My due date from an early scan at 31 weeks put my due date at May 1st. Another scan at 38 weeks 5 days +-3 weeks not confirmed the due date of May 1st. former reports confirming that date but toaday's report creates a confusion plz tell me what will be the confirm birth date
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replied April 1st, 2011
Hi,
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Ultrasound scans can vary in giving the due dates and gestational age by about +/- 5 days. The latter scans give the due dates based on the growth and maturation of the baby. A normal pregnancy lasts about 280 days since your LMP (last menstrual period) or about 40 weeks. Delivery of baby anytime after completion of 37 weeks is considered to be normal, and the baby born is matured. Be in regular follow-up with your doctor. Look for signs of starting with labor. Look out for signs like rupture of water, leaking, discharge of ‘show’ or cervical mucus plug, bleeding etc. If these are present, immediately rush to your doctor/midwife.
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