Would you go by your dates or the doctor's dates? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 09-11-2012, 05:34 PM - Thread Starter
Kynid's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I have pcos so my doctor did an early dating ultrasound at 7w1d and I measured 7w3d. I did not tell him I know the day I O'd (I chart) because I wanted him to do an ultrasound for peace of mind and I don't think he would have if I was sure of when I O'd. My question is, when telling people my due date and for info on pregnancy tickers and updates, would you go by the day you know you ovulated, or your ultrasound? The only reason I am considering going by my ultrasound instead is because I will have a scheduled C Section so i don't want to always be 2 days behind him. Thanks :) 

Kynid is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 09-11-2012, 05:46 PM
baileyb's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,324
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

I'm not sure that 2 days will make much of a difference but I always go by my own dates. I think being a few days off mostly will effect any early u/s or milestones like heartbeat, etc. Once you get closer to when you are going to have your section it won't really be a big deal.



baileyb is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 09-11-2012, 06:03 PM - Thread Starter
Kynid's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thank you. I think you are right, and so far I have been going by my dates because I am 100% of when I O. I have OCD and I think it just drives me crazy a little inside for him to say I am due at a certain time when i know it's really 2 days later, even though 2 days really don't matter. Thanks again. 

Kynid is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 09-11-2012, 06:05 PM
katelove's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,889
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 215 Post(s)
I agree with BaileyB on both counts. I always use my own dates but then so do my HCPs so it's never been an issue.

And I agree that two days is not likely to be a big deal either way when it comes to planning your c/s or anything so, from that point of view it doesn't really matter. You could always tell your dr next time that you know your O date and that you'd prefer to use that for dating than the USS.

Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012  mdcblog5.gif

katelove is online now  
#5 of 5 Old 09-12-2012, 01:42 PM
JudiAU's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where creepy facebook-featured threads can't find me
Posts: 3,626
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

I always go with whatever date is later, even if the difference is big. That way if you go overdue you have less grief.

JudiAU is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 8,212

10 members and 8,202 guests
agentofchaos , AllTomorrowsParties , katelove , malehirt23 , sciencemum , shantimama , Shmootzi , wheelslom15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.