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themumfairy Tue 18-Aug-15 13:22:43

ok I'm 16 weeks pregnany and totally confused about my dates.

I was using ovia while ttc so I have all my dates written down.

I was working a lot that month so only dtd the once. the 13th of may.

however my scan puts me 2 days before that at conceiving on the 11th.

I know you can conceive later than the day of dtd but never of conceiving before.

I'm scared baby is just huge and I'll have 10lber.

sarkymare Tue 18-Aug-15 13:46:13

The dates given at scans are not exact. More often than not they are out by a few days.

I'm not sure why you think your conception date being two days behind would make you have a huge 10lb baby.

5hell Tue 18-Aug-15 13:54:46

i dont think they help us in this country by giving us a due date, and therefore "exact" dates to work back from! it raises expectations, questions and confusion! other places give women a due week...i think a range would be much wiser, but i doubt it'll ever change.

each pregnancy is different and I assume some embyros may implant rapidly, and may therefore appear further along than others and vise versa.
e.g. i just have a scan (at 8w by my dates) but embryo only measures 6w4d - errors in measurements, normal variation in all things biological etc mean its probably within normal range

i wouldn't worry smile

Runningupthathill82 Tue 18-Aug-15 21:22:36

It's only two days different! Not at all sure why you think that would give you a huge baby. It's nothing to worry about at all...

MummyPigg Tue 18-Aug-15 21:39:19

As Running ^ said I don't see what your stressing about?! In 2 days your baby won't have gained an extra 3 pounds even if they were correct which they aren't if you have your dates right. They are only estimated dates not solid exact dates.

hufflebottom Tue 18-Aug-15 21:43:56

Scan dates are wrong. I know mine are. My due date is at least a week/week and a half earlier than they should be. But midwife won't have it any other way.

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