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post #61 of 77
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Originally Posted by EvaLou32 View Post

Finally scheduled my first appointment for June 20th. I know that I am 6w4d because I was tracking my cycle and I know when I ovulated. BUT, according to my LMP, I am actually 7w4d. This always happens to me because I have a long cycle. The OB never wants to base the due date on my information though and I always get a little nervous about getting to 41weeks and being pressured to be induced, although that hasn't happened yet. I mean, I always go past 41 weeks but I've never been pressured to be induced. Anyway! My Doctor is going to do an ultrasound to determine the due date. I don't usually get an early ultrasound, but if this helps give me a more accurate due date, then I won't have to worry about the threat of induction as much. And I can't help but be excited about seeing that little heart beat. :)

 

The only way I can think of dealing with the due date dilemma is to fudge on your LMP date.  I have long cycles, too.  I know when I ovulated, so I just gave the date that was 2 weeks before that.  It wasn't very big of a difference in dates for me, but last time I went over by 4 days, and I got funny looks after I got past that 40 week mark.  Why don't they get that it's just an estimate?

post #62 of 77

I'd lie as well. I, in fact, already lied because I was sure about my dates and the MWs cannot attend HB after 41w6d. Last June I made the cutoff by two days. It's so stressful. I had a dating US that confirmed my lie date, oddly enough orngtongue.gif

post #63 of 77

Yeah, that's the only problem - I mean, could be the only problem.  If you were to lie about the dates and then a dating ultrsound put you much further along than that - then they'd probably just go with the ultrasound dates instead.  But if that's not likely to be an issue, then fudging a bit makes perfect sense.

post #64 of 77

I used to ovulate late, so I would always fudge my LMP date.  I didn't want to have pressure at the end if they thought I was heading toward going "overdue".

post #65 of 77

I just tell Dr and MW's that my baby can't read calendars. Sorry! ROTFLMAO.gif

post #66 of 77
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Originally Posted by kel View Post

Yeah, that's the only problem - I mean, could be the only problem.  If you were to lie about the dates and then a dating ultrsound put you much further along than that - then they'd probably just go with the ultrasound dates instead.  But if that's not likely to be an issue, then fudging a bit makes perfect sense.

I've always been told if I was sure of my LMP and unless US was a week+ off they wouldn't change EDD. I lied by only 4 days because I don't think I'll (please!) go beyond 42w.

post #67 of 77

I've never (knock on wood) gone beyond 42 weeks either - but I've definitely hit 12 days past my due date.  I've never been concerned about it before - but I'm definitely more nervous now that a hospital is involved. 

post #68 of 77

I HAVE gone beyond 42w, but the last three were 41w2d, 41w3d, 41w4d so I'm really hoping that pattern along with a few leeway lie days I gave myself are enough. I could tell the MW that my baby doesn't give a care about timetables and laws, but it would still be illegal for her to attend me at home post dates. 

post #69 of 77
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Originally Posted by kawa kamuri View Post

I HAVE gone beyond 42w, but the last three were 41w2d, 41w3d, 41w4d so I'm really hoping that pattern along with a few leeway lie days I gave myself are enough. I could tell the MW that my baby doesn't give a care about timetables and laws, but it would still be illegal for her to attend me at home post dates. 


Here I don't even remember the first day of my last period.  I remember when I had the 'oops', the day I noticed my discharge went creamy and the day I got my first 'faint' pregnancy test.  So I *think* that my due date is December 30, however I realize it could be a couple days likely either way.  However, I'm going to tell the midwives my best guess and tell them that I know it's a bit fuzzy.  I did *not* want and early ultrasound for dating purposes since I have an idea. They're just going to have to deal!  

 

In general I go over...one 41w2d, two around 40w3d and then my last was a fluke.  My water broke at 38w4d!  Go figure.  Went into labor about 9 hours after that and it was crazy short (maybe three really painful contractions and DH wound up catching him!).  I'm guessing, barring my water breaking I'm likely to go over a little bit again.

 

The first appointment here isn't for another 2+ weeks.  I should be 12 weeks then, and hopefully they should be able to hear a heartbeat!

post #70 of 77
With my first, it was around 14 w, with my second, I waited til 20 w, and I'd like to hold off til about halfway with this one, too. smile.gif No U/S with #2, and not sure if we'll do the 20 wk u/s this time -- if we do, it will be to learn the sex since this is our last baby and I've got my heart set on another little girl <3
post #71 of 77

Had my first appointment today and all went well. So happy to be able to breathe a sigh of relief. And so amazed that we saw a tiny little flicker of a heartbeat. (Yes, this is the first time...) Wow!

post #72 of 77

congrats gelato! So much fun seeing that!

post #73 of 77
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Originally Posted by organicviolin View Post

congrats gelato! So much fun seeing that!

 



Thank you! I swear it looked like a twinkling star!

post #74 of 77

Saw my midwife today!  I had an ultrasound, and everything is working like it's supposed to, which is a relief after many pelvic surgeries for endometriosis, etc.  We got to see/hear the heartbeat on the ultrasound, which we were very grateful for- my husband leaves for 6 months of training in a couple of weeks, so this will most likely be the last appointment he'll be able to attend until I'm 36 weeks. 

post #75 of 77

First appt is July 11. I will be about 10 weeks then.

post #76 of 77

Just realized I never updated.  Had an appointment at 9.5 weeks, heartbeat was strong at 183, and baby looked good! :)

post #77 of 77

I'm new to MDC, so I hope I'm posting a reply correctly...

 

I haven't made an appointment with a care provider yet and I just don't feel the need to do so.  I'd love to know my dates, because I have a feeling I might actually be due in December, but even then, I'm just not desperate to have anyone all up in my business.  Physically and emotionally.  I really just want to do this thing on my own.  

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