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Second 12 week scan today and TERRIFIED 😞

(17 Posts)
eastcoastmum2014 Mon 25-Jul-16 08:51:00

Hi all,
I am having my second 12 week scan this afternoon after my one last week showed the baby was too small for the nucal translucency test. I'm sure I should have been over 12 week at that point but baby measured exactly 11 weeks! Baby had a heart beat and was wiggling around on the scan bit I'm so scared today they will say the baby hasn't grown or has died 😢 has anyone been through this and come through the other side? I didn't have this with my first dd! TIA xx

Laura05 Mon 25-Jul-16 08:53:37

Hi I had this with my DS. They doctors told me I had most likely ovulated a week late which is why I was showing a week behind. If you've seen baby's heartbeat then all is fine.

Honestly don't panic and enjoy getting to see baby again flowers

YorkieDorkie Mon 25-Jul-16 09:05:21

Oh dear they don't half get you in a panic!! All that's happened is your dates are probably a bit out so you thought you were 12 weeks but you're only 11. They do the Nuchal measurements when the baby is 12 weeks because presumably it's just big enough - I went for my 12 week scan at 12.5 weeks but found out that I was only 11.5 weeks! As it happens with a little tickling of my bump, making DD stretch out, she was just able to take a measurement. Everything will be fine OP! This isn't bad news smile it's just not an exact science!

ChorusLine69 Mon 25-Jul-16 09:08:23

This happened to me too. I was very sure of my dates but when I went for the appointment they said that I was only 11 weeks not 12 ( as I has been convinced I was)

When I went back the following week for the scan, all was absolutely fine and I'm now almost 40 weeks. So as the above poster said it could just be that you ovulated later.

Hope all goes well.

smellsofelderberries Mon 25-Jul-16 10:39:08

Just wanted to wish you luck for today OP, I'm sure your little one is doing fine and you just ovulated a bit later. I'm a late ovulator myself and would always have to let the sonographer know little one wouldn't match my LMP dates. Let us know how you get on flowers

MagpieCursedTea Mon 25-Jul-16 10:43:05

I was the same, I only measured 10+5 so too small for testing. I was sent back 2 weeks later and baby had grown as expected.
All the best!

Whatsername17 Mon 25-Jul-16 10:50:49

This happened to me but in reverse - from my last period I should be 12 weeks 5 days but I'm actually 14+3 - I've had 3 scans so I know that I'm further along than my period suggests. I ovulated early. Also, the embryo can take between 5 and 10 days to implant. Try not to worry and enjoy seeing your baby again xx

eastcoastmum2014 Mon 25-Jul-16 16:05:54

Thanks everyone, scan showed baby measured 12 weeks 4 days which is about right from the last scan, healthy heart beat and due Feb 2nd 😁 I must have ovulated late! Thankyou everyone for your support it really helped flowers

Whatsername17 Mon 25-Jul-16 16:59:31

Congratulations x

smellsofelderberries Mon 25-Jul-16 17:15:24

Fantastic news!! These little ones do like to keep us on our toes don't they? grin

eastcoastmum2014 Mon 25-Jul-16 17:19:57

They really do!! Xx

YorkieDorkie Mon 25-Jul-16 17:48:20

Brilliant OP! Congratulations flowers now relax!

MagpieCursedTea Mon 25-Jul-16 17:49:30

Great news!

thecatsarecrazy Mon 25-Jul-16 18:43:36

Congratulations. You are due a few days before mesmile. My first scan is next Monday

LBNM19 Mon 25-Jul-16 22:46:03

Congratulations xx

bumblebee86 Tue 26-Jul-16 10:16:50

Congratulations! flowers

eastcoastmum2014 Tue 26-Jul-16 12:51:46

Good luck for your scan thecatsarecrazy!! Its so amazing seeing them wiggle about 😍

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