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Hi Catherine.
On September 27th and 29th I had sexual intercourse with someone after my boyfriend and I broke up for a month and some. We didn't use protection but he did not ejaculate in me. On October 7th and 8th, I had sex with my boyfriend and he ejaculated in me. I took the plan b and  got my period October 12th. However, that period was really weird. The blood was extremely dark, and there were mainly blood clots. It wasn't even really blood, more like mucas. But the cramps were still there. I then had sex on the 23rd and 24th of October and when my period was to come on November 8th, it didn't. I went to the docs nov 13th and they told me I was pregnant. I did an ultra sound on january 3rd to see how far along I am, and they said the baby measures from crown to rump at 5.7cm. They also said the baby was at 12W 2D at that moment. I am confused and I don't know who has fathered my child? Please help me as I am worries everyday and can't relax for the sake of this baby

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Based on your ultrasound, you most likely conceived around Oct. 23rd, which means that your boyfriend is the father.  There is absolutely no way that you conceived in September or you would be a month further along than you are, which could not be missed on an ultrasound.

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Catherine Beier MS CBE

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I can provide evidence-based information and current research findings concerning childbirth and pregnancy. My specializations include natural childbirth, pregnancy and birth interventions, fetal positioning, labor induction, choosing a care provider, midwives, homebirth, unassisted birth, natural pain relief, medications in pregnancy and birth, informed consent, understanding the risks and benefits of childbirth choices, doulas, waterbirth, childbirth methods, childbirth education classes, cesarean section, and VBAC.

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I have been a childbirth educator, mother, author, public speaker, researcher, and birth advocate for the past 9 years. I am also the author of GivingBirthNaturally.com, a site dedicated to natural childbirth and pregnancy information. I publish evidence-based articles on pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care, and post-partum care. I'm also a mother of three children, two daughters and one son all born naturally.

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My book, Birth Outside the Box, was published in 2007.

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I hold a Master's degree in communication disorders with an emphasis in child development. I am also an independent childbirth educator.

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