Put me a week ahead...which is IMPOSSIBLE. Hmm what to do? (XP - need advice!)

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  1. allaboard

    allaboard Well-Known Member

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    So we DTD once that month, crazy i know, but that was the one and only time we could have conceived. Plus, I tested a bit early, so didn't get a positive in the time scale the scan today has moved me to! Also, i'm only giving it 12hrs to implant by my reckoning, when it's usually longer....and it cetainly did NOT implant a week before we had sex!!!!

    It's impossible for me to be 13+1, but of course they dismiss that and go by the scan date. All i can think is that i have a long baby plus a bit of over measuring. At 8 weeks exactly it was measuring 8+3 which again i classed as sonographer error...now we've jumped a week. When i say it's impossible, it really is.

    So of course there are implications for being classed as over due when i flipping well will not be. And then the pressure for induction. At 4o weeks, i'll be 39, 41 weeks at 42, etc. The 20 week scan and the bloods they do will be out by a week and not as effective as a diagnostic marker. This is going to be an interesting journey.

    Anyone else have this situation?
     
  2. raisin

    raisin Mom to 2 wonderful boys

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    Hi hun,

    Sorry I don't have any expert advice but when I went for my 12 week scan I also measured about a week in advance. I ovulated late, which I know because I was using OPK. I went for my 20 week scan a week ago and measured a few days behind, although they don't change the due date.

    I wouldn't worry about it because I'm guessing that when it comes to being overdue, inducing, etc. they take everything into account. But being new at all this I don't have a clue either :shrug:
     
  3. allaboard

    allaboard Well-Known Member

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    raisin - thanks for sharing that. I definitely didn't ovulate early, that's the weird thing. I would have had to ovulate a week before we DTD! So no egg would have been caught anyway lol. I'm going to ask for placental monitoring rather than inducing. However, I want a homebirth too but no way they'll agree to that if i'm over-overdue!
     
  4. bump0911

    bump0911 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat - I used an OPK so know when I had my LH Surge. They put me forward 7 days at my first scan. I know baby will be overdue because s/he is actually on time!
     
  5. allaboard

    allaboard Well-Known Member

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    Really bump0911 - i'm glad that's happened to someone else too. Have you got a 20 week scan when you are actually 19 weeks? What will you do if they deem you "overdue"?
     
  6. bump0911

    bump0911 Well-Known Member

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    I have my next scan on 15th April where I will supposedly be 19wks 5days but will more likely be 19 weeks by my estimations.
     
  7. allaboard

    allaboard Well-Known Member

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    It'll be interesting to see whether it moves closer to your dates or not.
     
  8. Courtcourt

    Courtcourt Well-Known Member

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    Not sure when I ovulated, I never kept track of that or my periods. I do know there is only a 3-4 days window that DH was home in that month, and they put my date of conception like 2 weeks after he left!
     
  9. wee lor

    wee lor Well-Known Member

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    I had the same thing, early scan at 6wk 3days put me back by 5 days, however, on 12 week scan moved me forward by 3 days. I asked midwife and she said that any date given by scan measurement is give or take 5 days either side, so they will take this into consideration nearer due date and will most propably make decision based on babys development.

    I had my 20 week scan on Friday they are sticking with the date issued at 12 week scan.
     
  10. Odd Socks

    Odd Socks Mummy to 2 girls.

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    i wouldn't worry about it too much, unless you get to being overdue & they want to induce you (if you don't want to be induced) & then put forward your reasons for waiting then.
    xx
     
  11. Freya

    Freya Toddler and baby

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    This happened to me with my 1st, went into labour on the due date they gave me so there 'may' have been something in their prediction after all.

    Remember to keep YOUR edd in mind towRds the end snd remind midwifes of it if they mention sweeps or inductions. Remember all intervention is your choice!
     
  12. Nanaki

    Nanaki Mummy 2 two boys, an angel and a girl!

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    Allaboard, I know the feeling and I am in same boat as you!

    I had my 8+5 weeks scan and they put me to 9 weeks but not confirmed until 12 weeks, so we went for my 12 weeks scan and they put me to 12+4 which I knew thats impossible when I know roughly to catch an egg!

    I am going to speak to my consultant next wed to see what he said about that.

    xxxx
     
  13. Tommee

    Tommee Well-Known Member

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    I know how you feel although I've only been brought forward by a few days I know that my dates are correct going by my LMP as we only BD once that whole month I can obviously remember the exact date and time lol.

    It was a worry to me as I needed medication for the first trimester and taking aspirin until 37 weeks. I also worry about been induced to early or what if I need a C Section like with DS I do want it to happen to early
     
  14. My_First

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    When you go to your booking in appointmnent and give them your approx. LMP date, IF at your scan it is 7 days plus or Minus, they will redate you. If not and you are under seven days out, they wont bother redating you. Hence when you look at the scan picture it sayd on it EDD +/- 7 days.
     
  15. Mummy~L

    Mummy~L Mummy to 2

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    I have no real advice im afraid but just remmeber they cant induce you without your permission so you can say no to induction until you are officially overdue by your calculations if you wanted?? xxx
     
  16. LittleSpy

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    This is weird to me. Babies grow at different rates so I don't understand why due dates are so readily changed (why bother when they're just a best guess anyway?). A baby could be measuring 13 weeks at 12 weeks but then slow down & measure 20 weeks at 20 weeks. My baby has measured differently at each ultrasound but my OB hasn't once even mentioned changing my due date. At my 12+2 u/s she was measuring spot on 12+2. At 15+2, she was measuring 15+6 and at my 20+4 she was measuring 20+3.
     
  17. smithgirl

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    I know EXACTLY when my husband and I dtd because he was away most of the month on business trips...but they put me behind almost a week! And I know I was ovulating when I thought I was, I can feel the pain on either the right or the left side! I think that every baby grows differently so maybe thats it? Obviously I don't have the problems being behind that you do, the only thing I have is that I had to wait longer for my gender scan, haha

    You can refuse an induction right?
     
  18. kaz29

    kaz29 Well-Known Member

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    the only thing that i experienced is that i was 4 days behind wiv my own calculations so when i went for the scan they said i was a few days further along which in effect made me a wk further as when i went for my first scan i thought i was 15 wks and 3 days, turns out i was 16 wks exactly so i guess excluding the days as they dont normally include them then i had a week added on. When i went for my last scan they confirmed that i was still the same so i just take it from them that i am what they say i am, it can get too confusing otherwise and to be honest i personally just cant be arsed worry about one week difference myself as im just grateful that im here at all wiv my LO XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
     
  19. keeks1987

    keeks1987 Due baby2 in April

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    I wouldn't worry too much hun. My 20 week scan will actually take place when I'm 19+1 so I don't think it's too big a deal
     
  20. allaboard

    allaboard Well-Known Member

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    Hi thanks all of you.

    Yes i can refuse an induction, and probably will. Soooo not what i want. Having studied midwifery for 2 years, i've seen how unnatural and non-gradual the pain of induction can be and whilst it's necessary in some circumstances, I'd prefer to avoid at all costs!

    Nanaki - did you seek out advice from your consultant? You must let me know how that goes!

    I dunno, i see the logic of being put BACK 5 days or a week at a push, but not forward. I mean, we DTD on Jan 16th laaate at night, and it had been at least a couple of weeks before that, so not possible to conceive any other time really!

    Brain ache!
     

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