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Fundal height is 4 weeks more than my due date but baby measuring 2 weeks smaller than my due date, what does this mean?

Fundal height is 4 weeks more than my due date but baby measuring 2 weeks smaller than my due date, what does this mean?

It means little: Fundal height generally approximates but does not always correlate to the actual gestational age. The measurement that you describe, I am assuming, is an ultrasound that is also an approximation. ...Read more

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Is it true that only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date?

Is it true that only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date?

Little higher: It actually used to be closer to 10%, but with more scheduled inductions and C-sections at around 39 weeks, the actual number has dropped below that 10%. I doubt it has dropped as low as 4% though. I certainly have not seen a number that low yet, but I'm sure it's headed that way. ...Read more

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What percentage do first time moms have their babies on there due date?

What percentage do first time moms have their babies on there due date?

About 15%: About 15% of first-time moms will actually deliver on their due date. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 2 days past my due date n want to drink to help with pain.will it show up in my babies n my system?

I am 2 days past my due date n want to drink to help with pain.will it show up in my babies n my system?

Better pain treatmen: There are better pain treatments than feeling the need to drink alcohol to make the pain go away. You could try exercise, yoga or any other treatments your doctor would recommend. To answer your question, alcohol would show up in your bloodstream for a few hrs after ingesting. ...Read more

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At 30 weeks baby is measuring 2 weeks behind in belly, femur, and head ! Is my due date wrong or am I just having a small baby ?

At 30 weeks baby is measuring 2 weeks behind in belly,  femur,  and head ! Is my due date wrong or am I just having a small baby ?

Detailed evaluation: It would be inappropriate for us to answer this without more detail. Schedule a follow up visit with the doctor providing your prenatal care. They can go through the ultrasound findings in detail with you to design a care plan that is right for you. They can also suggest a maternal fetal medicine consultation if that is indicated. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 32 weeks. Due date was Sept 12th and changed to Sept 10th. Does this mean I conceived earlier or is it based off babies measurements?

Ultrasound at 32 weeks. Due date was Sept 12th and changed to Sept 10th. Does this mean I conceived earlier or is it based off babies measurements?

Measurements: Your first due date was likely based on your last period or some very early ultrasound measurements. Both are fairly inaccurate. As you progressed, your due date was refined based on later measurements. Remember, though, doctors (like anyone) are not great at predicting the future. Only about 5% of babies are born on their due date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Besides an incorrectly calculated due date, what does it mean if I am measuring small?

Besides an incorrectly calculated due date, what does it mean if I am measuring small?

What did your OB say: Either the measurement is incorrect or the baby is small for dates or u do not have enough amniotic fluid, or the baby could be fine, your OB can order an ultrasound that would be the standard of care so u know for certain ! measuring is just a rough estimate. ...Read more

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Dr told me on 4/24 that my baby was measuring 7w/5d fetal age fr the u/s and gave me a DD of 12/7. Shouldn't my due date be 30w/1d fr 4/24?

Dr told me on 4/24 that my baby was measuring 7w/5d fetal age fr the u/s and gave me a DD of 12/7. Shouldn't my due date be 30w/1d fr 4/24?

Calculating length: 40 weeks is the length attributed to pregnancy. This is'counted' from the first day of your last menstrual period. If you were 7 and 5/7 on 4/24 then 30 and1/7 makes you just shy of 38 weeks, not 40 weeks. ...Read more