Due date more accurate from date of conception or first day of last period??
I ovulated early this month. I know my date of conception was 2/21/12. The first date of my last cycle was 2/11/12. According to my last cycle, I am due November 18. According to my conception date, I am due November 13.
Conception date is the most accurate because most women don't always ovulate on CD14. If it's more than a week off, they go by conception date as it is the most accurate. However, if it's pretty close, they go by LMP. If you go by LMP, keep your conception due date in mind in case you measure behind/ahead, etc. If I were you I'd go by conception date since you'd be further along xx
Gets even more confusing when you have a scan and that comes up with a 3rd date!
My LMP was December 31st, so no way I am going by that haha! My conception date is the 17th of Feb, but according to the scan I had, it was Feb 20th (4 days after I last had sex, and 5 days after I had any EWCM and OV pains).
So by LMP I'm 15.5 weeks, by MY dates I'm 7w5d (also by the sac size at my 6 week scan that is correct), then according to the tech at my 7w3d scan I was 7w at the most. Confusing. The midwives will go by the second scan. They don't trust women to know their own cycles.
If you are very sure when you ovd (like by OPKs and temping), then I would use that. You may find as I did that a doctor won't want to hear that you could actually know when you ovulated. To get around this I normally adjust my LMP date and tell them a date that would mean I ovd on CD14....so in your case you would say your LMP was 6th Feb. I can't do that this time cos they know my dates due to having fertility bloods done on CD2. I only ovd on CD17 though so am going by LMP to save a petty argument over 3 days.
Oddly enough with DS my EDD by LMP was 28th December, by ov 31st December. At 12 weeks they changed my date after a scan to 24th December so a whole week earlier than I knew for certain the date should be. And STILL he measured 1-2 weeks ahead this new date the whole pregnancy. He then arrived on 25th November, 6lbs 6oz so was clearly in a hurry!
going from my lmp my edd is 13th October but I've had 3 scans all saying 16th October so my conception date is about 21st January. does that sound accurate?
Yup. I posted this a long time ago actually. I ended up having a scan to determine my due date, because when I got examined, my doc agreed that I was likely further along that what my LMP was. After my scan, they pushed up my date. My original due date as 11/18, and now its officially 11/12 Almost a full week earlier.
The doctor's will give you a due date and I would go by that. They will monitor along the way to make sure baby is measuring where hes supposed to and may adjust accordingly. They went by my LMP for me even tho I was temping and knew that I ovulated later than day 14. (More like CD 20) Every ultrasound I was right on where I should be according to the LMP tho and now measuring even a little farther along so I guess they were right.
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.