Midwives/Conception

Advertisement


Question
I had my 1st scan and was told my gestational age was 9Weeks 5Days on the 14th of December. My due dat is the 14th July 2013.
I did not tell the nurse when my last period was although I knew it was on the 7th of October. When I do conception calculations they all give me the exact same due date as the nurse. Is it possible that I could have conceived on the 29th of October and if so how likely is this. If not when did I mos likely conceive?

Thank you

Holly

Answer
If your LMP was October 7th, and your periods are approximately 28-32 days, then you most likely conceived somewhere around October 21-25. If your periods are longer than that, then you conceived later. Early ultrasounds are quite accurate, off by possibly a day or two, not more. (Later ultrasounds are not nearly as accurate, and can be off by as much as two weeks!) If the ultrasound gives your due date as July 14th, then you most likely conceived on October 21, give or take a day or two.
Best of luck,
Sheva

Midwives

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Sheva

Expertise

I can answer questions about choosing a midwife, the different types of midwives, whether hiring a midwife is the right choice for you, history of midwifery, midwifery beliefs and practices, and where to find a good midwife. I can also answer questions about giving birth at home with a midwife.

Experience

I am studying to be a midwife. I gave birth four times with midwives, two at home, and have experience with different types of midwives.

Education/Credentials
I am studying to be a midwife.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.