Confused on how far along I am...

Jodi - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My last period was May 28-ish, give or take a few days. At my last appointment 5 weeks ago, my midwife told me I was 14 weeks along!? I'm scheduled for an ultrasound tomorrow and was told that since I should be around 19 weeks pregnant we could find out the sex...but the dates just don't add up?! I realize that an ultrasound should give us all a better idea of exactly how far along I am, but I am so sick of arguing with people about far along I am...whether I go by my (and everyone else's) estimates or by what the midwife told me. I was told my due date is March 4th and that my uterus measured at 14 weeks at my last appointment, but it just doesn't add up with the date of my last period, I should only be 15 weeks right now...not 19. Can anyone clear this up for me as to why I was told I'm further along than what the conception date leads to???? Or am I just totally wrong?

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Jodi - posted on 11/22/2010

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Shortly after posting this I found out WHY i measured ahead...TWINS!!! lol So...question being answered I'm locking this baby up! Thanks Ladies!!!

Jill - posted on 09/13/2010

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Your last period might just have been spotting... and not an actual period. The first ultrasound measurement of the baby is normally quite accurate!

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Kimberly - posted on 03/31/2014

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This is a little unrelated but I wanted to know if someone else has been through this or if this sounds normal??
I miscarried last Sept. 2013. We conceived again a few weeks ago, I was testing my ovulation and I ovulated late, like a week past when most women do (day 17/18) I believe my Doc thinks I am further along than I am. They said I was 5 weeks last week...I just don't see how that's possible since I didn't get a positive until Sunday March 23rd -- I was testing daily after day 28.
Anyway, our origical HCG test was 325, they had me test again 38 hours later and it was 503...seems pretty good to me...but they want to test again tomorrow. That will have been 72 hours which I feel is more appropriate. I guess I am just nervous b/c they seem nervous. I really want this one to work out and after you have had a miscarriage it gets under your skin. Any words would help, thank you!

Marie - posted on 01/07/2014

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I was told that my due date was march 18 th but am confused on how many weeks along I am can any help me

Jessica - posted on 05/29/2013

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I got told that I was 15 days late on my period and I'm always regular.. I had taken 3 specimen bottles in and the nurse had told me all 3 of them came back positive and that I was pregnant I asked how far I was she had says I am 5 weeks I am now 8 weeks and I'm wondering if someone can tell me when I will be due as I have forgotten my last period date, I had given them the date which I had thought was correct but I don't know the accurate date:( can someone help me x

Channing - posted on 04/10/2013

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can someone help me i may be pregnant im trying to figure out how far along i am if i do the online calculations by my last period which was march 11 it says im 4 weeks and 1 day but if i go my when i ovulated which was the 2nd it says im 3 weeks and 1 day. my cycles are about 32-36 days im just really confused i dont remeber it being this confusing with my first baby

Lisa - posted on 11/18/2010

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I would go by what your ultrasound is telling you. It all depends on when you ovulate. Me, i ovulate VERY late. My OBGYN told me I was due Feb 13th and the ultrasound told me March 5th. That's 3 weeks difference! The ultrasound is a more precise way of measuring your baby and getting a more exact due date.

Jenna - posted on 11/17/2010

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I'm a bit iffy on using LMP dates as there are based on the assumption that you have a regular 28-day cycle. I USUALLY had a 28-35 day cycle after having my son, and it got even longer some months due to the stress of trying to get pregnant again.
Also, if you have a longer cycle than normal (eg 30+ days) then there is a good chance your bub will be measuring half a week or so behind on an early scan.
Myself, my LMP would be putting me at 22 & a 1/2 weeks right now, when I know I ovulated 9 days late and only got HCG levels of 29 on day 1 after my period was due, but bub is only measuring at 21wks 3d and has been for most of the pregnancy, unlike my son where I couldn't remember the exact date of my last period but was within a few days of either side of it in my estimations and he was always measuring well over a week ahead of dates and had HCG levels up in the high 300's approx 1-2 days after my period was possibly due.

Christina - posted on 11/13/2010

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that was amazingly acurate the counting thing I've never heard it before and it landed right on my due date...

Amy - posted on 10/16/2010

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The best I was told how to get your due date to know how far along you are is you first start from the "first day" of the last period you had. You then count back 3 months and then forward 7 days. So for me, my last period was June 21st. Count back three months is March 21. Then go forward 7 days and you get your due date and thats how you know how far along you are. This is my second time around and I was confused the first time. So for this one, I got an app on the IPhone called "I'm expecting" and it helps keep track of how far along I am. Ultra sounds are nice to confirm too. But a word to the wise, more then 80% of people don't have their babies on the due date given to them. Hope that helps :)

Kaleena - posted on 09/24/2010

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big baby.... your ultrasound will give a better pic and sometimes women will still get their period after theyve fallen preggers this may be what has happened to you

Elizabeth - posted on 09/14/2010

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I was going to say that I thought i was 9 weeks and wound up finding out today that I'm 12 weeks that my last "period" must have been spotting. But twins! Congratulations!!!

Stephanie - posted on 09/13/2010

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OK Jodi just read your last comment! That is great news! twins wow!! Congratulations!!!

Stephanie - posted on 09/13/2010

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Hi there! Im a little confused with mine too. I went for a scan at 9 weeks and they said i was measuring 6 weeks (so that means I concieved when my next period was due). If you want to count from my last period which was June 2nd I would now be 15/16 weeks and not 12...Its all very confusing. I still go by my dates because I know when my last period was and when abouts I concieved. The ultrasound technician can be wrong. Might just be a big baby?

Jodi - posted on 09/13/2010

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I have to laugh, I had my ultrasound today and everything makes perfect sense now! I am indeed only 15 weeks and 2 days along according to my ultrasound. BUT, my uterus does indeed measure 4 weeks further along than I actually am. But, two babies in there will make it bigger everytime!!! I'm having TWINS!!!! Really excited, but laughing about all the confusion, the ultrasound tech couldn't understand why on earth I would be having an ultrasound to find out the sexes so soon...until she saw two heads!!!! :)

Beau - posted on 09/12/2010

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From my clalculations I would say that you are 15 weeks now. You go from the first day of your last period. I wouldn't listen to the midwif, I would get a second opinion. It sounds like she can't add up. The ultrasound people will measure the baby and tell you how far along you are from the lenght of the baby. Good luck and I hope all goes well tomorrow.

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