This can sometimes lead, if one isn't careful, to unnecessary induction of labor, which can result in unnecessary cesarean section, or delivery of a premature baby, who then requires transfer to a special care nursery.Both these situations are considered largely avoidable.This is where our wonderful ultrasound machines can make a crucial difference.
Naturally, one of the most common questions asked about ultrasound accuracy is: Just how accurate are the due dates that are predicted by an ultrasound?
And as long as the repeat ultrasound shows consistent growth and there are no signs of problems, there is no reason to be concerned if your doctor changes your due date.
It is common that each ultrasound throughout the pregnancy will predict a different due date.
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Every pregnant woman wants to know her due date, and a due date that is calculated from her last menstrual period often doesn't match the due date that is estimated by her first ultrasound (also known as a sonogram).