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I suppose. I saw the midwife yesterday and after doing measurements and going over my anatomy scan she is saying I'm 28 weeks already. So.. This firmly puts me in February territory. Still not sure about all this, I don't want them to be wrong and expecting me to go before it's time, trying to induce me because they think I'm overdue. I was so sure that I was right about my LMP/O times.
 

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Hmm. I've never charted, but I know that it's often very accurate for women who are very experienced at it, so I can see how that would be frustrating for you. I hope you are able to find an answer that makes you comfortable!
 

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Isn't it possible that you're having a big baby or just measuring ahead? I measured ahead in my pregnancies at times, but my midwife never said, this means your giving birth earlier than we thought.
 

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did she say YOU were measuring 28 weeks or baby was? did they take measurements of baby during the scan and this is how they are determining it? have you had any other u/s during the pregnancy? my uterus is definitely measuring 28 weeks already according to my mw too, but the baby was normal for my dates.
 

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I'm thinking about DH weighing 10 lbs when he was born and I was 8 lbs which isn't so tiny either so what if Sashi is just a big baby? And she sat there talking about a 7 lb baby is good, etc, etc... My Mom's smallest was me, there was no 7 lb baby and she didn't have complications or diabetes.. I'm really doubting this earlier due date, but she wrote down she was going to see me again at 32 weeks which by her estimation was in 4 weeks. I knew I should have tried to go to Kapiolani for prenatal care :-\
 

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Dating U/S are the most accurate around 8-12 weeks I beleive. By the time you are in the middle of the pg and beyond, it is just an estimate- they can be off by a lb either way. Plus it sounds like she didn't even do an U/S- just measured your belly? If so, you could just be gaining weight all out front, or it could just be your anatomy. If you are confident with your charting I would stick with your original dates.
 

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Since I was charting & on clomid, my OB is going by my dates, not the ultrasound. Too much variations in baby size after 12-16 weeks.
 

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It's not too late to switch. Sounds like your midwife isn't giving you much respect and 7 lbs is only "ideal" for a baby if the baby is also developed enough to breathe properly, etc. So having a baby early so that it can be the right weight is kind of ridiculous. I would have a hard time trusting a midwife that told me that.<br><br>
FWIW, I switched with my first pregnancy at around 6 months (because the OB was not respecting my research on things) and with my second child I switched to a homebirth midwife around 30 weeks. Honestly, switching to a new provider that respects you and won't try and force you into something is LIGHTYEARS better than trying to labor in hostile conditions (or letting them induce you because you're "late" even though you're not late).<br><br>
Check out the book "Pushed", if you haven't already, as well as "the thinking woman's guide to better birth"... it's not uncommon for doctors to mess with stuff, even though it doesn't make any scientific sense. That is, most/many doctors and midwives don't practice evidence based medicine... and it's harmful to babies and moms <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I saw that book & I was thinking about it. I'm going to grab a copy. As for the switching providers I am getting a referral to Kapiolani which actually specializes in womens health and has a wealth of midwives. Keeping my fingers crossed.
 
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