Posted this in pregnancy but think i should have posted here. i am 36 weeks today by midwife dates - based on 28 day cycle. my cycle is 22 days so i think that makes me 37 weeks tommorow. why dont they allow for people with diff cycles?? even on 20 wwek scan i was 20 6 days putting me closer to my dates. which would you go by, reason i ask is ds1 was born at 36 weeks and ds2 was born at 37 weeks. plus i am geeting to stage were every date counts - fed up of been pregnant now!
IMHO I don't think that getting the due date is an exact science at all.... According to my scan and my midwife I was due yesterday... however I know exactly when I conceived and that would make me 39 weeks.... I can't remember when my last period actually was but have quite a long cycle...
either way baby will arrive when baby is ready... just be prepared and all will be well I am sure...
thanks for messages. i know when i conceived too and it falls in with dates i have for my short cycle. think i am just trying to wish away the weeks i have left. other 2 were born at 36 and 37 weeks so that due date window is well and truly open for me now and it just has you on tender hooks. u never know i might even be late! god i hope not!
Only 5% of babies are born on the calculated due dates, LOL! Awkward little blighters from the start, arent't they?? I have a 28 day cylce and my 2 "normal" pregnancies (I am not counting emCS due to placenta preavia at 31 weeks) went to 42 weeks. Sorry, not what you want to hear, I know.
I know it is an annoying clichee but your baby will come when he/she is ready . Stay active if you can and who knows? Good luck
my remaining weeks are going to be spent looking after my 17month old and my 5 year old!!! oh dear, going to be rough!! do feel slightly better as head is 2/5 engaged and i seem to be able to breathe easier or not get so out of puff as much. i will try and enjoy these last few weeks
OMG, I think you are me! I am 37 weeks by scan dates and 36 my mw dates. I CANNOT WAIT!I have spend these last 10 days 'entertaining' my 23 month and 5 year olds, who were born at 37 and 38 weeks. I have placenta previa and appointment tomorrow morning will hopefully give me a cs date. Scared of going into labour early though.
you have rendered me speechless!! we are one!! i cannot wait either, every little niggle i think this is it, ITS DOING MY HEAD IN!!! if you know u have to have a cs for definate get to hosiptal as soon as u start. I went very quick with my second. good luck!!!!!!!! keep in touch