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Really long femur measurement at 21 week scan

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Mich0002 Thu 20-Feb-14 19:46:47

Hi everyone, had a scan yesterday the anomaly one, was 20.6 weeks and femur length was measuring 38.8!! All other measurements were fine for dates, although weight estimated at 1lb already??! Is this normal anyone else had the same?

oohdaddypig Thu 20-Feb-14 19:51:46

Both mine had long femur length at the 20 week scan. But I have very long legs! I would say they still have long legs now.

Are you very tall yourself? I do think measurements are not very precise at a scan!

Mich0002 Thu 20-Feb-14 19:54:15

Hi ya, I'm about 5.7 my husband is 6.5 and although our 7 year old is tall she wasn't quite this long at such a stage in pregnancy and don't remember her being this weight already lol

SecretSquirrel13 Thu 20-Feb-14 20:04:22

If your husband is 6'5 then there is your answergrin

SecretSquirrel13 Thu 20-Feb-14 20:09:22

Have a look here should reassure you that this is within normal range

Mich0002 Thu 20-Feb-14 20:15:16

Thank you smile

oohdaddypig Thu 20-Feb-14 21:14:38

Very tall boy on the way?! Congrats smile

Mich0002 Thu 20-Feb-14 21:21:34

Looks like it doesn't it smile thanks everyone feel a bit better now

Mummytobe2014 Thu 20-Feb-14 21:50:52

I have been told at two of my scans that my boy has very long legs, my dp is 6ft 3 so the sonographer said that makes sense lol...i wasnt given measurements though!

Mich0002 Thu 20-Feb-14 21:57:29

At least I'm not alone lol ;)

Tomkat79 Thu 20-Feb-14 22:09:02

I'm 5'5" and DH is 5'8"...very long legged DD on her way weighing approx 4lb already at 29 weeks....somehow!

phoolani Thu 20-Feb-14 22:13:14

We had a short femur length, which was a bit of an issue because we'd had other markers for genetic problems. Standing with the (trainee sonographer) waiting for a review with the supervisor, trainee, trying to be reassuring I guess, said, well, perhaps she's just short. Are you short? Well, we're both standing next to you, what do you think??! No reassurance for you, sorry, but still makes me laugh.

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