- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2018
so, bear with me. I apologise if this doesn’t come out right.
our baby is really small, she measures only 17 weeks at 19 weeks. I’ve done a lot of searching on wedding bee but none of the threads really discuss this, which i find weird but anyway. Also, i’e noticed a lot of American bees seem to get their bellies measured, which is not something i have had at all. In Australia it is routine to have a morphology scan at 20 weeks. This is where a technician measures lots of the baby’s parts; arms, legs , head, heart, stomach. My baby measured symmetrically very small, so everything is in proportion. The doctor who works at the ultrasound place recommended i have an amnio even though my risk for downs was rated as 1:9000 at the nuchal/ maternal serum screen. So i did it. Just waiting on the results.
my question is about due date etc. My OB worked out my due date based on LMP. Does that method assume that a woman ovulated on day 14? I feel like I’ve heard other posters comment that although their due date is x, they actually expect the baby to be born a week later because they ovulated on day 21. At my 12 week nuchal scan the baby was measuring 6 days behind. I ovulated on day 20. Could that explain part of the ‘lag’ now?
what experiences do others have with a small baby finding at 19 weeks? If they find there is no genetic or chromosomal abnormality with the amnio results, it could be an issue with the placenta, in which case there is nothing i would so (termination wise) . I would just hope the baby can make it to a safe age before it is born.
i hope the baby is ‘just small’ and we can get her out alive and with no fatal diseases
at least i can feel her kicking and moving about now, that’s a good sign. Right? .