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yes, when you get BFP, you are at 4 weeks.
Last time, my periods were longer than the 28 days they use to calculate the date. I knew when I conceived, and I knew I was due on April 11 (somewhere close). Well my OB keep saying I was due April 5th and I kept correcting her and she said "you don't know your conception date" I really did and I knew my periods where longer than 28 days. So I was actually induced 3 days early for being past my due date
40ish raising 3 kids with the help of their loving father.
This happens all the time with OBs. And the worst part is, 40 weeks is NOT your "DUE" date even though they call it that, because the normal range of fullterm human gestation is in fact 38-42 weeks, and 40 is merely the midpoint of that. So my EDD of Jan 15 actually translates, in real terms, to a range of possible dates that are still normal, neither early nor late, of Jan 1-Jan 29! So "Any time in January" is accurate and normal.
It's so unfair, that on this side of the ocean, women who homebirth have even made a "45 week club" yet anyone who sees an OB will likely get fed misinformation on the necessity of inducing at or before 40 weeks. I am sure most of the OBs believe it themselves, having never gone overseas to practice, nor had any experience of normal, natural, spontaneous labors beyond 40, because of course they call for inductions, so it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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