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<p>Had a second ultrasound today. They wanted to redo the 20 week details ultrasound after the baby dated 10 days behind and to check growth and everything. Everything looks fine i guess i'll see if my midwife calls tomorrow afer they get the results.</p>
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<p>Weird thing though is she asked my if i did triple screen and all thoes screening tests..... i was a bit taken aback about why she would ask that. she said they ask everyone that question, but i don't remember ever being aske d that before....?</p>
 

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<p>Your belly pic is so adorable!</p>
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<p>I don't have any experience - the ultrasound tech at the clinic I go to is very forthright and just calls the doctor in if she wants to discuss something (which they discussed in front of me).</p>
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<p>I wouldn't think they would lie to you.  Because clearly, it wouldn't stop you from worrying.  I hope you can call your midwife and get some answers tomorrow.  ((hugs))</p>
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<p>The ultrasound technician, starting at 15 weeks, tried to tell me I'm a week and a half farther along than I know I really am - I wouldn't worry about it.  If you know when you got pregnant, well - even in uterine, babies DO grow at different rates.  My husband is 6'4" - his mother is 6'1".  I'm 5'9".  Weight is another thing.  lol</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ladyzbyrd</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279898/ultrasound#post_16052556"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>even in uterine, babies DO grow at different rates. </p>
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<br><br><p>The farther you get into pregnancy the less reliable measurements are for dating purposes.  I think dates even at the 20 week scan can be off because babies have already started growing based on genetics.  I don't recall the exact dates of when growth is really consistent and useful for dating pruposes, but its early (like before 13 weeks).</p>
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<p>My technician also asked about the quad screening and what the results were.  I now know that this was likely because the renal pelvis (the spot where the ureter joins the kidney) was slightly larger than normal (not even to the flag-able level), and that really large abnormalities is often seen with Down's.  The quad screen blood work is a much more reliable indication of potential problems though, and my risk was super super low so its unlikely that the renal pelvis is anything.  I know its impossible not to worry, but I hope this eases you mind a bit.</p>
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<p>Thanks for the extra info on when genetics kick in.  My first sonogram was at 15 weeks.</p>
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<p>I did the quad screening - especially because I do have a cousin that has William's syndrome (similar to Down).  I'm clear, though!  And so happy!</p>
 

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<p>Perhaps they just started asking everyone that question- but didn't in the past-  Try not to read into it too much :)  I find it interesting that dating isn't that great for 20 week ultrasounds- for us it was the correct estimate for DD's birth (although it was only three days before her EDD, it will be interesting to see what happens with this lo.</p>
 

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<p>well i didn't hear form my midwives today so i kinda assume there was nothing that showed up.... I have an appt next week so we'll talk more then</p>
 
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