At my last two OB appointments (34 and 36 weeks along) I was told that I am measuring 1- to 2cm smaller for gestational age.
"You're petite, so it's not surprising," reassured my doctor. "But let's do an ultrasound next week to look at baby's growth."
Next week? That feels like an eternity! As an expectant mother, waiting a week to confirm if everything is OK can certainly be anxiety-filled. So here's a bit of clarity on what it all means.
Gestational age — the age of the baby — is typically calculated from the first day of the mother's last menstrual period. Since the exact date of conception isn't always known, the most accurate gestational age and due date is calculated between the 8th and 18th weeks of pregnancy, using an ultrasound...