How far along am I really?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by jmv16, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. jmv16

    jmv16 Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    New to the forum and hoping you might be able to help me. Went to the DR today for my first visit. LMP was Oct 3 and I'm quite regular, not tracking ovulation, but can usually tell within a day or two of when it is. Thought things would be on track to be 6.5 weeks b/c period/ovulation seemed on track, plus I did a pg test the day AF was due that was positive. But DR did quick u/s today and said I'm measuring around 5.5 weeks. Baby was too small to see or get a hb. Which date do I go by? And should I be worried about not hearing the hb? Is it possible to conceive and have a positive pg test (and the start of some symptoms) one week later?
    Thanks all!
     
  2. Pretty Sakura

    Pretty Sakura Well-Known Member

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    I would stick to the lmp until 8-13 weeks when they do an accurate dating scan. It's still to early to date it just yet. All babies grow at a different rate. ;)
     
  3. Nadialew

    Nadialew Well-Known Member

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    NOT to worry. My husband is a dr. He told me +/- a week on scan is very common. BB will pick up with the growth later. It's still quite early at this point of time. =)
     
  4. jmv16

    jmv16 Active Member

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    Of course I've been worrying too much about this now. But thanks for your help ladies, you've put me at ease a little!
     
  5. gk1701

    gk1701 Well-Known Member

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    My LMP was September 5 so I should be 11 weeks along now but my last scan I measured 2 weeks behind where I ought to be so I'm going with their measuring scan (which was done at 6 or 8 weeks depending on how you look at it.) I fully expect to change my due date at the next scan but its not til 20 weeks!!
     
  6. littleblonde

    littleblonde kacey and sophie

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    With both my girls pregnancys i new roughly my dates. Both times i had early scans and both times i was put back a week. then both times at my 12 week scan i had made the time back up agagin. Infact my dd2 i was put forward a week. So made up 2 weeks. It isnt exact and they measure in mm. Think how easily they could be out with mm.
     
  7. jenmcn1

    jenmcn1 Expecting baby #4:)

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    This happened to me in my first pregnancy. Its pretty common. The dr will go by the u/s for your due date, but if you go back for an 8 week or 10 week scan then that date could change. I wouldn't worry about it. Afterall no one REALLY knows when conception actually takes place. Best of luck to you:)
     

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