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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Question.

This is very important & I must have an answer since I've been thinking about it since last week (yes I am being very dramatic).

If baby girl was measuring a week ahead at last week's ultrasound (measuring at my original due date of September 1st), would that technically make me 21w6d, rather than 20w6d??

Or is she just measuring big for the hell of it?

Please tell me. Because a week is crucial in pregnancy land, after all.

13 comments:

  1. nope, you're still 20w6d. Towards the end I was 37 weeks and measured something like 44 weeks, it was insane!

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  2. yeah you are still the same, she is just measuring big, they will tell you if they move your due date. Mine only measured big one time during my pregnancy then worked herself back to normal, until last week at 38 weeks I was measuring 40 :) I've got a big one in there!!

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  3. The baby is just measuring bigger. Most doctors won't change your due date unless you are consistently measuring way more. Some don't even change it at all.

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  4. I think it just means that the baby is considered a little ahead in size. Mine always measured about 2 weeks ahead, but they never changed my due date... boo.

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  5. i dunno i always have been clueless my duaghter has always measured behind and she is tiny.....my son always measured ahead and hes huge ...oh btw since ur having a girl check out my fifis closet blog....i just started it but Im doing a giveaway on it :)

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  6. nope. She was just measuring big. Relax and don't freak out though. Babies grow in spurts. One week she might be ahead and big and wont really grow much for another two weeks while the other kids catch up. Your OB will only change your date if you are always measuring ahead.

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  7. I would say your due date is the same still. Cooper was always 2-3 weeks smaller than the "average" baby at certain weeks that they measured him. However we had him at 37-1/2 weeks and he was 6lbs. So he was still healthy. I think its just what size your baby is. They may catch up later or they may just be a big baby.

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  8. doesn't that part suck? baby measures 1-2 weeks ahead of schedule and no one changes your due date? doctors don't really understand how hung up we moms-to-be get on these numbers!! what REALLY matters is those first two ultrasounds. If baby was measuring ahead then (typically by a week) they will change your due date, as opposed to using the one calculated off of your LMP. If throughout your pregnancy, you consistently measure TWO weeks ahead of schedule, then the team will CONSIDER adjusting your date. Baby Boy M has been 1.5 weeks ahead since week 8 and my old practice never changed it. The new practice refuses to change it unless he's two FULL weeks ahead- so i'll be going in for another US in the third tri to see how much he weighs. If he's still measuring that big, they'll consider adjusting. But they just told me, "just be prepared for anything around that last week of July." How freaking official. Ha!

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  9. your due date is still the same, she just measures big.. I know this because my baby was always measuring big! We ended up being induced a week early because of her side, but our due date was the same. Your due date is based on your date of conception!

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  10. Unless the Dr changes your due date, I would say that she is just measuring big. I was told that after 10 weeks babies grow at a different rate, so the best way to date a pregnancy is by early ultrasound.

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  11. It's still the same, you're just doing a great job growing your baby girl :-)

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  12. You are just the same as you were with your original due date. She just grows at a different pace. Some weeks she will be bigger and then later in the pregnancy she can be "caught up" again. My son always measured 2 weeks bigger and he ended up being a week late. Ya never know with those things. :)

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  13. my baby #4 measured 2-3 weeks ahead...but ur still the same weeks as before...ur dates don't change... all is good!

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