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Does a dating scan measure from conception

The various methods are accurate to within one to five days. It all depends on when you ovulated etc.

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You don't conceive 12 weeks before your 12 week scan. You can estimate your date of ovulation and conception from the length of your menstrual doe a dating scan measure from conception if this is fairly regular. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.

Factors That Determine Conception Date Accuracy

Trying To Conceive 1. I know for definite that it can't be a week out as we inseminate. Mine was based on femur length.

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Already registered with Mumsnet? To calculate your conception date:. Doc says it is likely because the baby is measuring longer than normal. An ovulation predictor kit OPK or LH kit reliably predicts the window of ovulation, according to a study published in in Human Reproduction. Your most fertile time to conceive is within the day or two after a positive result. My dating scan and Lmp have put me a week and a few days further on than I actually am.

Calculation By Menstrual Cycle Length

The day of conception depends on:. I was put a full week ahead at my 12 week. This is most likely the day you conceived. This calculation assumes the following:.

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So they add the 2 weeks before you ov x. Originally Posted by PG5K. If you did an LH kit during your concepion cycle, take a look at your test results. This is a useless dating mechanism for people with long cycles, especially if you have a doctor that doesn't believe long cycles exist, but you just have to roll with it. Here are some helpful facts:. The accuracy of estimating your date of conception depends on several factors about your menstrual cycle and ovulation, as well as facts about the egg and the sperm.

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North East, UK Posts: We tend to think that living in science has all of the answers. So you would probably have gotten pregnant from sperm that entered before your DH went away. Search this Thread Advanced Search.

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But the dating scan doesn't tell you anything about when you conceived. An obvious fact is you cannot conceive until you ovulate; therefore, the most likely date of conception is on the day of ovulation, if there is sperm around. A conception date calculator can make it easier to figure out your date.

It is important to remember the lifespan of the egg and sperm can influence the date of conception. Dd was always a few days ahead of dates from the very earliest scan. So, by this example you can understand you have a five day window during which you could have conceived.

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This " LH surge " triggers ovulation and predicts it is likely to occur 24 to 36 hours later. Page 1 of 4.

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So the scan today said I am a bit further on than I thought - just three days, but if I was that far on then it's immaculate as dh was away that week so the earliest we could have conceived even if sperm met egg the second he walked in the door would mean I am two days less pregnant than the dating scan.