My OB has listed my due date as July 7th based on my LMP. My early ultrasound gave a date of July 11th/12th. I had another ultrasound today and all measurements pointed to July 7th. The woman doing the ultrasound was very adamant that this due date was more accurate than the 11th/12th because she took many measurements repeatedly--admittedly, she did take her time more than the first tech we had. To many this may seem trivial, but I'm planning to VBAC and so dates are a little more important. I'm more comfortable with the 12th because it gives me a little more room as far as the VBAC is concerned. What do you think?
Would you change your EDD?
How do you feel about your EDD based on your LMP? Do you feel like your cycles were pretty regular? Do you have a sense of when you conceived? I can't remember if you posted about this before. I am also planning on a VBAC and made clear to my midwife (who is part of an ob group) that I knew that my cycles were always longer than 28 days and I was certain that my LMP date was not the date we should use. She took measurements when I was ~ 9 wks and they were all crazy different. Some pointing to July 15th. But she had me come back in 2 weeks to repeat and then she got the date that I estimated of July 9th. (My LMP date would have been July 5th.) She said she didn't want to shortchange me, but didn't want me going to 44 weeks. In a nutshell, if you feel like your LMP date is definitely wrong, I'd push for change b/c an earlier u/s is likely more accurate for dating.
Yep - I agree with the above responses. Give yourself some wiggle room and use the later date (plus, it's not 2 weeks)! I'm POSITIVE about my ovulation date, but my LO is measured at anywhere from 9-11 days larger in length (not weight). Every time I go to the OB to get my SCH checked, I tell them how far along I am, and they say, "No, we have you at 1.5 weeks farther along." Umm... no. :)