Confused about how far along I am

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  1. GTTC49

    GTTC49 Pregnant- Expecting

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    Hi everyone!

    So today I'm about 6 weeks pregnant according to my due date calculated using my LMP (April 24th). I guess I'm just confused how I can be further along just because my cycles are longer? (I avg a 36 day cycle- and ovulated around CD22 this past cycle) Has the baby really developed more? Or is it just a technicality? I'm having my first appt with the doc on June 27th so I guess I'll find out more then, but if anyone can help me understand I'd be really appreciative! :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. jess181989

    jess181989 Well-Known Member

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    GTTC49 Pregnant- Expecting

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    Thanks! This makes more sense (although it is nicer to be farther along because it gets me that much closer to the 12 week mark) I see you're almost there! H&H 9mo to you!
     
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    jess181989 Well-Known Member

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    I know, its such a long time to wait to be in the 'safe' zone, as I like to call it hehe! I hope your first trimester runs smoothly, good luck!! xx
     
  5. swanxxsong

    swanxxsong pregnant w my rainbow!

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    Ovulating later in the cycle is a pain! I have a ticker for each, one based off ov, one based off my LMP, just so I can watch the two creep along. ;D lol. They're only 4 days apart but when I'm counting down to my scan, that's a BIG 4 days! (docs scheduled my scan based off my LMP, ignoring me when I said I ovulated late lol)

    I figure for now, I'll wing it and when I get my scan, they'll give me a better idea of where they think I am measuring, at the moment.

    Congrats and best wishes! xo
     
  6. skunkpixie

    skunkpixie Well-Known Member

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    I think you can also calculate how far along you are by counting the days from ovulation and adding 2 weeks. So if you ovulated around CD22 then that would make you around 5 weeks pregnant? xx
     
  7. sweetm

    sweetm Pregnant with my first

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    Hi! I'm in the exact same boat - my LMP was April 24th, but my cycle is around 38 days. My doc said that means I'm not as far along as the normal charts would say, because they are based on a 28 day cycle. He estimates I'm about 4-5 weeks along, but I will need a dating scan before I really know.
     
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    GTTC49 Pregnant- Expecting

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    [/QUOTE]

    Hi! I'm in the exact same boat - my LMP was April 24th, but my cycle is around 38 days. My doc said that means I'm not as far along as the normal charts would say, because they are based on a 28 day cycle. He estimates I'm about 4-5 weeks along, but I will need a dating scan before I really know.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I guess that makes sense! We're totally in the same boat. When are you going to the doc? I'm going June 27th- they said they won't see me until I'm at least 8 weeks.
     
  9. xdxxtx

    xdxxtx NTNP

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    My cycles were spot on 28 days, so I never did research this, but my sister is seeing a fertility specialist who forced her to ovulate with Clomid and injections, and she would've conceived just a few days ago, if she's pregnant. She keeps trying to tell me that she'll be 4 weeks pregnant if she finds out that she's pregnant tomorrow. I knew my dates pretty much exactly based on LMP, but if not, when you have your ultrasound they'll tell you the size of the baby, and your calculations will be based on that. Even moreso, at around 12 weeks you'll get re-dated and find out for sure at that point.

    However, as mentioned, two weeks before you ovulate is what your "LMP" would be if you had an "average" period, and that's when your pregnancy began.
     

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