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Does the fetus double in size after 6 weeks of pregnancy, causing the u/s to be off my two weeks? Anytime after 6 weeks of pregnancy?

Does the fetus double in size after 6 weeks of pregnancy, causing the u/s to be off my two weeks? Anytime after 6 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes and no: Here is a link to a chart of the crown rump length averages: http://www.Babycenter.Com/average-fetal-length-weight-chart as you can see, the crl can double about every 2 weeks. But this doesn't mean the u/s measurement can be off by 2 weeks. The error of the u/s measurement depends on when the u/s is done. Earlier has less error +/-3 days while end of pregnancy error can be very large +/- 2w. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I registered 9wks 6days at my very first u/s (6/25/12) which was after 6wks of pregnancy. Is that right, stating after the 6thwk, fetus doubles size?

I registered 9wks 6days at my very first u/s (6/25/12) which was after 6wks of pregnancy. Is that right, stating after the 6thwk, fetus doubles size?

Yes: You've been asking this same question over and over. What exactly are you trying to understand about it. If you get to the point we can answer more directly. Usually this type of question concerns 2 potential fathers and determining conception date. ...Read more

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I was 9wks 6days on my 1st u/s (6/25/12). Is that correct knowing that the fetus doubles in size after the 6th week of pregnancy? U/s go by ga / fa ?

I was 9wks 6days on my 1st u/s (6/25/12). Is that correct knowing that the fetus doubles in size after the 6th week of pregnancy? U/s go by ga / fa ?

Ultrasound accurate: The most accurate dating will be by ultrasound done between 6 to 10 weeks gestational age. With the information provided. Due date is january 27th. Estimated conception dates are may 1st plus or minus 4 days. ...Read more

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Can fetus be seen in 7th week of pregnancy?

Can fetus be seen in 7th week of pregnancy?

Sometimes: the fetal pole can be seen at 6 weeks but there is some variability. ...Read more

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At what week of a pregnancy is a fetus considered a real live baby?

At what week of a pregnancy is a fetus considered a real live baby?

Philosophical questi: That is not really fully a medical question - various factors come into play based on peoples upbringing and religious/moral beliefs. Some consider conception the beginning of life - some consider the baby only when it reaches the age where it is "viable" outside of mom (somewhere in the 24-26 week gestation). ...Read more

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Could it be harmful to fetus the use of cefurolsine in early pregnancies?

Could it be harmful to fetus the use of cefurolsine in early pregnancies?

Spelling?: I can't find that drug listed anywhere - are you sure of the spelling? Is it the antibiotic cefuroxime? The cephalosporin antibiotics are considered safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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5week fetus dose it have yoke in the sac or is it not a pregnancy any more?

5week fetus dose it have yoke in the sac or is it not a pregnancy any more?

Don't worry: Keep hoping and praying! oftentimes there's a delay in the appearance of the fetal pole. Your gyn will do serial HCG titer and ultrasound to monitor the progress of the fetal development. God bless u friend! ...Read more