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measuring 2 weeks ahead? Scarlet Adelina Martin's Due January 9 (girl); Virginia 17 posts
26th Sep '12

is this common in pregnancy? this is my first so i am all new to this. the doctor said the baby looks very healthy. he said he is going to do another ultrasound in a week and if im still ahead move my due date up.



is this common? advice?



i think i am huge foe 24 weeks!

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
26th Sep '12

Everybody carries differently. Measuring 'ahead' or 'behind' is a bunch of BS. Don't worry about it. :)

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
26th Sep '12

My first measured two weeks ahead, came out at 39 weeks 5 days weighing 9lbs 9oz. My second measured 11 days ahead, came out at 39 weeks 2 days weighing 8lbs 15oz and my third measured a week and a half ahead and came out at 39 weeks 6 days weighing 8lbs 5oz. My first pregnancy I was huge from 15 weeks, second I didn't get big until the end and my third I was big from 20 weeks on.

Scarlet Adelina Martin's Due January 9 (girl); Virginia 17 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting awesomebrandi:" Everybody carries differently. Measuring 'ahead' or 'behind' is a bunch of BS. Don't worry about it. :)"

okay thanks i was a little confused and the doctor didnt care to explain i guess there was a game he had to catch..thinking about getting a new one

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
26th Sep '12

It doesn't mean much. If you have an earlier dating ultrasound and/or know when you ovulate, try to avoid having your due date moved, it will just mean you'll be pressured to induce earlier if your baby isn't born by the new due date (or 1-2 weeks after).



My second was consistently 2 weeks behind (for fundal height) and he was born at 38 weeks, 2 days weighing 7lbs, 7 oz.



My understanding is that changes in fundal height measurements can be reasons to investigate further (if you were measuring ahead and suddenly measure behind by 2 weeks). And it only counts if it is the same person doing the measurement, some people have different techniques that can cause differences in measurements.

Scarlet Adelina Martin's Due January 9 (girl); Virginia 17 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" My first measured two weeks ahead, came out at 39 weeks 5 days weighing 9lbs 9oz. My second measured ... [snip!] ... My first pregnancy I was huge from 15 weeks, second I didn't get big until the end and my third I was big from 20 weeks on."


okay wow thats great news thank you so much! i just dont know how i will handle giving birth to a baby that is that big :D (not saying i know mine willl be 9 lbs)



yea people ask me how far along i am and they are surprised they think im way farther than i am :D

Scarlet Adelina Martin's Due January 9 (girl); Virginia 17 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Roe23:" It doesn't mean much. If you have an earlier dating ultrasound and/or know when you ovulate, try to avoid ... [snip!] ... it is the same person doing the measurement, some people have different techniques that can cause differences in measurements."

oh okay thank you very much. i will def be avoiding the due date change then!! and my two weeks has been pretty consistant for a little while now

H.L.P. Due August 30 (boy); Sparta, Michigan 4 posts
26th Sep '12

I'm 12 weeks and apparently the baby is measuring almost a week bigger then what we expected it should be. But in my situation we were 100% positive when I conceived so there's always a chance I am farther then expected but I'd say if you know when you conceived and everything's been going good this far don't worry. The doctors thought my son was measuring big and was going to be a 10-12 pound baby and he was only 8 11.6 so I wouldn't stress. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. :)

Scarlet Adelina Martin's Due January 9 (girl); Virginia 17 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting H.L.P.:" I'm 12 weeks and apparently the baby is measuring almost a week bigger then what we expected it should ... [snip!] ... was going to be a 10-12 pound baby and he was only 8 11.6 so I wouldn't stress. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. :)"

yea i am almost 100% positive it was 4/5/12, as me and my fiance were planning this pregnancy so we kept track! :D okay that you so much!