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Hi, I am now 8 weeks pregnant. At the 6 week ultrasound the sac measured 5.1mm, yesterday at week 7 and 6 days it measured only 6.1 ( almost a week behind). I am 36 and this is my second pregnancy. Lost my first at 17 weeks due to an incompetent cervix. MY amnio at the time had 100% result. I am concerned because My OBGYN seemed concerned that delayed growth might signify a choromosomal defect. The heart beat was strong and within normal limits. Any suggestions for a nervous mommy?
Some pregnancies can often be dated a few weeks back then thought, sometimes its just completely normal, and just developing at a slightly slower rate, and can even quickly catch up and outrun there original dates. So dont worry too much if u can help it...
Chances are he/she will catch up soon enough. A nice strong HB is a good sign!
It doesnt always mean a problem, although I am certain your Dr. will carefully watch. More times then not it means you are a bit off on your dates. Is that a possibility? I wish there was something to tell you besides wait and see. I know, that is the worst. But, keep in mind that just because you had one pregnancy with a chromosonal issue, it does not necessarily mean your second will be that way. Please keep us posted, and I wish you well.
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