I`m 20 and had an unexpected, but no less joyful pregnancy. At 6 weeks I found out, having gone to planned parenthood for birth control. When I got my first sonogram, at a women`s Health clinic (which also does abortion) she said that sac was 17mm. After doing research I found that 17m is around the size of the sac at 9 weeks. I`m confused. I know I didn`t get pregnant earlier. I was a virgin up until May 6th, 2010. I`m now 8 weeks. And I personally feel that my stomach looks more pertruded. But, I can still suck it in and look normal. And you can`t see anything when I`m laying down. I`m normal weight, so I know it`s not extra fat. But, I`m still confused about measurements. I`ve yet to go to another Dr. Money is tight. Is there any suggestions for this? Am I going to have a huge baby?
No, you’re not going to have a huge baby based on that measurement. The 17mm at 9 weeks is an average measurement, so some would measure smaller, some larger. Sounds perfectly normal. Congratulations on your little bundle of joy!
The measurements are estimations and not any indication of a big or small baby yet ~ I would wait til the 12 week scan when they begin to measure the bones specifically before getting concerned Congrats!
The machines at most clinics are not as accurate as what a doc office would have – As Robin said wait until an actual Doctor appt and they will be able to measure more fully what the actualy size is and how it is in comparison – but I am sure that it is normal! Also although your uterus is going to start moving up you really wont notice a difference in the size of your body for a few more week maybe even 2 more months, right now it is literally millimeters