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So, according to my doctor's office today is technically my 41 week appointment but the more I think about it I think I am only 40 weeks. The way the calculation was described to me is typically a woman ovulates about 2 weeks after LMP. They take the first day of your last one and calculate from there. I know for a fact that I could not possibly have conceived this child until a little more than 3 weeks after that date. I told my doc this today to see if there could be an extra week in there that would have me closer to 40 instead of the 41 weeks they say I am. His only response was he understands what I am saying but they use that specific formula and they don't change the due date once it is set. I told him according to the very first U/S I had she measured 2 weeks behind the Feb 5th due date and the U/S lady put me at Feb 17. Also, for each of my appointments when the fundal height was done she always measured 1 week behind.
This all led to my induction for Thursday being cancelled which we had planned to do anyways. I will have an U/S instead so they can check Maggie's size, fluids, and all that jazz. They wanted to go ahead and schedule another induction for Monday or Tuesday next week just because it is easier to cancel than try to get someone in but Corey and I told him the earliest we would do it in a non emergency situation is the 21st. That way we are clear of the Feb 17 due date the U/S lady gave us originally.
Either way though, my blood pressure was 110/70 or something like that and Maggie's heart rate was good. Unfortunately, I got the new nurse who wasn't entirely sure about the order things were done in so I almost plowed her down on my way out of the exam room to get to the restroom since she wouldn't stop asking me questions.
Hopefully, Maggie will come on her own sooner rather than later. That or the U/S Thursday will help prove I am not as far as my doc thinks I am.
Sorry they're giving you trouble about this. I've dealt with this in some of my pregnancies due to being a 'late' or sporadic ovulator. However, my doctor typically goes with the date indicated on an early ultrasound rather than that calculated by the LMP. I'm glad you and Maggie are both healthy and hope she decides to come in her own before they get too pushy about an induction.
Brooke, happy mama to one girl (9), and four boys (7, 5, 3, and 2) and a surprise post-vasectomy miracle baby born February 7.