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#1 of 6 Old 11-07-2008, 04:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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LMP was 10/13. I had a bfp on 11/4 (I have a way short cycle). So that means the dr would give me a due date of 7/20, right? And how far along am I? 3 weeks?? I've done this before but for someone reason I can't remember how to figure all this out. Thanks!

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Congrats! I put in your info at the due date calculator website with the average length of cycle as 22 days (the shortest time they allow) and they said 7/17. If you leave all the numbers default, and based on your LMP, then 7/20. If you wanted to do the math, I think you add 266 days to your LMP date.
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Do you have any idea on which day you conceived? Or when you were ovulating? That would be most accurate, as calculating based on LMP when you don't have a 28 day cycle can be wonky.

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Thanks for the link, Meliisa.

I think I ovulated on the 23rd and we dtd that night. That was cd 11. Then I had a bfp on 11/4, which was 12 dpo (cd 23). I think my luteal phase is usually 13-14 days. So according to the calculator thingie, I'm due 7/17 and I'm 4 weeks today. Dang that's early! lol

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Yes, a conception date of around October 23, would make an EDD of 7/16. So anywhere around there. Even if your doctor insists on basing your EDD on your LMP, at least it's in your favor (meaning, you get a few extra days before any worries of 'postdates', etc). It's women with extra LONG cycles who have a huge fight to battle, sometimes.

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That's what I was thinking, Rhea. I think I'll just give them my lmp date and not even mention ovulation/short cycles/etc.

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