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    Default Major differences between mine and my sisters Ultrasounds.

    My sister is 16 and is currently 10 weeks 4 days. I am 21 and 9 weeks 4 days.
    This is my Bub at 8 weeks 4 days.


    This is her Bub 9 weeks 3 days.

    She went for an ultrasound 2 days ago and the baby hadn't changed (her second ultrasound was at the hospital). I showed my cousin whose a nurse her ultrasound and she said for her sake the dates better be off (she thinks mine are out too). I think the reason her baby looks like this is because of the amount cannabis, alcohol and cigarettes she's doing. Has anyone else had a similar ultrasound at 9 weeks?
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    I am no expert on ultrasounds,but usually i receive a report with mine with information such as the estimated age of the baby. The substance abuse definitely is not healthy for any pregnancy, though. I hope your sister has good support and obstetric care, given her age and other problems - all the best for both of you.

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    sometimes, and im no expert, it can be due to dates being wrong, angle of the ultrasound, position of the baby, shape of the uterus as well as many other things. its not necessarily substance abuse that has caused a difference in appearance, although a pregnancy free of those issues would be highly desirable.

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    It looks like your sister's ultrasound is of poorer quality, was it taken at the same place?
    I agree with the above it doesn't necessarily mean anything as there's so many factors that weigh in when it comes to the quality of an ultrasound image BUT that said your sister should be worried she should see this as a warning, she doesn't obviously understand what harm she is doing to her baby you need to step in tell her your concerns show her the ultrasounds, she is risking her and her baby's health... she thinks caring for a baby is hard it will be harder to care for a disabled baby.
    I hope wish you both the best 🌻

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    Yours is zoomed in more and clearer than hers plus the baby is in a different position. Wouldn't the measurements show the gestational age of the baby?

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    I think yours looks further ahead than 8 weeks and hers looks a little behind, but they should have the measurements on there somewhere correlating to gestational age xx

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    You shouldn't be comparing ultrasounds, if the doctor had a problem with the way your sisters baby looked he would say something to her.
    My obgyn has two offices and he prefers one ultrasound machine over the other, he says is clearer and more accurate, maybe that's what's happening here.
    Please stop comparing so early, you will spend your whole life comparing the two when they come out so try to stop it during pregnancy

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    Mine looked like your sisters at 8 weeks. I think you got lucky you got a great shot of your bubba. I hope she starts taking better care of herself and bubba though.

    But like others said, stop comparing. You will damage your relationship with your sister. Either call her on her substance abuse, or let it go. The little comments etc will just make her bitter without getting the message across (not saying that's what you've been doing, just that it could happen).

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    Thanks for the responses. To clear a few things up the gestational age of both is a week more then the age given so at the moment my sisters gestational age is 12 weeks 3 days mine is 11 weeks 4 days. My sisters ultrasound was taken at the radiology department of the Orange hospital while mine was taken at Clear Imaging in Wagga. My sisters doctor has told her that she needs to stop the drugs as she has just had another ultrasound showing very little change to the one above. The doctor has told her that the full amount of damaged the drugs are doing should show up by her 16 week scan. FACS has been given 4 separate reports on her as she wouldn't listen to her mother, our father, myself or her grandparents on the subject. Her doctor is making her do the 12 week Down syndrome scan because he thinks it's very likely to come back positive.

    Also it wasn't me comparing the ultrasounds it was her. She wanted to know why my baby looked different to hers I just asked. I'm afraid as far as it goes she knows the drugs are doing damage but she won't stop. At last count she was doing up to 10 joints a day to deal with her morning sickness not to mention she went to a party the other night and her friend told me that she was drinking quite heavily even after her friends told her not to.


 

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