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    Default PLEASE help. Killing myself with stress over this.

    So, my partner of 3 years broke up with me over a decision he made to move away and I was devastated. A few weeks or so later I drunkenly bumped into an ex and went home with him, even though I felt sick to the stomach to be with someone else I was so tired of feeling down and alone. We had sex. This was on 27th November 2015.
    Then, a few weeks later my partner came to me and said he had made a mistake and wanted to work things out.
    We had sex on 31st December 2015. 2 weeks later I found out I was pregnant. I have been given a due date based on an early scan of 26th September 2016 which doesnt make sense. They are telling me I am currently 6 weeks 4 days pregnant which actually takes me back to 21st December and I DID NOT have sex then.
    Is it more likely that this baby is actually from 27th November and I am currently 10 weeks pregnant or have they somehow added 1 week and 1 day onto my scan and really I am only 5 weeks 1 day?

    When I put the given due date (from scan) into a calculator online it tells me that I conceived between 28 and 31 December which is accurate and lines up with being my partners but for some reason they have put 2 extra weeks on this based on scan.

    I am absolutely killing myself with doubt and panic here please help me.



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    Weeks pregnant refers to when the last period was, not when you had sex. So chances are you conceived two weeks after, making 31st the most likely.

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    Yeah, don't panic! They add an extra two weeks to calculate it from your last menstrual period (LMP) rather than conception date.

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    Sorry, was in a rush when I wrote that so will elaborate. When they say you are 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. They mean the egg was released 6 weeks and 4 days ago (when you get your period you body is releasing a new one). When you have sex and conceive the baby, the egg is generally already usually 1-2 weeks old depending on your cycle etc, so you work out when you had sex and add the extra 1-2 weeks to work out how far along you are.

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    Thank you so much, this is such a relief. I just wish my doctor had explained this to me when I was in tears of confusion in her office!

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    Thanks so much Bongley. This is a massive relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    Sorry, was in a rush when I wrote that so will elaborate. When they say you are 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. They mean the egg was released 6 weeks and 4 days ago (when you get your period you body is releasing a new one). When you have sex and conceive the baby, the egg is generally already usually 1-2 weeks old depending on your cycle etc, so you work out when you had sex and add the extra 1-2 weeks to work out how far along you are.
    That's not quite right, your body releases the egg during ovulation which is in the middle of the cycle, and within a few days of conception.

    The counting pregnancy from LMP is so dumb. It implies we spent the first two weeks of every cycle being 2 weeks pregnant even though ovulation hasn't even occurred, let alone been fertilised! And that's assuming every woman has a 4 week cycle, which they don't!

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    Oh right. My mistake. What I said didn't really make sense then. I don't know where I pulled it from. Can I blame lack of sleep heh

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    Generally I do have a 4 week cycle. So does this mean that it is possibly from having sex on 27th November or is it still more likely that it is from 31 December?

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    Because technically if this was from 27th November I would have had to have ovulated almost 4 weeks after conception and by then the sperm would have died?


 

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