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nobody_gurl
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I was reading Baby_Mama06's question and I was wonderin, if someone's due date is on the 22 of Jan fror example, shouldnt it really be the 18th of Jan
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I have no idea what you're asking here. Clarify?
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If a doctor gives a patient a due date, they are counting from the date of the LMP which could be a week later then when the due date really is. So what I am really asking is Does pregnancy actually start when your period starts? Because that's what it seems like from where the doctor would usually count the due date
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Some docs ask for the LMP, so they can then add 14 days (again, average ovulation) and count from there; others count 280 days from the LMP: gestation is typically 266, so that factors for the 2-week difference. Pregnancy, actually starts when conception has occurred, which would be about another week after ovulation, but gestation factors in for the process from fertilization to implantation/pregnancy.

Thing with any date predicitions is that trying to get them down to the day is fruitless, really. babies don't have calendars, and while 40 weeks is an average, and standard, that's all it is.


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do you usually count the 14 days from the first day of the cycle or the last day
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The first day.
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quote:
Originally posted by nobody_gurl:
I was reading Baby_Mama06's question and I was wonderin, if someone's due date is on the 22 of Jan fror example, shouldnt it really be the 18th of Jan

lol that's great. my birthday is the 22nd of january

i've always wondered that too though. due date predictions are real sketchy


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