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measuring smaller on 2nd ultrasound compared to first..should I worry?

I  had my 1st at 18 weeks and measured exactly 18 weeks now I had my 2nd because the 4 chambers of the heart were not seen clearlyand I aam measuring 5 days behind..is this something to worry about>?
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Was the ultrasound done in your dr's office? Did you talk to your OB right after the u/s? And more importantly, did they see the 4 chambers this time?

I would definitly ask the dr about the measurements.
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The ultrasound was done at the hospital the 1st time and at the off site medical center this time..the tech said everything looked good and my ob/ would get the report in a few days..the 4 chambers were seen and the heart is fine..
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If the u/s were done at two different sites then I wouldn't worry too much since it was two different machines doing the measuring. That is not to say that it is wrong and your baby is not measuring 5 days behind, just to say that there could be room for error there. If there was anything to worry about, I am sure that the tech woudl have made sure that your dr got the report alot sooner than a few days. HOwever, I strongly beleive that if you are worried you should never hesitate to call your OB youself and discuss it with him/her. Just tell them what you noticed at the ultrasound and ask if you should be concerned.

BTW, did you find out what you are having?
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A BOY!!! We have 2 girls..
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I agree with Kassimom. My OB has told me a date range of 7 days that you have where u/s's can be off and especially if they were done at different places. I wouldn't worry, but if you're like me, call your OB and talk with them about it! And congratualtions!!!! How exciting!!!! When is your due date?
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CONGRATS!!! I am really hoping my little peanut is a boy too!

Call your OB, and let us know how everything goes!

Best of luck to you!
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I had two u/s early on with my daughter that were like 4-5 days aoart and it wasn't a big deal.  In fact, they say later in pregnancy, there is a big margin of error - so don't worry, you're fine!
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