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According to charts based on LMP, I'm due March 21 (LMP was Friday, June 13).<br><br>
My cycle is generally 32 days, but can be 33 or 34 days, and once in a while less than 30 days. In only had a few periods b/w dd and ds, and only a few b/w ds and this pregnancy.<br><br>
I KNOW the date of conception was June 22 (what a nice Sunday afternoon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">). This was only 5 days after my period ended. (sidebar, i'm thinking this is a girl).<br><br>
Any thoughts out there? I am not obsessed with the "due" date, just curious about different methods of calculation.
 

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I would add on about five or six days to your standard due date based on the length of your cycles.<br><br>
Here is a great article on different ways to determine the due date:<br><br><br><a href="http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/birthguru/articles/0,10335,243381_441156,00.html?arrivalSA=1&arrival_freqCap=1&pba=adid=6184896" target="_blank">http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/b...a=adid=6184896</a>
 

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You say you know the date of conception was that lovely Sunday afternoon. I know exactly what you mean, however, just because that was the day you had sex does not mean that is the day you conceived. For instance, we had sex on a Thursday, the last "safe day" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> to not get pg :LOL I know I ovulated the following Monday (one day earlier than normal). So, my conception date isn't the Thursday we had sex but the Monday that I ovulated so I go 38 weeks from that Monday even though it is 4 days after we had sex <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If I were going by a 28 day cycle I would be due 38 weeks past the Tuesday so we just use that date because later is better in my eyes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Which is why I'm thinking it's a girl. . . I've been told by reliable sources that if you have sex prior to ovulation, it's more likely that you'll have a girl since the girl "swimmers" stay alive longer (you know, us patient women!!). The boys get there faster but can't wait around!<br><br>
I don't know exactly when i ovulated, but if my cycle were 32 days, then it was probably the 26th-28th or so. So, you're saying count 38 weeks from there. That puts me 12 days past the 21st of March, so maybe an April baby??
 

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Hi, Colleen,<br><br>
I'd say beginning of April just to have people not calling your house after March 21. I can't remember if you told me. Did you go over with you first two? If you did, then I would certainly tell people you're due the beginning of April. Just to be safe from inquiring minds wanting to know when you go into labor.<br><br>
Ah, the joys of long menstrual cycles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> They can really keep you guessing!<br><br>
Edited to add: I say girl, too!
 

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I think that's advisable, as well. I'll probalby tell everyone that my "due" date got changed after my 20 w u/s. Jade came one week "early" and Chan was 5 days "late".
 

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FWIW, dd was conceived right after conception, so she should've been a boy by this logic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'd heard that too(about swimmers), so we were expecting a boy.
 

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Indigo -- Actually the info I read on it said that more girls are conceived something like (don't quote me) 5-3 days before ovulation. And, then more boys are conceived 2-1 days before ovulatation. But, then the CM usually thickens up immediately after ovulation and then more girls are conceived after ovulation. Now where did I read this? TCOYF mentions the book, but I can't think of it to save my life. So, your case may very well be supported by the data. FWIW!
 
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