Hi all. Complete newbie to the forum but am so very confused although I'm sure I'm just being daft.
Also apologies if this is not in the right area of the forum.
Anyhoo......used a cb digital all singing and dancing test last Thursday and to my surprise it came up with 3+ weeks. Yay! Phoned gp and receptionist gave me the phone number for the local maternity unit, Dr doesn't need to see me apparently. Phone number gave an email address that I used to self refer...... had a phone call Saturday from mw but can't remember what she said except for need to go for a scan and a letter will come through the mail.
I had my daughter 9 and a bit years ago and it was all so very different then. Gp had to confirm, bloods required and an appointment with the mw going over the ins and outs of family history etc.
What happens next? How on earth do I work out how far pg we are, stopped pill mid January, had a 48 day cycle and 1st day of last period was 9th March. I only tested because my boobs have been so sore and bfp was on day 35. OH is excited as it is his first (previous marriage was a nightmare in the end) and I'm sitting here feeling so far out of touch with what happens and physically sick. I swear I don't remember being so tired with sore boobs and feeling nauseous all day this early with my daughter.
I wish I had written it down but didn't think about it at the time. I'm fairly sure she said I needed a date scan to know where we are. I talked to my friend as I was a bit confused about having to email the maternity unit (seems so impersonal!) And she checked with another friend of hers that is pg who said that she had a scan and then the midwife had her first appointment at her house instead of a clinic or hospital.
It's all changed, so very much. Is it the same everywhere or just my local area?
the 12 week (ish) scan is also referred to as the dating scan when they measure everything and estimate due date from that. They can also do the nuchal measurement and bloods for combined testing at that point.
Date from 9th March as the first day of your last period which would make you 6+6. This ties in with a 3+ CB a week ago too. I'd just go with a 28 day cycle when calculating your own dates as they hadn't really settled down yet and you can't be sure when you ovulated. They'll adjust your dates at the 12 week scan if needs be.