could it be mine?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-02-2011
could it be mine?
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 3:10am

My long distance girlfriend just told me she is 5 weeks pregnant, but the last time we had sex was four weeks ago. Could it still be mine? Her doctor told her she was 5 weeks along, could he have been wrong and meant 4 weeks pregnant?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2008
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 11:09am

Pregnancy is dated from the start of a woman's last monthly period (LMP) and not from the date of conception. So if your girlfriend is 5 weeks pregnant, then it means that it is only about 3 weeks since conception. Based on this, there is no reason why you could not be the father. Do you have any reason to suspect your girlfriend has been unfaithful?


Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 1:56pm
Short answer, yes it could be yours, as stormflowers said.

Sperm can live inside a woman's body for several days and as stormflowers mentioned, it's actually dated from her last period.

If you have reasons to think it may not be yours, you may want to discuss them with her sooner rather than later.