6 wks pg; baby 4 wks; labs

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6 wks pg; baby 4 wks; labs
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Thu, 03-26-2009 - 7:26pm

TOday's HCG lab was 1700. I get to have an ultrasound Monday to make sure of placement before I head to Jamaica for a week.


I'm never sure about these tickers and stuff.. or even books.

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Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!


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Thu, 03-26-2009 - 8:23pm
In your case, you'd go by 6 weeks.

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Fri, 03-27-2009 - 2:41am

Joan is right, in most cases you would go by your LMP, which would be 6 weeks. Although I thought that 'gestational age' included the extra two weeks and 'weeks of conception' referred to the actual age of the baby, which in your case would be 4 weeks, but I would have to check to make sure I have the terms right. I have seen the odd site and the odd book that will go by the baby's actual age, but unless they state otherwise, I would assume that it referred to the date from you LMP.

How exciting to have your u/s on Monday, you should hopefully be far enough along by then to see a heartbeat! And then to Jamaica, that sounds like fun!

Michelle


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Michelle


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Fri, 03-27-2009 - 3:02am
Hmmmm, now you have me wondering what the term is that's used to refer to the actual age of the baby.

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Fri, 03-27-2009 - 3:29am
Lol! Tell me what you find out, I can't remember for sure and I don't feel like looking it up! Lol! Besides, mine are still packed in a box from the move so I don't even know where they are right now!

Michelle


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Michelle


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Fri, 03-27-2009 - 12:41pm

OK, here's what I found...


Gestational age is the age of the pregnancy and is counted from the first day of the LMP.


Fetal age is the actual age of the fetus.


So in this case, bbyparit's gestational age is 6 wks and her fetal age is 4 weeks.

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