But there's one condition, which mainly affects women, that you rarely hear a whisper of: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).I'd never even heard of it until last year, when one of my best friends took an overdose and ended up on a mental health ward.Gestional Age Gestational age can be estimated based on measurements of specific structures.These measurements vary depending on when the scan is performed, as does the accuracy of the estimation.Borderline Personality Disorder – which is, perhaps more helpfully, also known as Emotionally Unstable or Emotional Regulation Personality Disorder – is a relatively rare mental health condition, affecting around one per cent of the population, but 75 per cent of those with the diagnosis are women."At the core of BPD really is a difficulty in regulating emotions, meaning that someone with BPD can find emotions overwhelming, out of control, or always changing," explains psychotherapist Imi Lo, who specialises in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.The crown-rump length should be measured in a sagittal plane and should not include either the yolk sac or a limb bud.Between 14 and 26 weeks, biparietal diameter (BPD) is usually most accurate, with a variation of 7 to 10 days.
The procedure is a standard part of prenatal care in many countries, as it can provide a variety of information about the health of the mother, the timing and progress of the pregnancy, and the health and development of the embryo or fetus.
Lottie was 24 when she was diagnosed with BPD; talking about it a year on, she tells me: "At the time, I was adamant about ending my life.
I couldn't deal with the rollercoaster in my head; I always felt like I never truly belonged, like my friends and relatives would have been better off without me." It's not an easy thing to hear, as a friend, but I know it must be an even harder feeling to live with.
Measurements in the beam axis are more accurate than those made across the axis. Crown-Rump Length (CRL) and femur length) should be measured across the axis.
The earliest measurement of gestational age taken in pregnancy should usually be accepted as the definitive assessment, subsequent examinations reflecting only fetal growth in the intervening period.