I am joining the October group today but I am sooooo confused about my due date. Could someone please help me out?
As I have a 3 year old son and have had a miscarriage in 2012, my understanding is that you work out your due date by the first day of you last period, am I correct? Therefore, my first day of my last period was 31/12/2013 (how could I forget, getting ready to go out for NY Eve) making me 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant.
Well, I just had an ultrasound and the lady asked me when was the LAST day of my last period, I looked at her funny saying don't you mean the first day she said no because you can't be pregnant while you have your period. I told her it was the 5/01/2014. She said well we may not see anything as you are only 5 weeks and 5 days pregnant.
Anyway, she did the abdominal ultrasound and guess what, we could not see the baby, she saw the Gestational Sac but no baby. I started to freak out and to get stressed as this is what happened last time and I ended up miscarrying. She asked if I wanted to do an internal and I said that I did.
Thankfully, there was my little bub with a little heart beat of 114 not very strong but said it may have only started yesterday and she said that the measurement was 6 weeks and 3 days which is what I said.
To confuse you ladies even more just as I am, she said that I conceived on the 01/01/2014, how is that possible? I asked her if she was sure she said yeah...um, isn't the conception date the day you ovulate and the whole process of making a baby begins, if so, this should be 10-17 days from your last period. Her calculation is one day from my last period during my period.
I won't confuse you anymore but according to my date from the FIRST day of my last period I am due the 7th of October, if the ultrasound technician is correct then I am due the 12th of October.
I hope everything will be ok this time.
I wish all you ladies the best in your pregnancies. I love the month October because I am born on the 16th of October!