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I am confused about my due date

By Anonymous July 15, 2014 - 3:33pm
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I got my last period on April 27 2014 and I experienced spotting on May 27 2014. I tested for pregnancy through clearblue test and both the tests were negative. On july 14, after doctors took my blood reports, they confirmed I am 2 week pregnant. How is that possible? I should be 5 week pregnant

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Hello Anonymous,

The method typically used by healthcare providers is simply to count from the first day of your last period. For women with a menstrual cycle of average length, that day is usually about two weeks before conception, which explains why pregnancies are said to last 40 weeks. This method doesn't take into account how long your menstrual cycle actually is or when you think you might have conceived.

If your last menstrual period was late April, you should be farther along than 2 weeks. Ask your doctor about this during your next appointment.


July 17, 2014 - 4:34pm
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