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December 1st, 2011, 08:16 AM
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So when I was at my 7 week appointment last month, my doctor gave me a due date of june 10th (which I figured was june 9th so it was ok). Well the nurse did, and then said I was 12 weeks along. So then said I'm pretty sure I'm 7 weeks, and she said no you're 12. I let it go but then when the doctor came in and tried to do a doppler he said that he couldn't hear the baby and then brought me into u/s. They found the baby and he said I was measuring small, at 8 weeks. So then I said, well I am 7 weeks, the nurse had it mixed up so he double checked and said yep you are 7 weeks and 3 days which was exactly what I was thinking.

It was a little unsettling because in the same appointment the dr said he was thinking of setting my c-section for 37 weeks, and if they were following their original idea then they would've been off by 5 weeks. However, I think through u/s they would've found the correct weeks.

But then I went to the doctor's yesterday and the nurse said I was 11 weeks 6 days when I was actually 12 weeks 3 days. I said that and this other nurse also dismissed it. So I was a little frustrated but I figure it's only 4 days off.

Anyone else having this trouble? I am debating if I should push it again at the next appointment or let it go since it is only 4 days.
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December 1st, 2011, 08:28 AM
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I think you need to tell them to get their $#!t together.
It´s so unprofessional of them to keep messing up with your weeks. Especially since you will have a scheduled c-section.

Push for it hun. Or change offices.
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December 1st, 2011, 08:39 AM
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Yeah I'm debating that. I waited in the waiting room 2 hours before I was seen, and the appointment was 15 mins total.

I just moved to the area (southern chicago), so I don't really know the available drs that well. But I have public aid for now and my options are limited. I picked this ob because he was the only one who accepts my insurance that delivers out of the top hospital in the area. I really like the hospital because they have an excellent nicu an and high risk doctors. But I may try calling myself and see if I can find something else. I found this one through a referral line. I just wish I would've gotten established first before I had gotten pregnant, probably would be better for the baby.

That's probably more my emotions talking though lol.
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December 1st, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Mine has fluctuated by 3 days one way or the other, but since I know my LMP I am sticking with that.
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December 1st, 2011, 08:46 AM
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MIne has fluctuated by a couple of days, but not 4, in fact my doc said if it is off by 4 or more on the u/s based off of LMP then they change the due date, otherwise they keep it. My u/s dating and my LMP dating were off by 5, so my due date is based off of my u/s - I would talk to them about it or switch offices, because 4 days can mean a big difference if they are scheduling a c-section at 37 weeks and end up scheduling it at 36 and 3 days...that can mean a difference in lung development, especially if they are even more off than that! My DH was delivered by c-section when they thought he was full term, turns out he was at least 5 weeks early and he had lots of lung issues and other problems as an infant, so I would definitely bring it up!
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December 1st, 2011, 09:10 AM
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MIne has fluctuated by a couple of days, but not 4, in fact my doc said if it is off by 4 or more on the u/s based off of LMP then they change the due date, otherwise they keep it. My u/s dating and my LMP dating were off by 5, so my due date is based off of my u/s - I would talk to them about it or switch offices, because 4 days can mean a big difference if they are scheduling a c-section at 37 weeks and end up scheduling it at 36 and 3 days...that can mean a difference in lung development, especially if they are even more off than that! My DH was delivered by c-section when they thought he was full term, turns out he was at least 5 weeks early and he had lots of lung issues and other problems as an infant, so I would definitely bring it up!
Cary is absolutely right.
I was delivered by c-section at 37 weeks because the dr made a calculation mistake (and my mom didn´t know any better since I was her first and it was 1980 ) and I had to wear a plastic prosthesis for my hips until I was a year old.
My bones were not entirely bones yet and my hips were too weak.
I don´t have any damage on them thank goodness and I even delivered vaginally my son, but I could have without the proper treatment (which took YEARS of seeing an orthopedic specialist).

So just to keep that in mind.
If you were to deliver naturally I wouldn´t think much of it but since they are forcing the birth, it´s something to consider
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