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Can anyone help me figure out how far gone I am?

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lauren1982 Fri 17-Jun-16 21:45:14

Hi!

I wondered if anyone could help. I am 34 and have severe endometriosis. My husband and I were thrilled to discover last month that we have conceived naturally, despite the odds. However, there is something that is worrying me a lot. I am basically trying to figure out how far gone I am and I wondered if there was anyone here who knew more about this who could help me out. My reason for wanting to know so badly is explained in more detail below. Here is all the information I have:

Firstly, my periods are pretty irregular. These are my cycles for this year:

November- 28 days
December - 31 days
Jan - 30 days
Feb - 33 days
March - 26 days
April - 26 days

The first day of my last period was 27th April. We tried for a baby on 8th/9th/10th/12th/13th May. I got my EWCM on the 12th May, this is also the same day that I finally got my smiley face on the fertility stick. So I am assuming this is the day we nailed it smile On 25th May, I had a small amount of blood in the morning. I understand this was my implantation bleeding. Then the very next day, on the 26th May, I did a pregnancy test which was a BFP (showing 1-2 weeks).

Because of my endo, I am at risk of ectopic pregnancy, so my gynaecologist suggested an early scan to rule it out. So I went for the scan on 10th June, by which time I should have been around 6 weeks. Luckily the scan showed it had settled in my uterus, however my gyno did seem a little surprised by how small it was. He said it looked like it was only about 4-5 weeks in size (about 2mm), and at 6 weeks he would expect it to be more like 5mm. He said that perhaps I wasn’t as far gone as I thought, maybe only 5 weeks, however he did agree that given my LMP and the date that we probably conceived, I should really be about 6 weeks.

I am booked to go back again in one week to have another look, and he said he wasn’t overly concerned, but he knows I am a worrier so even if he was concerned he probably wouldn’t show it :/ I just can’t help but feel really scared now, that maybe it’s not growing properly or has stopped growing completely. Obviously all will be revealed in a week but that’s a long time when you are this afraid.

So, what I wanted to know was the following:

1. Could the fact that my periods are irregular (sometimes by a week in difference), mean that I am unable to correctly calculate how far gone I am?
2. Has anyone experienced anything like this before, and did it all turn out OK?

Any help would be so so so much appreciated smile

All the best,
Stephanie

smellsofelderberries Sat 18-Jun-16 00:28:13

While I don't have endo, my current pregnancy started very similarly to what you're going through!

I had a lot of bleeding at 5+5 so went up to the EPU when I though I was 6+1. Scan showed a 1.7mm embryo, which is right for about 5/5+1ish. I was really devestated as I had a MMC over Christmas where the little one never grew so felt it was happening all over again. Went up a week later when I though I was 7+1 to see an embryo measuring perfectly for 7+1 with a thumping great heartbeat! It was fantastic. When you're so early on the measurements are so small that it's really hard to be 100% accurate, and the difference of millimetres can mean days in terms of gestation. Good luck for your next scan!

thecatsarecrazy Sat 18-Jun-16 07:45:01

Well I conceived around the 8th of may because it was our wedding anniversary blush and I'm 6 weeks

quitecrunchy Sat 18-Jun-16 12:27:56

You might just have ovulated a bit late last month. If you ovulated about a week later than expected (which could easily have happened, especially if your cycle isn't super regular) then the measurement of 5 weeks at the scan would make sense. Calculations from LMP need to be taken with a pinch of salt I think, I'm sure hardly anyone ovulates spot on day 14!

quitecrunchy Sat 18-Jun-16 12:28:49

Also meant to say congratulations on your pregnancy!

lauren1982 Sat 18-Jun-16 12:31:51

Thank you smellsofelderberries!! xxxx

lauren1982 Sat 18-Jun-16 12:33:03

So you're 6 weeks as of today thecatsarecrazy?

lauren1982 Sat 18-Jun-16 12:33:22

Thank you very much for helpful message! smile xxx

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