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06/07/2015 at 15:27
Hi everyone im in abit of a dillema please help.
My date scan says im due on the 24 th August but the midwife says im due on the 10 th August based on my LMP. Im worried because Idont know exactly when I conceived.
Which date should I go with?
06/07/2015 at 17:35
I think the advice is stick with your lmp calculated due date unless there is a significant difference (not sure where that threshold is though sorry- best to ask your doctor). My baby was measuring 5 days ahead at the 20 week scan & doc said that because thats still pretty close to my due date calculated by lmp that they would stick to lmp due date. I'm now measuring by scan at 2 weeks ahead (measuring 29 weeks when i was 27) but the doc still hasnt changed by original due date. What i do know is that any baby born after 36 weeks is considered 'full term' & it is very unlikely the baby will have any probs if born then (assuming all health tests / scans havent raised an issue so far). So if ypur baby does come on the date calculated by your lmp he / she would only be 2 weeks earlier than the date calculated by your scan... So there wouldn't be a concern re: that.
06/07/2015 at 17:58
Oh thanks SW2. My actual concern is that I sort of had a one night stand on the 1st of nov which was my lmp and 2 weeks after had intercourse with hubby. The date given to me by my midwife coincides with that but the date given by the doc coincides with that of hubby. So stressed dont know what to do.
Ive just used the calculator online to check date I conceived using both edd of the 24 th and the one of the 8 th both howevrr show that I conceived mid november different dates so am I safe?
06/07/2015 at 19:22
If you have a regular 28 day cycle then you will have ovulated around 14 days after the first day of you lmp. sperm can live for up to 5 days so if you had the 1 night stand anytime within 5 days before ovulation (or around ovulation) then there's a chance your husband may not be the father.
what was the date of your 1st day of last period? How long are your cycles usually? What date did you sleep with the other man?.
06/07/2015 at 19:44
Date was the 27 th of November,my periods are irregular I didnt even have them the previous month so 1 month would have them and the ff will not. I slept with him on the 1st of November the last day of my period.
06/07/2015 at 20:05
I would say there's a small possibility the baby might not be your husbands as you slept with the other man on cd 5... Which means if you ovulated on cd10 / 11 or before, the other man could very well be the father.... As your periods are not regular there is absolutely no way of knowing when you ovulated.... women with short cycles for example do ovulate that early (a 24 day cycle would mean you ovulate on cd10).
Personal call time.... it's too close to know for sure by dates... Whether you talk to your husband about the possibility the baby might not be his or not is a decision you should think about ideally before the baby is born... It might all work out ok but in my opinion it wouldn't be fair let him raise a child thinking it is his if it turns out its not.
06/07/2015 at 20:42
Thanks a lot for your help, SW2. I am planning on being honest with him after the baby is born just incase it is his, but would never live with myself if I made him raise a baby thats not his.
Thanks again much appreciated. How far along are you?
06/07/2015 at 21:22
Good luck to you ashanti... I hope things go ok for you.
i'm 28 weeks
06/07/2015 at 22:00
Thanks and congratulations, all the best!
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