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help! what is my due date??

I know that doctors go by your last menstrual cycle to estimate your due date however mine are irregular. My last cycle was on February the 3rd and I had no more periods after that I had sex on the 22nd of march that's when I got pregnant. They are using my conception date to estimate my due date however if I go by my conception date I'm only pregnant for 38 weeks not 40. I'm so confused am I due on the 12th of December or the 25th?
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What is your baby measuring at? December 25th sounds right if you regularly missed periods. But not having a period for over 28+ days isn't normal for everyone and can alter your ovulation cycle.
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My baby was measuring 4 weeks on April the 21st and then 4 weeks after that she was measuring at 8 weeks. What I am trying to figure out is if you go by your conception date why are you only 38 weeks pregnant and if you go by your LMP your 40 weeks? If I go by my conception date will I be expected to deliver at 38 weeks not 40?
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Right now I'm 35 weeks but she's a week ahead on the ultrasound
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Usually go by your conception date. If you know for a fact it was the 22nd of march then that was it. With my daughter I got a date of Nov 22nd then a date of Nov 31st then Nov 16th. I knew the exact date I conceived which was the 15th of Feb. By their calculator I delivered at 39 weeks on Nov 8th. She never measured big. Currently with my son, he's measuring days larger every time approx 2 or 3 days. In a few weeks we will see how much further. Either way after 35/36 weeks get ready to go.
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Thank you!  Due dates can be so confusing especially for someone who has irregular cycles
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Your due date will be about 38 weeks from the day of conception, but you will still be considered 40 weeks because your body is preparing for a pregnancy before it happens. When you use your lmp, the two weeks are already calculated in because you usually ovulate around two weeks after your period ends.
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