(Closed) Sonogram Questions

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee

My sonogram tech also told me she saw a cyst on my uterus but she said they’re nothing to worry about and go away on their own.  I think it has because I haven’t heard anything about it since.  Not sure about the timing issue. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Due dates really don’t matter. It’s all an estimate based on measurements which aren’t typically accurate. Two days is nothing. I thought you were going to say two months. That’s something to worry about. Honestly, when you have questions, ask while you’re there. The doctors or techs know more than any of us could. We’re not experts, just people who’ve read some books or Googled.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

The due date is based on conception – you just give them the date of your last period so they can estimate when you were ovulating – but it’s a really rough estimate.  My due date changed by over a week after my ultrasound.  I ovulated rather late when she was conceived I guess.  But also remember these are estimates, they’re not going to be able to give an exact due date but the ultrasound should be a better estimate than the day of your last period.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Funny…my due date is the 9th also

Here is how it works. The old school way was using the day of your last period, because they didn’t know when you actually ovulated and conceived. (Didn’t have the technology) When you get your ultrasound, they measure the fetus and that gives them the exact age. Using the online things use a standard cycle of 28 days and thus predict when you would have ovulated. So that is why the “reality” may be different that the online due date…..because the online calculator uses the same numbers for everyone. But we all have a different cycle length and ovulate at different times…some may ovulate on day 15 while someone else may ovulate on day 17.

I have heard that the cyst came from the ovary that you ovulated from to make this baby. A cyst it formed and I think I heard it does something to keep you from ovulating again. It’s called a “Corpus Luteum”.And I heard it goes away a few months in. Here’s a link to some info

http://www.justmommies.com/articles/corpus-luteum.shtml

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When they first estimate your due date, they add 40 weeks to the date of your last period. However, this is a rough estimate and assumes a 28 cycle with you ovulating on day 14. When they did the sonogram, they might have determined that instead of 9 weeks, 3 days, your uterus/baby was measuring at 9 weeks, 1 day, (ie your last period was Dec 31, but you ovulated on day 16, not day 14) and adjusted your due date accordingly.

Post # 7
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t worry about the cyst.  They happen all the time (it is possible that it is left over from when you last ovulated).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My due date changed too based on our first ultrasound.  She said Sept 29th when we met in her office, but after seeing the ultrasound she changed it to Oct 2nd based on how the little one was measuring. 

Personally, I’m happy to get a later due date.  I figure it gives me a little more cushion to go past the due date before people start talking induction…

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My due date changed 3x while I was pregnant and always up or down by a day or two. I wound up a few days later than the latest of the due dates they gave me.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The CRL of the baby compared to my LMP date was about 6 days off, but I’m still sticking with my LMP date.  

I also had a cyst show up and the OB said its actually more common to have one then not have one.  I asked if there was some point during the pregnancy that I should expect it to be gone, and he said really, they only get concerned if its still there after the baby is born.  

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I was 11 weeks and 4 days when I had my first ultrasound. The baby was measuring 11 weeks and 2 days. The doctor told me not to worry about it and that 2 days was not a big deal. My EDD is the same.

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