Silly question about how far along I am

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@TillyBilly:  You should calculate from the first day of your last period. I work for an obstetrician and this is how we work it out before an official dating scan.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@TillyBilly:  Congrats!

Yes, I know it seems strange, but that’s how the O/Bs calculate the pregnancy.

This site is really fun to check out: http://www.pregnology.com/due-date.php?cycle=28&month=1&day=01&year=2013&o1=2&omonth=12&oday=06&oyear=2013

On the right, enter your LMP date or your conception date (if you know when you ovulated) and it shows you what week you are and the development stage the baby is…so cool!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Congratulations! The reason they use LMP to date a pregnancy is because many/most women are not like you who know exactly when they conceived. Dating by the last period gives everyone an even enough baseline by which to date a pregnancy, although dating by your last period isn’t that fair either because some women have much longer periods than others. Still, it’s the best they have at this time. 

When you have a dating scan at the OB’s they can give you a better date. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@TillyBilly:  I know, it really does take some time to sink in!! Enjoy every moment. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@kate02121:  Thanks to kate for introducing me to the pregnology site! 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Evie19:  Haha no problem, I found it from someone else on here (don’t remember who). I love it, but only allow myself to check it once a day or I could lose myself in learning about what’s happening haha. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@kate02121:  I showed it to my Mom and she is now obsessed with it as well. We were talking on the phone, and she was like “omigod, look at week 16 how cute! And week 22, how adorable! Oh, in week 38 the baby is sucking its toe!”

Haha.

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