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I dont understand this AT ALL

My due date is May 16th. How the hell could I have concieved August 4th? That would make 288 days from the time of conception until my due date....

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:52 AM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Are you sure you conceived August 4th? Conception can occur a few days after intercourse. Also, is that your due date, or estimated due date? If it's your edd it can be off.

    Answer by BisketLiss at 8:54 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • sounds like a good Q to ask on your next OB visit.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • i agree i heard years ago sperm can be just laying in wait and if the night u had sex with no egg ready then nothing but say 24hours later your egg drops there is still sperm left over to fertilize. i heard that when i was a teen, they might have said it to scare us teens. so not positive but just saying what i remember hearing.

    Answer by tabbys4 at 8:57 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • edd from ultrasound. due date from LMP (may 25th) but all other u/s have confirmed the may 16th edd. i thought generally, there were 266 days from conception to birth. not 288 or even 280 ;\

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Pregnancy is for 40 weeks. 40 x 7 is 280. You do have 265 days after conception but they start counting before conception. Conception is on week 3 of the pregnancy. Look up pregnancy week by week. The first two weeks are the begining of your cycle and ovulation.

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 9:09 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • What i understand is, they go by your last period not when do you think you have your last sexual intercourse.

    Answer by yoshiki56 at 9:37 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • once again...a paternity test is the only way you will know...not asking the question a different way.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • So is there any way that if i got pregnant august 4th that my due date would be may 16th??

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • If your true due date is May 16th, then your assumed conception would be August 23rd. Don't be surprise if you don't deliver until May 23rd or even later. Your last menstrual period was probably Aug 4th. It is 40 plus or minus 2 weeks from LMP if you have regular 28 day cycles and ovulate on the 14-15 day. If your cycles are longer or shorter or you ovulate early or late then you have to make adjustments. and still it is plus or minus 2 weeks. Measuring due dates to the day is ridicuous! Babies come when they come, and pushing them to do otherwise leads to c-sections and lung problems.

    Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:46 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I think i ovulated on day 6 or 7 of my cycle, is that even possible?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

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