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Is my body really really slow at growing babies?

(8 Posts)
LordVoldemortsMissingNose Sat 18-Jun-16 18:38:19

Background - LMP 18/4, positive HPT from 19/5. Last time I had sex prior to that was 1/5. I had a scan which now puts me at 7 weeks today. LMP dates would be almost 9 weeks. Is it really possible to conceive and then implant a baby 14 days after last having sex? Cos that's what the scan suggests??

sizethree Sat 18-Jun-16 22:43:45

Was there a reason you went for an early scan? And did they give you any information regarding the baby or a follow up scan date?

sizethree Sat 18-Jun-16 22:46:08

The reason I ask is, and I very much do not want to worry you, but sometimes of the baby is measuring behind for your dates then it may indicate issues with the pregnancy. So often you are invited back for s follow up scan in a couple of weeks.
However, if this was not mentioned then there must be no concerns.

Tumtitum Sat 18-Jun-16 23:04:43

I might be wrong but I thought that the first two weeks based on LMP you're not technically pregnant. I think it does take a couple of weeks for the egg to implant? But I could be wrong! smile

LordVoldemortsMissingNose Sun 19-Jun-16 12:09:09

Thanks for answering. I have a long cake so it isn't strange for my dates to not match up with LMP dates, they didn't in my previous pregnancies either. I went for the scan due to pain and spotting, the sonographer had no concerns, the heartbeat was fast and sac was a good size. No follow up arranged. Just curious about how it can take so long from sex to actually conceiving! Think my body is odd.

LordVoldemortsMissingNose Sun 19-Jun-16 12:09:58

*long cycle, not cake, that would be weird grin

ChocolateTeacup Sun 19-Jun-16 14:05:42

Well the sperm can survive for about a week inside, so 7 days from conception to implantation would make the dates pretty much add up if you ovulated later than you thought

sizethree Mon 20-Jun-16 21:14:56

Brilliant typo!
I think as long as the sonographer had no concerns and as the heartbeat was fast and strong then you're on track to building a good baby and in these early weeks even being a few days off can make a huge difference. Likely by your 12 week scan your baby will have averaged out.
So exciting!
I have a 7 month old and met a friend's new baby today and really want to make another.
Enjoy. X

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