EDD question??

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  1. kittiekat

    kittiekat Well-Known Member

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    Just had my confirmation appointment at the drs and he has given me an EDD of 18th June, which makes me around 5w 5days. The problem is I didn't ovulate on day 14 but rather on CD26 which is nearly two weeks later. So going off ovulation my EDD is 28th June which makes me 4w 2days.

    Which should I be going off? Surely if I go off theirs the baby may measure or weigh less than it should. Plus I really need to reach 6 weeks, as I have never had a pg go past that mark but by their date I am nearly there but by mine I have another 2 weeks nearly.

    I just don't know what to think at the moment.........who would have thought that dating a pg would be so hard work lol!!!
     
  2. happyfamily123

    happyfamily123 Expecting Baby #3

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    i ovulate early so my number doesn't make sense either when going off of lmp so from what i've read you take your ovulation day +266 and that should be your due date
     
  3. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    They go by LMP and not ovulation. Once you have youre scan you will probably get another EDD Congrats and hugs
     
  4. LongRoadAhead

    LongRoadAhead ♥Due 06/05/09♥

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    They'll be able to give you a more accurate EDD at your first scan
    I got put back 5 days so your EDD will probably change anyway according to size of baby
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  5. kittiekat

    kittiekat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone,

    So should I just go off their EDD then? And presume I am nearly 6 weeks?
     
  6. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

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    Id go by my ovulation date if you know when that was..

    ..working it out by the last period is a really rough guide they used to give you some idea until your dating scan because they assume most people dont know when they ovulated :) xxx
     
  7. aevenstar

    aevenstar Mummy to Eleanor & Bean!

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    Hello!
    You're nearly exactly the same as me - my EDD is 18th June, but I know it should be a bit later as ovulated around CD20. Am waiting till my dating scan to change ticker etc - too depressing at this point to put it back as we've waited so long! :blush:

    Rachel x
     
  8. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    No you go by their EDD because if you go by ovulation date you are going by gestational age which isnt how pregnancy works. You count up to 2 weeks before youre conception I think. So if youre ticker right now is going by ovulation that means youre baby can actually be 6 weeks around. I hope I made sense.. My pregnancy is 11.4 weeks gestational age and 13.4 weeks pregnancy.
     
  9. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

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    Isnt it Ovulation plus two weeks tho.....if i went by my last period id be about 12 wees now because im irregular and haven't had one for a while...

    ....i know when i ovulated tho so i go from that and count ovulation as week 2 instead of when my period actually was
     
  10. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    If you don't know youre lmp then you add two weeks to when you think you conceieved. I am pretty sure thats how i works. So if I concived 11.4 weeks ago then I add 2 weeks to that which makes my pregnancy 13.4 weeks. The thing is woman can concieve and be wrong by a few days. For all I know I could have concieved 2 days after I ovulated. Thats why the ultrasounds are the best bet for EDD. You are going to be off by a few days or you will be lucky and be right on the dot. Gosh I hope I really explained right. I suck with explaining. I tried to find a site but cant seem to. They all just count from LMP lol

    Yea ovulation+2 weeks eventhough a woman can ovulate 1-2 week window.
     

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