If I go by ovulation date then I'm only about 5 weeks along. It's my first pregnancy and I'm worried they are going to say something about the.
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You would still count weeks as though you had ovulated on cycle day With an ovulation day of June 3rd according to your Feb. Edit because I can't read! What I did the first time around since I too had longer cycles and ovulated late was adjusted my LMP start date so that it made my ovulation day I just counted backwards from the date of ovulation which I knew with certainty and created a new LMP date. Made things so much easier for everyone to be on the same page in terms of my due date and how far along I was. Otherwise you're going to be two weeks behind in measuring all along, likely, and then it will bump your due date by a full two weeks, which is no good.
I'd definitely explain to your midwife about charting and knowing you ovulated week four, etc. I've 'adjusted' my LMP by 14 days to compensate for having ovulated 'late'. I find it amusing that it's actually simpler to do that! Ok, ladies, thanks for your replies! I get it now, and DreamsInDigital- you were bang on.
I understand that you would have to count as if your lmp is 2 weeks before, or an 'adjusted lmp' because of the 'system' we use. Isn't it great I was charting though, because as nighten said, otherwise everything would be wayyy off? I am dealing only with my midwife, and she does look at my charts, so she would go by ovulation date too. I wasn't charting, and that's why I still don't know when my little one is due I have roughly 42 day cycles but the last time I got pregnant I ovulated early, so who knows!
Good on you for charting, I wish I was that organized! My husband and I were so excited!
But the very next day I started bleeding. I miscarried at a very early stage, 5 weeks to be exact. Maybe I would have just thought it was my period. It went in one ear and out the other. Based on the first date of my last period I was 6 weeks pregnant. He sent me for an ultrasound and even commented on how small the baby was for the number of weeks along I was because according to his pregnancy calculator I was 6 weeks along. Ovulation always happens on day 14, and that is really all there is to it.
I mean, every woman ovulates on day 14 every single month, right? There is never any variation from woman to woman or from cycle to cycle. So I am left to wonder exactly how accurate this whole due date calculation thing is in general. An awful lot of women get induced every single day. No one is interested in having me explain the day that I actually ovulated. So when I fell pregnant the second time I was prepared. So I took it upon myself to calculate 14 days prior to my ovulation date, and then every time I was asked when the first day of my last menstrual cycle was I lied and told my doctor and my midwife that it was 14 days before I ovulated.
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The end result was an accurate due date based on my exact date of ovulation. I figured that it was a win-win situation. I would get the proper due date assigned to me without having to have any awkward conversations ending in me not being listened to, and my doctors assigning me a due date that was 1 full week earlier than my actual due date. In this day and age, it is becoming more and more evident that you have to be your own advocate when it comes to your health and your life.
For this reason, I feel that any practice that gives you more information about your health is powerful and should be utilized when possible. It is an amazing feeling to take away the mystery of conception and know the exact date of ovulation, and then use this information to accurately pin point your due date. Pregnancy related care is in many ways determined by the due date and so accurately predicting the due date is important.
For me, it boils down to having accurate information from which to make decisions about my prenatal care. That gives me the confidence to make important decisions and it also gives me peace of mind.
How accurate is your due date? Using Fertility Awareness to pinpoint when your baby is due
For example, one of my main concerns about the standard due date calculation is regarding the fluctuations that most women have in their cycles. As we all know, serious medical decisions are made based on these dates. Inductions happening too early, or too late for example. The study suggests that ultrasound dating is the most accurate way of determining the due date if done in the first trimester when most babies grow at a similar pace. After the first trimester, babies grow at increasingly different rates, and the accuracy of ultrasound dating decreases in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters as a result.
Most pregnancies undergoing post-term induction are not post-term when assessed by ultrasound dates. Postdates pregnancies are associated with an increased risk of intrapartum and postpartum obstetric complications and higher perinatal morbidity and mortality rates.
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It also helps to increase your level of confidence and understanding when it comes to making decisions about interventions that may or may not be required depending on the situation. Again it turns out that Fertility Awareness is more than just birth control, there are so many unexpected health-related benefits from gathering information about your menstrual cycles.
Have you had any children? If so, did you deliver on your due date? If not, when did you deliver? Please join in on the conversation in the comments below! This post is awesome and very helpful. Luckily I also knew which day I ovulated and tacked 14 days onto it. It is very important to be able to calculate accurately. Wishing you a safe and healthy pregnancy! Doctors seem to be taught that all women have 28 day cycles without fail, even though that is clearly not the case.
Thank you so much for this post! I have been so confused about due dates until reading this. Now I know that I am 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant, not 5 weeks pregnant like the doctors keep trying to tell me. It is so confusing when they disregard our charts! So the first day of pregnancy is the first day of the cycle which you got pregnant? Even for someone with 28 day cycles: If you took the test 3 weeks after ovulation, this means that, that day, you were 3 week pregnant right?
Why do you say you were 5 weeks? After wall, the conception happened around the day you ovulated, so you where 3 weeks pregnant. So glad you like the site. Yes you are right. Technically the first day of your pregnancy is the first day of your menstrual cycle i.
And this is based on the 28 day textbook cycle where you are considered to have ovulated on day So if you were to test for pregnancy 3 weeks after ovulation you would be 5 weeks pregnant although you only conceived 3 weeks ago. I really enjoyed this read, thank you! I very much agree! I cant figure out my due date, i dont think the doctor is right do you think you could help? If you have been charting your cycles and you can identify your date of ovulation with your temperature shift, then you can use any online due date calculator. Hi, this is so interesting.
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I have a feeling that my date is off, because I feel much smaller than most although everyone says everyone is different which I also believe but there were lots of scenarios that made me doubt. My cycle is usually every weeks, and I still bled twice during my first trimester, although the last cycle was spotting. Although I did a pregnancy test a few days before 13th Feb coz I was so late and my breasts felt really tender, but it came out as negative… I would love to hear from you with some advice. In your case it would be hard for me to help you figure out your due date unless you were charting your cycles.