Early ultrasound for pregnancy dating
I was not sure how far along I am because I never had a period after I had my baby at the end of May. I had 2 ultrasounds (one at about 8 weeks and one at about 20 weeks) and both put my due date April 12th. But I'd say that ultrasound due dating at the early stages of pregnancy are pretty accurate.I went in for an ultrasound today to date it and they said I'm 12 weeks and 1 day, and my due date is June 25th. Don't schedule anything big in that window and you'll be fine - just be ready to go! Try using a pregnancy calculator (here's a link to just one I found online, I'm sure there are many: to get an idea of when you are due before you go into the ultrasound.My question is, how accurate are these dating ultrasounds? They are very accuarate, but a baby will arrive when the baby pleases LOL. You have to know the first day of your last period and the average length of your cycles to get the most accurate prediction.My daughter's due date was May 7th and we delived on May 2nd. The reason they measure all of these different things during an ultrasound is because babies predictably grow at the same rate when in early development.My daughter was born 2 days before the original due date, and she wasn't early or late. However, several people told me that at 5 or 6 months, it's really hard to date by ultrasound. The senior midwife had retired and they had someone new running the place, and she figured that since Medicaid would pay for it, if the mother wanted an ultrasound, why not authorize one so she could have it?So I opted for one (I wanted to know the sex this time, too). the later the ultrasound, the bigger the margin of error when it comes to dating.
5 ½ weeks gestation means 5 ½ weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period, which is usually about 3 ½ weeks from the date of conception (confusing, isn’t it!Of course, other milestones like when they heard the heartbeat and when you felt the baby kick and other things will help confirm it. I knew the date, so it was very easy to tell accurately the due date, the contractions started exactly on the due date. They are typically very close and that is why they do the first ultrasound to calculate dates. Dear P.; From my experiences.ultrasound was very accurate.. I thought they were wrong, but they had my due date set and I delivered 3 days early. But yes you have a better chance of going into labor closer to that date. sorry this is late, i was board and looking through old messages..This is very important also if you do not know your LMP and it sounds like after your 6month old was born, your periods were light or never happened. It gave me a due date of the month and date due and by that very day I had, had baby by early morning of same date. I've had two babies and after i delivered #2 a nurse explained something to me that made so much sence. I thought about it and it was closer to 30/31 days or more. but my cycle makes it have something to do with my being prego longer than most.both my girls were a week late and it took 3 days to induce me..
my body just loved being prego and wouldn't give up the girls..
When they saw the discrepancy on the due date (the only abnormality, thankfully), they ordered another ultrasound at the local hospital.