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A 32-year-old female asked:

to be in the 50th percentile with fetus crl measurements, what does this mean compared to being in the 95th or 5th percentile? (62mm @ 12wk+4days)

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Normal!: This means your baby is exactly the average size for this point in pregnancy. 5th percentile would be on the very small side, and 95th percentile would be quite big. At this point in pregnancy both extremes would make us confirm your due date.

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