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March 4th, 2005, 04:33 PM
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First off, I want to introduce myself. My name is Steph and I am due with my first little angel on August 10th. I have been all over trying to find answers or other people that have gone through this. Let me explain:

I am supposed to be 17w2d today. Yesterday I had my 2nd ultrasound, where the baby measured 15 weeks. My doctor seemed concerned, because at my first ultrasound 8 weeks ago, the baby was measuring exactly what it should have been. Why now would it be 2 weeks behind?? Has anyone else had this happen but still came out with positive results? I'm worried sick.

My doctor scheduled me for another regular 4 week checkup, but he said that he will probably do an ultrasound at every checkup now to moniter the growth.

Since my AFP test came back positive for Spina Bifida, he is sending me to a specialist at the hospital in a couple of weeks for a Level II ultrasound. I'm hoping and praying that the baby goes through a growth spurt by then and everything measures normal.
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March 4th, 2005, 06:25 PM
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My son measured about 2 weeks behind . Mostly his arms and legs. Worried us alot, but when he arrived at 36 weeks he was just A short thing at 17 in. and everything was proportioned correctly. Don't worry yourself to much, my dr. always said 2 weeks measuring behind isn't uncommon. First thing I asked the dr. when he came out was "IS his arms and legs O.K.?" Dr. kinda chuckled and said oh hes tiny but perfect! just have faith.
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March 5th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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U/s are NOT good at measuring fetal height and weight trust me. My daughter measured behind sometimes and hten sometimes she measured ahead. They told me the day before they induced me she'd be 7 lbs 10 oz she was 6 lbs 3 oz. BIG Difference there
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March 6th, 2005, 09:07 AM
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Thank you so much ladies! I've been worrying myself sick about this. I am scheduled to have my level II done this Friday, so hopefully my little peanut will have better measurements then!
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March 6th, 2005, 09:36 AM
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Just wanted to add that my little one was measuring 10 days behind and they ended up shifting my due date. Personally, I don't think that it was possible for me to have conceived at the time necessary for the "new" due date because my periods are extremely regular and that would have had me ovulating 4 days before my period was due and only 5 days before we got the positive test. So, I tend to agree with the other moms that said it isn't all that accurate.
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March 9th, 2005, 03:14 PM
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I have level IIs every 3 weeks. My baby sometimes measures two weeks behind. They never make a big deal of it, I asked the maternal fetal specialist why it was measuring behind and he said that two weeks is "still within the realm of ultrasound error" and it wasn't a concern. I think if it measures 4 weeks or more then there is cause to be concerned but 2 weeks is still in the error field.
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March 10th, 2005, 06:15 AM
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Thanks girls, you've made me feel so much better! I actually stopped worrying when I read your posts I have my Level II tomorrow, so I'm hoping that the baby measures better to at least ease my mind.
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March 11th, 2005, 04:32 AM
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Hi,

I am trusting what these women are telling you about your question because I had the same one.

When I had my US, they told me a EDD of 8/1. The next US it changed to 7/27. My personalized pregnancy newsletter says that would put me at 21 weeks. Yesterday, the Level II showed a gestational age of 20W1D. I'm beyond confused about it and just trust the baby will be here when s/he decides to make a grand entrance. :-)

I know we are both going for some biggies today. I am sending you lots of good thoughts and tons of encouragment as you prepare to walk through this.

Wishing you peace,
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