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Is there any way to tell when my baby was conceived?

by Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwife |
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Q I was wondering how do I know when I may have conceived and can the doctor do an ultrasound to see how old the baby is and it show up when I conceived?

A You will know when you conceive, when you miss your period. Then you can get a pregnancy test ( a home pregnancy test or have a blood or urine sample analyzed) to verify that you are pregnant. Neither lab work nor an ultrasound will confirm pregnancy the day you conceive. The fertilized egg must travel through the tubes and then attach to the uterus. An ultrasound later in pregnancy (about 6 weeks from your last menstrual period) will show a gestational sac and a heartbeat. The ultrasound tech can tell how old the baby is. The earlier the ultrasound is performed the more accurate the due date is.

Anne

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Anne Sommers, LM is a Licensed Midwife in Southern California and founder of Agape Perinatal Consultation & Birthing Services. Anne has attended and personally delivered hundreds of beautiful bouncing babies in some very wonderful and natural settings -- like in the water! She has appeared on various Southern California radio and cable television shows, talked to birth organizations, was editor for several child birth publications and was the owner, editor and publisher of "Mom" Magazine, a quarterly publication in circulation for over seven years. She completed Seattle Midwifery School's Challenge Process and the NARM exam (supervised by the California Medical Board) qualifying her for midwifery licensure. Anne actually made history as noted in the Orange County Register for being one of Southern California's first Licensed Midwives. She is also the mother of two children, born at home, with the attendance of midwives. The Baby Corner The Baby Corner - The Magazine for Expecting & New Parents


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Guest Jan 24, 2015 12:56:22 AM ET

I'm 14 weeks pregnant. in which month did i get pregnant?

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unknown Jan 18, 2015 10:44:52 PM ET

My last period was on december 23, 2014. i stepped out a few times from my relationship, and i just found out i'm pregnant, but i'm not sure who the father is. guy #1 on dec 16th, or guy #2 on new years, guy #3 on jan 4th, and guy #4 on jan 7th. please help. i was told i'm less then a month. please help.

Unknown2 Feb 20, 2015 12:29:46 PM ET

Omg, we have the same exact story, except i only had two different guys, but on the same days (dec 16th, and new years). i'm "supposedly" 11 weeks pregnant, so i counted back both dates. for the 16th, i'd be 9-10 weeks, and from new years i'd be 7-8 weeks going on 9. but, in my ultrasound my baby looks like a baby, so i don't know sweety. i'm going to the doctor today to figure this out, because now i'm unsure of who the dad is, and how far along i really am.

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guest Jan 15, 2015 05:05:26 AM ET

If my ultrasound says that i'm due on march 30th, and i had sex on june 17th, and july 5th and 6th it's not possible it was from june right?

bebe Jan 28, 2015 06:17:16 AM ET

Yes it is possible. doctors usually date pregnancies out 40 weeks. that's about 10 months.

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Guest amie Sep 20, 2014 08:14:38 PM ET

Hi. my lmp was the 22nd of july, and my due date was 10th of may 2014. but, i delivered the baby on the 28th of april this 2014. i have slept with mr. wrong on the 5th of july twice, and again on the 15th of july, twice on the 16th 17th, and 18th. i sleep with my current one. i'm confused. who is the father?

Guest Oct 6, 2014 07:43:12 PM ET

If i were you get a dna test from the guys you slept with, because whoever the the father is needs to know that you had a baby. make sure you get child support no matter what. it's just to be on the safe side.

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Guest Jul 20, 2014 10:29:22 AM ET

On june 17 my ultrasound said i was 12 1/2 weeks pregnant. when did i conceive?

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maya Jun 29, 2014 09:30:12 PM ET

My lmp was on the 8th until the 12th of november 2013. when is my due date?

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Guest Jun 28, 2014 03:03:03 PM ET

My ultrasound scan says i'm 6 weeks pregnant. how is that calculated?

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lisa brown May 29, 2014 11:39:12 PM ET

If my due date was on may 7th 2014, but i had my child april 20th 2014, when did i conceive?

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Guest Feb 19, 2014 05:06:23 AM ET

My lmp was on the 24th-25th of november and my due date is august 31st. when did i conceive? thank you.

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Guest Feb 1, 2014 01:46:42 PM ET

My due date is july 29 and mistakenly had an intercourse while drunk on november 2 and had an intercourse with my boyfriend on the 4th who's most likely to be the father? this is my worst nightmare!!!!

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