Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

measuring a week early

I'm so confused to how pregnancy even works. Don't get me wrong it's a Beautiful, life changing experience. But I hear and learn all these different things and can't help but to wonder... I am and lls FTM I'm currently 25 weeks today. However,  technically I'm measuring at 26 weeks. How does this determine my due date if I'm told one day but I measure a whole week ahead? I'm due in May. May 30th if I'm 25 weeks. And May 23rd if I'm 26 weeks. I'm so lost lol.
4 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
I am a FTM *
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Due dates are estimates. Nobody knows (aside from IVF or intense fertility treatments) what day you concieved. So Dr's are just doing their best to guess. There's clues - ultrasound, fundal height, last menstrual period - but those are just clues and guesses. Don't have your heart set on a "due" date because it's a best "guess" date.

Some women also have shorter pregnancies, some carry for longer. So you can't plan a date that your baby will be here. Baby cones when baby wants!  
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
They are estimates.. I am 25 weeks measuring 30.. but the babies are measuring 3 weeks ahead..
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
All best guesses, babies come when they want anyway.
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Pregnancy: Social Community

Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.