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Marquia - posted on 11/09/2015 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I'm suppose to be 10 weeks and they couldn't find my babies heart beat.

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Sarah - posted on 11/13/2015

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With ultrasound you have to look at (or ask the tech) how the pregnancy is being dated. Are they using your LMP or the actual DOC? Your LMP will make the fetal age two weeks greater that the actual date of conception. There is a difference between being ten weeks pregnant and a gestational age of 10 weeks. When you are ten weeks pregnant, you actually have a fetus with a gestational age of roughly 8 weeks. It's two different equations. US can date a pregnancy to within hours of conception, if it is done early and it is a good quality scan. As long as baby is healthy and growing and all looks good, it makes no difference. Your due date "EDC" will be predicted on the US and by your doctor. That date may be anywhere in a ten day range. Ultimately, what is important is the baby's health; the rest of it like hearing the heartbeat and being able to identify gender is a matter of patience.

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Michelle - posted on 11/12/2015

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Your gestation is measured from the beginning of your last period. Your due date is just an estimation anyway. Anywhere between 38-42 weeks is full term as it's impossible to know exactly when the baby was conceived.
Like Sarah said, 1 week out isn't anything to be concerned about.

Marquia - posted on 11/12/2015

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Its just that I wasn't even having sex then to be 11w5d. N no but I saw it flicker on the screen. Heartbeat 150

Sarah - posted on 11/12/2015

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It depends, often the US will date a pregnancy by your LPM. Other US will date it by the actual size of the fetus. Whichever US is using the actual crown/rump measurement to date the pregnancy is the most reliable. In the whole big picture, being off one week will not matter much. Did you hear the heartbeat?

Marquia - posted on 11/12/2015

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so I went for my ultrasound on Wednesday and on top of the U/S it says I'm 10w5 days so today it would be 10w6days. But she said My baby was also measuring like it was 11w5d could my baby be bigger or is the U/S accurate or should I go off the 11w5days what she told me n not the U/S?

Sarah - posted on 11/11/2015

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Marquia D. If you mean did it matter if your bladder was full or not at the time of the exam? No, that would only be necessary for an ultrasound. Fetal heart tones are hard to find on an fetus that tiny even under ideal circumstances. It happened to me with my first born as well. I was 11 weeks and my mom and hubby came along in hopes of hearing the baby. The nurse tried, they doctor tried, nothing. Two weeks later, I heard them on the first try.

Sarah - posted on 11/10/2015

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At 10 week baby is so small and moving all around so much it is hard to find. With two of my kids they could not find it at 12 weeks. Both were fine.

Sarah - posted on 11/10/2015

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Then 10 weeks is no cause to worry, especially if this is your first. It is not uncommon for the heart tones to be heard until 12 weeks. Give it a few weeks. Did the doctor seem concerned? I know it is frustrating when you want so bad to hear that baby!

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