I went in for an u/s this morning. My original due date, according to last period, was October 13th. I started to worry when the u/s tech asked if I was sure on my date. Baby measured right at 6 weeks. Heartbeat was 84, which doc said should be up over 100 next week. I return next Friday for another u/s. I should either hear good news or bad news then. Doc said I could have ovulated late, which she said is very common in older women. I forgot to mention to her that I am also breastfeeding, which maybe that could be a factor in ovulation changes. What do you gals think? I am obviously shaken and upset, wondering if this is the beginning of the end. Although doc did say that if I had come in expecting to be 8.5 weeks and only measured 6 with NO heartbeat, then there would be reason for concern. Anybody have a similar experience? Thanks
It is my understanding that if there’s a heartbeat, the chance of losing a baby decreases significantly. The fact taht you weren’t getting a period really throws your conception dates in the air. I wouldn’t stress about it if I were you. You’re pregnant and as of yesterday, your pregnancy is viable. That’s all good news. The reason they allow women to go overdue by almost 2 weeks is because of this inconsistency in due dates and conception. I know the date my son was conceived as it was the only time I did it that month, and I know he was almost 2 weeks overdue but the hospital would not induce me on my due date because they said I could’ve conceived later than I thought. I knew that wasn’t true in my situation but it’s a general rule of thumb… And yeah, my son was a big baby with flaky skin from being over-cooked!
You got to remember there are so many variables from ovulation to cycles to implantation. Even if you think you concieved on on day, you may have done the deed that day but ovulation could have occured 3- 5 days later and implantation occurs anywhere from 6-12 days after that…
The fact there was a heart beat is great news 😉 Ovulation and due dates are so all over the place, according to my lmp and first u/s I was due Sept 6, my son was born on Aug.24th at 8pounds8oz…. He was NOT born early, there’s absolutely no way! Lol I think they definitely or measured him wrong or Had my dates wrong, somethin wasn’t right cuz there’s no way he should have been born on the 6th, I would have had a humongus baby!! Lol
I also want to add that with my first pregnancy, I knew that exact date of conception (my husband was only home for 1 day that month), yet at mt first us the dr told me due date was almost 2 weeks after what it should have been. When I told him that I knew my day of conception and it matched up with my LMP, he switched it back. Doctors aren’t always right. This time I got a positive pregnancy test what would have been 12 days after he says I must have conceived. This seems a little early to me. I still don’t think my due date is correct this time. Like I said, doctors aren’t always right. Try not to worry yourself.
i think its a great sign you saw the heart beating. Can you think back to when you first got a positive test or when you started to get symptoms? Am i right in saying you must have conceived 4 weeks ago to now be 6 weeks so you would have only got a positive test about 2 weeks ago?? i hope im working that out right with my preggo brain!
Yes I am breast feeding and had No periods so I checked on my ov with strips When we found out I was pregnant I believe from the dates and ovulation date I was 14 weeks but When I went for my scan I was only 12 which does not make sense at all so still a bit worried if baby is growing right
Def Cain happen. I ovulated a week late so if I go by my lmp I’m due oct 19, but if. Go by my ovulation date I’m oct 27, but my ultrasound measured it at oct 25, so didn’t line up with either lol. But I had to redo 6 weeks because of it. I saw a heartbeat even though bean was measuring 5 w, 6d wheni thought I was 6w 5d. All is good though. I’m more relieved after seeing the heartbeat as the chance of miscarriage decreases significantly once you’ve seen it. Don’t worry mama. I’m sure all is fine 🙂