Can I Be Further Along

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Nervousmommy2b - October 9

Hello ladies. I am according to my dr, 11 weeks 6 days. I know my last period was on July 6th, so according to my calculations I would be 2 weeks further along. She made is sound like my last peroid was July 18th. She did and ultrasound at 6 weeks when I thought I was 8. She said by the size of the baby it was only 6 weeks. Is there any way she could have been wrong and that I am further along? I don't get another ultrasound until Nov. 19th, when they try to find out the s_x. Can you request and ultrasound or not? This is my first baby so I don't really know how this all works, lol. Does your due date change throught your prergnancy? Thanks everyone!


sarah21 - October 9

Well it depends on the length of your cycle. If you have a 28 day cycle then you'd be due about April 11th. Your due date can fluctuate a bit during your pregnancy based on measurements of the baby, and the due date is just a rough estimate anyway. At this point, I wouldn't worry about it. And generally, you will get a set number of ultrasounds unless something is wrong, especially if you have insurance that is picking up the tab.


Happymommy - October 9

It depends on when you ovulated--sometimes you can ovulate early or late and not at 14 days into your cycle. I was a week further than I thought with this pregnancy . Usually the early ultrasounds can give a pretty accurate date--so if it said 6 weeks at your ultrasound that is likely right. Congrats on your pregnancy, hope all goes well for you!


ChattyKathy - October 9

She could be talking about gestational age (counting from ovulation) instead of counting from your last menstral period. It can make things confusing when people dont specify as most people go according to lmp. Most doctors don't let you request ultrasounds. Its really not necessary unless something is wrong, although its neat to see! Your due date will usually change, and it gets less accurate the farther along you are (up to two weeks off). Your best bet is to stick to the date your last mentrual cycle tells you should be your EDD.



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