First time poster here Hubby and I have discovered we're pregnant after trying for exactly 2.5 weeks (according to my doc I am now 5 weeks 6 days). We realise how blessed we are to have this happen so quickly and are so excited (although cautiously as it seems so early!).
I'm trying to shake a bit of anxiety as I have a older brother with Spina Bifida. At my first appointment with my GP he told me they would check for this at the 12 weeks ultrasound (I'm also having a blood test a week before to go along with this). Since looking online though it seems this information is incorrect and that they wont' be able to detect SB until 20 weeks? I'm concerned as this is currently my biggest concern and I was hoping to keep the pregnancy a secret until we had the all clear. 20 weeks seems like it might be a bit difficult especially considering I will be a bridesmaid at 16 weeks!
Another quick question, my LMP was 27th December and my cycle is normally somewhere around 35 days. Doc said I was due 2nd October but that seems to be based on a normal 28 day cycle. Is that strange or should I stick with his due date for now?
I've left details with my local birth centre where I hope to be able to birth but only time will tell, maybe they can provide more thorough info on my first appointment?
Thanks in advance for your help. Being a born worrier, it's so hard not to stress about every little thing!