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Unmumsy Mum Confusion

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Shallowstreams Mon 25-Apr-16 15:18:54

I'm just reading this and it says she found out she was pregnant but didn't know as she had irregular periods. Fair enough.

She then goes on to say that 'according to the Babycenter app I was already 7 weeks pregnant'

Eh? Is it psychic? How is this possible that an app know how far along she is?

BumWad Mon 25-Apr-16 15:19:30


Boogers Mon 25-Apr-16 15:20:39

Who is 'she'?

joopy79 Mon 25-Apr-16 15:21:17

I guess she put in the date of her last period when she realised she was pregnant.

Shallowstreams Mon 25-Apr-16 15:33:01

The Unmumsy Mum! It's a blogger who's written a book that's now the number 1 bestseller

Boogers Mon 25-Apr-16 15:37:14

Shallow that makes sense. Didn't have a clue what the OP was talking about before you said that.

Saying that, from the OP's narrative I don't think it's a book I'm going to spend £7.99 on.

Pixienott0005 Mon 25-Apr-16 15:37:43

What Joopy said. I don't think apps just know that otherwise.

Oysterbabe Mon 25-Apr-16 15:40:00

As above, by entering the date of her last period.

TiggerPiggerPoohBumWee Mon 25-Apr-16 15:47:38

Eh? Is it psychic? How is this possible that an app know how far along she is?

Is this a serious question or are you just trying to drive traffic to the blog? hmm

Topseyt Mon 25-Apr-16 15:56:35

Is this a rather bad plug for a rather bad book?

Shallowstreams Mon 25-Apr-16 15:57:37

To what blog? Hers? I've never even been on it myself so I doubt it

If her periods are irregular and she never knows when they will be then how does the date of her last period help? Do they just count you as pregnant from that even if you could have 40 or 50 day cycles?

Shallowstreams Mon 25-Apr-16 15:58:23

You lot are very suspicious. Are you like this in every aspect of your lives? Must be tiring

KeepsAwayTheNargles Mon 25-Apr-16 15:58:38

Yes, that is indeed what the apps do.

5tardusty Mon 25-Apr-16 16:02:14

The apps always date your pregnancy from your last period, even if you know for definite when you ovulated.

TheJiminyConjecture Mon 25-Apr-16 16:02:44

Oh bloody hell she's written a book now? What's it called "Stating the bloody obvious?" Or "My sense of humour left with the placenta?"

Either way, any one can enter the date of their last period to get a rough date. Obviously this is more difficult if there's months and months between cycles but then an early scan may be offered.

Temporaryanonymity Mon 25-Apr-16 16:04:46

Sounds like a book and blog to avoid.

sleeponeday Mon 25-Apr-16 16:10:03

Some of her posts pop up on Facebook now and then, when friends share or like them. They always amuse me. If she's found a readership and now has a book deal, good luck to her, how great. Nice that someone has had such good fortune from their blogging.

The apps, as has been said, always calculate back that way, as in fact do GPs. No matter how impossible that calculation may be in actuality.

WoodleyPixie Mon 25-Apr-16 16:12:55

The book is awful. I stupidly brought it on kindle thinking it would be funny light hearted read along the lines of other mummy fiction, but it's rubbish. Takes herself far too seriously and really difficult to read as everything so long winded.

Nothing funny although I've only managed half of the book. I never give up on a book either. No matter how bad I plough on hoping it will get better but this, Meh! I can't be bothered.

gamerchick Mon 25-Apr-16 16:14:34

You should have left the number 1 bestseller bit.

I see posts on Facebook as well, she's not interesting enough to fork out for a book but good luck to her, I hope she does well.

gamerchick Mon 25-Apr-16 16:15:19


SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 25-Apr-16 16:18:57

Sounds fabulously interesting!

Just like the stupid "brummymummyof2" blogs that one of my FB friends keeps posting and fawning all over confused.

In general, I'm not a fan of many blogs.

WorraLiberty Mon 25-Apr-16 16:25:47

'Mummy fiction'???


<< Gouges out eyes with blunt spoons >>

Goingtobeawesome Mon 25-Apr-16 16:26:40


Purely for the deletion message. First time ever I couldn't be arsed to even pretend to post a relevant comment when I just wanted to read the deletion comment.

Boogers Mon 25-Apr-16 16:34:05

WoodleyPixey Wife Up North (or similar title) was the last good 'mum' book/blog I read. Startlingly honest as someone who has made that journey from down south (Derbyshire) to up north (Durham) and tried to integrate into a very different community.

WoodleyPixie Mon 25-Apr-16 16:43:43

Boogers thanks. Ill take a look.

I like a good book that I don't have to think about it doesn't make me question to read myself to sleep. I have book clubs for my thought provoking fiction and have a degree in English literature so have read my fair share of Shakespeare and the bronte type literature.

What other genre would un mumsy mum, school gates etc come under?

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