At this time, the fetus is a little larger and easier to measure. Even dating scans can be inaccurate for the due date, but they are never as inaccurate as using the menstrual period. For instance a dating scan done at 6 weeks could get the date wrong five days either way.
Can a pregnancy scan date be wrong?
It is very common when scanning an early pregnancy to find that the due date does not match the menstrual history. Sometimes the dates can be more than a week off and sometimes even as much as 4 weeks.
Is ultrasound due date accurate?
An ultrasound is actually the most accurate way to date a pregnancy because all fetuses grow at a consistent rate during the first trimester and early second. In other words, if your baby measures 9 weeks 2 days when you have your ultrasound, thats how far along you are, no matter when your last period was.
Which ultrasound is most accurate for due date?
First-trimester ultrasound (ultrasound before 13 weeks and 6/7 days) is the most accurate method to establish or confirm gestation age in pregnancy. First-trimester ultrasound can be performed either trans-vaginally or trans-abdominally.
Can an ultrasound ever be wrong?
By the midpoint of pregnancy, an ultrasound can give you a pretty good prediction of your babys sex (if you want to know). But it is possible for the ultrasound prediction to be incorrect, and youve probably heard stories about people who have prepared for the boy they saw on ultrasound who was actually a girl.