I'm still breastfeeding and my first postpartum period was august 21 - august 27, 2014. Then I did not have a period or spotting whatsoever in September then I test positive for pregnancy on October 11th and the early ultrasound gave me my due date of June 22nd meaning I would have gotten pregnant around september 29th or within days later. Ultrasound at 10 weeks dated me at June 1st although my due date according to lmp is June 11th. My sons consistently measured 2 weeks ahead until the third trimester where he's matching up with the lmp due date. In this episode of the podcast, Penny has a rant about one of her pet peeves – the ever changing due date – and gives lots of tips on how to determine the estimated due date (EDD) with the greatest accuracy.Having a scan in the first few months of pregnancy can be a thrilling experience.I'm just curious if this has changed at all since they started more first trimester ultrasounds.
With my daughter the ultrasound was off by a day and with this one it's also off by a day. My son was late and I have a feeling this one will be too.However, the timing of your first scan will also depend on how your pregnancy is going, and where you live.Your midwife may recommend an early scan at between six weeks and 10 weeks if you have experienced bleeding.This scan may also be performed also if you have an early pregnancy and have bleeding or pain (even if you have already had a scan or are sure of your last menstrual period) to assess if the pregnancy progressing normally. A scan performed between 7-11 weeks pregnancy/gestation is accurate to within 3 days. • The number of babies • The presence of the baby’s heart beat • The position of the pregnancy (check it is in the uterus and not outside, known as an ectopic pregnancy) • The appearance of the uterus and ovaries How is it done?Most of the images can be obtained by transabdominal ultrasound (this involves scanning through your lower abdomen) using a probe and gel on your skin. Sometimes if the pregnancy is early or better images of your uterus or ovaries is required a transvaginal ultrasound scan is required.