Also, when providers all use the same LMP date, we are using one system that provides a standard convention.
Medical professionals use a standard set of up to three methods to date pregnancies: last menstrual period, ultrasound, and a physical exam.
That way, regardless of where they trained or where they practice, any two doctors dating a pregnancy will predict the same due date or gestational age.
However, the timing of the actual delivery is not so predictable.
Some women will deliver on their due date, others before, and others after.
Sometimes a heartbeat is seen in one sac, but not the other.
Repeating the scan in a week or two may reveal a second heartbeat.
However on sunday night i had some heavy bleeding with clots so i went to A and E. I have now got to wait until monday 16th until i gey a scan at epu.
When people discuss how far along in pregnancy someone is, they tend to do so in general terms: “She’s in the first trimester” or “She’s four months along.” However, many people have only a vague idea of what those phrases really mean.
If you've been experiencing any pain or bleeding, the person doing the scan (sonographer) will also look for any cysts in your ovaries or fibroids in your womb.