Can anyone explain the 4+2 thing ?

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  1. StueyandBecky

    StueyandBecky Daddy to Christopher

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    Hi all

    Can anyone explain the number thing I see dotted around everywhere ? 6+3 5+2 etc

    I'm assuming it's to do with conception/last period ? Becky doesn't have periods so we are trying to guess when we conceived, we think it was around 1st March onwards as that was her last negative test although it was only a cheap one so may not have detected if she was a couple of day by then....

    Is she 5+0 then ?

    Confused....dot com :blush:
     
  2. Kapow

    Kapow OH, Moo moo and lil ted.

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    It's weeks + days pregnant 4+2 would be 4 weeks 2 days pregnant

    Hope this helps

    x
     
  3. third time

    third time Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry I was confused by that too - pregnancy brain!!!!! :dohh:
     
  4. StueyandBecky

    StueyandBecky Daddy to Christopher

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    Yay, that makes sense now! Just worked out the 1st negative test was 22nd Feb so she might be a week further on :happydance:

    Typical bloke to say that though, sore boobs and nausea for Becky :hugs:
     
  5. Mynx

    Mynx Mum of 2 Gorgeous Girls!!

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    Aww congratulations :) It's nice to see daddys posting on here too! :hug:
     
  6. polaris

    polaris Mother of two

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    Congratulations!! Pregnancy tests don't generally show up positive until about 13 or 14 days after conception but you can get a positive result as early as 10 days after conception on a sensitive test in some cases. You then need to add on an extra 14 days as pregnancies are dated from the start of last menstrual period which would be 14 days before conception if the woman has a completely regular cycle.

    You don't say when your first positive pregnancy test was but as a rough estimate you could assume that Becky was at least about 4 weeks pregnant by that date. Hope this helps - it is a bit confusing until you get used to it if you don't have a regular cycle.
     
  7. StueyandBecky

    StueyandBecky Daddy to Christopher

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    Last :bfn: was 22nd Feb and 1st :bfp: was 27th March, the digital clearblue test said 2-3 weeks and gp thought about 4 weeks ?

    Purely guessing games I suppose until the 12 week scan, we've decided to get a private scan about 8 weeks at the end of this month to ease the usual worrying all expectant parents get. 1st ante-natal appointment (at least I think it's antenatal) is end of the month, this is the one with the urine sample/height/weight thing ? It says the 1st visit can be up to 60 mins. All totally new to us both! :laugh2:
     
  8. polaris

    polaris Mother of two

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    That sounds about right, the clearblue is not particularly accurate but it is supposed to give an indication of time since conception, so you need to add 2 weeks onto that which would suggest 4 to 5 weeks. Good luck with everything and congratulations again on the pregnancy!!
     

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