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Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by sunnybabe, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. sunnybabe

    sunnybabe Mummy to two naughty cats

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    Hi

    Im a little confused... when people say how far along they are e.g 5week +3days are they talking about from when they conceived or when their last period was?

    Thanks x
     
  2. Mellage

    Mellage Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Pregnancy is dated from the first day of your last period so it would be from then, threw me right out last time.
     
  3. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Its from the first day of your last LMP hun xxx
     
  4. JayDee

    JayDee Sunshine and rainbow

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    It's confusing my hubby no end is this! I'm telling him I'm 5 weeks but he knows that bubs was only conceived 3 weeks ago. I think he thought it was counted from last day of last period not first, so was a week behind in his head....

    40 weeks counts from LMP as others have said x
     
  5. Alibeebs

    Alibeebs Mother of 1

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    Its the first day of your last period, I was confused too at start.

    You are not actually pregnant in the first 1/2 weeks.

    So for instance im 10 weeks 6 days, so my baby is actually more like 8 weeks 6 days.

    Make sense???? xxx
     
  6. DaisyBee

    DaisyBee Mom of 2

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    I was actually doing mine figuring in ovulation timing - considering my conception date vs real lmp. Am I doing this wrong?? Not that it makes much difference in my days - but lmp was Mar 15 which counting forward would make it a few days off from what I was seeing on pregnology.com and justmommies.com/pregnancycalendar. They say because of my cycle legth - conception date I am 5 weeks today. Otherwise from just lmp I would be what??
     
  7. JayDee

    JayDee Sunshine and rainbow

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    You'd just be a couple of days behind Daisy cos I'm counting from LMP being 17 March which makes me 5 weeks and 1 day today.

    The doc did say it's only a vague estimate till you have the 12 week scan, at which point they might move you a couple of days (or even a week or 2) either day depending on how big the baby is at that point.

    x
     
  8. sunnybabe

    sunnybabe Mummy to two naughty cats

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    Thank you everyone... I had been so totally confused by it!! That makes more sense now :happydance:
     
  9. shaunanicole

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    My doctors cant go by my last period because that date isn't accurate (we found that out when I went into the ER). They just told me how far along I was by the size of the baby in my U/S and that was it. ;)
     

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