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b pilIm pregnant but i want to figure out what day i conceived!! IDK if the plan l worked!! please help!!!!

By Anonymous December 23, 2011 - 5:00pm
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so in septmeber i had sex with 2 people. one i was dating and the other was my ex bf of six years on and off. (please do not judge me) im trying to figure out if my ex(who is now my bf soon to be fiance) got me pregnant. so i had unprotected sex on the sept 16 with the guy i was dating for awhile not to mention i had just ended my normal period on that day.....so he didnt tell me when he was going to bust so it just happened. i dont know how much went it or if any but for sure some landed on top of my vagina. anyways i didnt take the NEXT CHOICE PILL until the 18th at night and then the next pill on the 19th early in the morning. while i was waiting for my period to come, my ex comes out of the blue and we hooked up (iknow, shame on me). this was on the 23rd of sept. the next day i get my period 24th. my period was lighter than usual and only lasted 3 days(my periods are usually 5days long). i know that lighter and shorter periods usually occur after taking the pill. but im still unsure. i had sex with my ex 2 more times after that, unprotected, on the sept 28th and on oct 5.

so by mid october i was already pregnant i didnt know until october 27th when i went for a normal check up. so now im 14 weeks pregnant. and the doctor keeps changing my due dates. it went from july 3 of 2012 to june 27 to june 21 and now this is my actual date due which i got from the specialist june 18th. so now im freaking out! because this means i conceived earlier and maybe the next choice pill didnt work. please help i need opinions!! the doctor said i must have conceived on sept 25th. maybe a few days earlier or after that date! idk if im stressing out and over analyzing this but i want to be sure this is my boyfriends baby. what do you think??? was my period on sept 24th a real period????? ughhhhhhhh HELP!!

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When an obstetrician calculates the due date, he or she bases it on something called gestational age.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, "Gestational age, or the age of the baby, is calculated from the first day of the mother's last menstrual period. Since the exact date of conception is almost never known, the first day of the last menstrual period is used to measure how old the baby is."

1) Gestational age is calculated from the first day of the mother's last menstrual period and not from the date of conception.

2)The baby can be measured as early as 5 or 6 weeks after the mother's last menstrual period. Measuring the baby using ultrasound is most accurate in early pregnancy. It becomes less accurate later in pregnancy. The best time to estimate gestational age using ultrasound is between the 8th and 18th weeks of pregnancy. The most accurate way to determine gestational age is using the first day of the woman's last menstrual period and confirming this gestational age with the measurement from an ultrasound exam.

So, the first day of your last menstrual period was September 24. Your obstetrician uses that date to calculate your due date. If you have not yet had an ultrasound, one will be scheduled soon.

Confirming who is your baby's father can be done with paternity testing. Paternity testing can be done before the baby's birth  with DNA testing as part of an amniocentesis or after the baby is born with DNA testing using blood or cheek swab samples.

Please discuss your concerns and particular situation with your obstetrician.


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