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Baby Boy Ultrasound At 12 Weeks
Unlikely: Most miscarriages occur in the 1st trimester. As long as there are no other risk factors unlikely. All the best. ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Depends on variables: Although the parts may be present it is difficult to be accurate on gender assessment at 12 weeks. In the hands of a skilled tech with a high resolution probe this can sometimes be suggestive. However, it is more reliable around 18-20 wks. Even then, I have seen folks who decorated a nursery based on us have to repaint when baby delivered. ...Read more
Do ultrasounds date from conception or lmp? I.E. If they say baby measures 12 weeks, is that from conception or should that date back to your lmp?
LMP: Dating is based on LMP as that is usually a measurable event. ...Read more
Can a baby hide at 12 weeks in ultrasound or should be clear to see it even if I have retrovired uters?
Easy to see: A 12 week fetus can be easily seen with transabdominal or endovaginal ultrasound. ...Read more
At 12 weeks scan the ultrasound technician saw that the baby has penetrated the empty sac of the vanishing twin. How can this be?
Yes: At 12 weeks the US will show the baby. Congratulations. ...Read more
Is it possible at my first ultrasound at 14 weeks I was really 12 weeks and the baby just measured at 14 weeks. Cant use LMP I didn't have periods (depo?
Please help, how accurate are first trimester ultrasound and how many days are they usullly off? How accurate are 1st trimester ultrasounds. I'm trying to figure out if I should keep my baby or move forward with getting a abortion. After my ultrasound I
First: First trimester ultrasounds are accurate to within a few days. They are more accurate than an estimate based on your last period, especially if you aren't sure when that period was. ...Read more
I recently had a transvaginal ultrasound done & it said I'm 12 weeks & 5 days is it okay that the baby measures 11.3 cm? Is that too big or too small?
Fine: The ultrasound dating of a pregnancy is based on the fetal measurements so, if the ultrasound dating agrees with your dating based on your last menstrual period, the baby is just the right size. Remember, however, that babies gain most of their weight in the third trimester and that is when you see the greatest difference between large and small babies. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more
M 12+ weeks pregnent my first baby after 4 yrs marriage I did ultrasound n told that heartbeat n baby is fine but his head not developed yet ist ok?
?: Not sure what they are saying. Speak directly to the doctor. And get a copy of the ultra sound report. Start here ...Read more
Mass identified on ultrasound near intestines low/mid right side of abdomen. What would MRI show vs ultrasound? Had baby 12 weeks ago.
My baby has got a fetal heart rate of 79 bpm! I am 12 weeks along! The nurse practitioner did not schedule a follow up ultrasound! What do I do?
Fetal heart rate: Fetal heart rate is very variable. Call your obgyn and schedule an appointment for 3 months follow-up. ...Read more
I had a 12 week ultrasound doctor didn't say much just that the baby was moving around and had long legs? Is having long legs at 12 weeks normal
Non issue: What about the rest of the study? If the legs are proportionate to other extremities, then no biggie. Movement is good. Maybe the baby will be a big delivery. Follow up with your doctor. It doesn't sound like something to worry about ...Read more
How accurate are ultrasounds at 12 weeks. Is it possible to be twelve weeks pregnant and bby measure at 14 weeks?
Very: A technically good scan by a proficient sonographer or physician will be accurate to less than 1 week in the first trimester. If a 12 week scan is technically good and is interpreted correctly, it should not be possible to be off by that much; meaning the ultrasound dates are likely correct. ...Read more
I was worried I was pregnant so paid for external ultra sound at what would be 12 weeks. No baby found... Could I still be pregnant?
I only had sex once 9 weeks ago, the week before period. So would be 12 weeks. Ultra sound shows no baby, can I still be pregnant? Worried!
Possible: Have serum pregnancy test done as well as get it checked for tubal pregnancy. ...Read more
I am currently 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I had an emergency dnc done in april at 12 weeks because there was no heart beat. I'm very anxious to hear this little ones heart beat so my question is when can I see and hear the babys heart beat via ultrasoun
If u have an ultrasound at 12 weeks and it comes back saying u are 12 weeks + 4 days - is that enough of a difference to move up your due date?
Depends: It depends on how much different there is from the due date calculated by the first day of the last period. If the difference is less than 7 days, we usually wouldn't change the due date. If more than 7 days, we usually would except in rare situations where we are 100% sure of the conception date. ...Read more
Can an ultrasound at 12 weeks be off by 3-4 weeks? If u were 12 weeks, and its showing measurements of 8-9 weeks than your due date would surely change
Sono was not off: The ultrasound was not, "off", your dates were! The ultrasound will be used to recompute your dates. ...Read more
Nuchal Translucency: Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more
How well is conception date accuracy with ultrasound at 12 weeks? My LMP started on nov.28, 2011 lasting five days. I had an ultrasound on jan.17, 2012 counting me at 7 weeks and 1 day, then another ultrasound on feb.21, 2012...Counting me at 12 weeks exa
The: The ultrasound dating now is remarkably accurate. There can be discrepancies in the dates that the patient has from the date of menstrual period, but the ultrasound dating is remarkably accurate based on the "crown rump length" of the fetus, which is the measurement of the baby from the crown of the head to the tip of its bottom, the development of the heart, and other vital organ which can already be identified by ultrasound dating. A 12 week ultrasound date should be very accurate. ...Read more
I'm due aug 30th according to ultrasound at 12 weeks, 1st ultrasound at 6 weeks said due date aug 29th, my LMP nov 18 need my conception date range?
Early US: Early ultrasounds are very accurate. Your 12 week ultrasound and 6 week ultrasound are within a week of each other. Hence your due date is based on your early ultrasound. ...Read more
I'm due aug 30th according to ultrasound at 12 weeks, 1st ultrasound at 6 weeks said due date aug 29th, my LMP nov 18 need my conception date range :)?
US dates: The ultrasound dates are most accurate. If the us at "6 weeks" estimated that the baby was actually 6 weeks. You likely conceived about 4 weeks before that date. ...Read more
Less variability: There is very little difference in size between different 6-8 week embryos. Therefore there is less uncertainty of their ages. The further along the pregnancy gets, the greater the manifestations of individual differences. So a fetus that will be 9 lbs at birth will look bigger than one destined to be 6 lbs. ...Read more
Ultrasound dates: Generally speaking, ultrasound evaluation with reported dates in th 9 week range are accurate to within 4-5 days. Unless you only had sexual intercourse around the 12 week timeframe (or had in-vitro fertilization), the ultrasound dates are more accurate than dates from the patient;s menstrual history. ...Read more
How accurate are ultrasounds at 12 weeks? On march 4 I was told 13w when I should've been 12w based on LMP. She said it could a week off
Fairly accurate: In general when approximating due dates the earlier the ultrasound the better and most accurate, if you had normal periods prior to pregnancy, I would use your due date from you lmp. Further investigation is usually warrent at 12 weeks if your us edc is more than 1.5 weeks difference than the LMP on us at 12 weeks, good luck ...Read more
Much more than: Later in gestation. First trimester ultrasound is most accurate at estimating gestational age within 5-7 days (depends on the center). It trails off after that. General rule: 2nd trimester scans for dating are +/- 14 days and 3rd trimester is the least accurate (+/-21 days). ...Read more