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What is baby CRL and how to measure it?Discovering the baby's age using CRL and ultrasoundHow to use the crown-rump length calculator?How to calculate gestational age with crown-rump length?FAQs

Our crown-rump length calculator is the most accurate way to assess embryonic and fetal age and the duration of early pregnancy.

Our tool will help you calculate the gestational age from CRL; we'll also talk about how accurate is an ultrasound in determining the age of the fetus at different stages of the pregnancy. 👶

Read on to find out even more:

  • Discover the CRL meaning.
  • Figure out details of the CRL ultrasound. 🏥
  • Learn how to calculate gestational age with crown-rump length.
  • Take a look at the CRL measurement chart.

We try our best to make our Omni Calculators as precise and reliable as possible. However, this tool can never replace a professional doctor's assessment. If any health condition bothers you, consult a physician.

What is baby CRL and how to measure it?

CRL stands for the crown-rump length — the distance measured from the top of the head to the buttocks of an embryo (up to the 8th week after the conception date) or a fetus (8-14th week of the pregnancy).

Why do we use it? 🤰🏾

To put it short: The CRL is used to determine the gestational age in the early stages of pregnancy. It's the most efficient way to find out your baby's age — the doctor should always compare it to the date of your LMP (last menstrual period).

When do we use it?

Perfect conditions for estimating your baby's age and use of the CRL charts are:

  • Natural conception;
  • CRL measurement between 9+0 and 13+6 weeks of pregnancy;
  • Known last menstrual period;
  • Regular menstrual cycles; and
  • Without the use of the pill or breastfeeding during the previous 2 months.

Discovering the baby's age using CRL and ultrasound

So how exactly does it work? 🤷

Once your pregnancy test came out positive, your head was probably pounding with conflicting emotions and excitement; your next step should be a visit to your OB-GYN (obstetrics (pregnancy) and gynecology (female reproductive health doctor)) to confirm the age of the pregnancy (gestational age).

  1. If your pregnancy is early on, your physician will: 🔅

    • Ask you about the date of the first day of your last period;

    • Perform an ultrasound examination, find the CRL and compare it to the crown-rump length chart; and

    • Perform a full physical examination & take a detailed history.

💡 Visit your gynecologist early on! Late pregnancy measurements are not as accurate as they should be — on top of that, frequent visits to your doctor will make you sure that your baby's safe and sound!

  1. If your pregnancy is more advanced, your physician will: 🔆

    • Ask about your last period;

    • Perform the ultrasound and check the length of your baby's head, bones, and belly – all these values will be then computed using the fetal weight percentile calculator; and

    • Perform a full physical examination, e.g., check the fundal height & take the detailed history.

All this information is then computed, using special equations (usually built-in into the ultrasound machine), and compared against your last menstrual period date.

Look here to find out the specific formulas we used in the CRL calculator.

As a rule:

  • I trimester (first trimester) measurements are used to determine the baby's age and the due date. (you'll find more details in the estimated date of delivery calculator)
  • II + III trimester measurements are used to assess the baby's growth, wellbeing, and rule out the possibility of any diseases or malformations.

How to use the crown-rump length calculator?

Our crown-rump length and gestational age calculator gives you a straightforward answer to your question – enter your CRL measurements into the proper field and await your result; in the format of hours, days, weeks, or mixed!

Our tool contains the functionality of a crown-rump length calculator in cm – you may choose any from 3 different units of the CRL.

Want to know more about the wonderful process of pregnancy? Let's take a tour from the beginning to the grand finale! 🍼 Check our reliable tools from the Gynecology & Pregnancy category.

How to calculate gestational age with crown-rump length?

Here comes the time when we'd like to calculate gestational age from the CRL ourselves (or just replicate our CRL calculator's results 🙃); what's our first step?

  1. Choosing the best equation possible. There are plenty of different formulas that we can use for assessing fetal age.

    We decided to use the corrected Robinson and Fleming equation. The INTERGROWTH–21st Project, an international study of fetal growth, ranked it among the 4 most accurate fetal assessment equations.

    On top of that, this equation is one of the easiest formulas found. 😉

    Gestational age (in days) = 8.052 × √(CRL × 1.037) + 23.73,


    • CRL is given in millimeters (mm).
  2. A second option is to use a special CRL measurement chart; it's definitely easier than calculations but still more troublesome than using our crown-rump length calculator. 🙊

    The crown-rump length chart:

CRL (in mm)

Gestational age (weeks + days)


6 + 0


7 + 1


7 + 6


8 + 4


9 + 2


9 + 6


10 + 2


10 + 6


11 + 2


11 + 5


12 + 1


12 + 3


12 + 6


13 + 1


13 + 4


13 + 6


14 + 1

Hey, we'd like you to know that this particular CRL chart is also based on the already mentioned Robinson and Fleming equation 😀


How do I calculate gestational age by crown-rump length?

To calculate the gestational age of a fetus using the crown-rump length (CRL), you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Multiply the CRL (in millimeters) by 1.037.
  2. Take the square root of the result obtained in step 1.
  3. Multiply the square root value by 8.052.
  4. Add 23.73 to the result obtained in step 3.
  5. That's all! You have now calculated the gestational age of the fetus in days.

What is the gestational age of the fetus if the CRL is 55 mm?

If the crown-rump length of a fetus is 55 mm, the gestational age is estimated to be 12 weeks and one day. The given gestational age is calculated according to the corrected Robinson and Fleming equation, which has been ranked among the four most accurate fetal assessment equations.

How accurate is ultrasound in determining the age of a fetus?

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, ultrasound is the most accurate method to determine or confirm gestational age during the first trimester.

What is CRL on ultrasound?

Crown-rump length (CRL) is the distance measured from the top of the head to the buttocks of an embryo or a fetus. CRL is typically determined through ultrasound and helps determine gestational age in early pregnancy.

Pregnancies over 14 weeks require different kinds of measurements. Try out fetal weight tool. 🤰

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