed to be sept 2017 but the radiologist wrote may 2014 lol!!!
Post # 12
Sounds like maybe they wrote a 6 instead of an 8. Probably a silly mistake. FX!