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due date changing later? user banned
7th Feb '13

I was in the ER and am supposed to be 17 weeks 1 day. They changed it to 18 weeks and 2 days and gave me a new due date of July 10th. Has this happened to anyone else before? I know babies grow faster closer to the third trimester but I didn't know they could measure big at this point.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
7th Feb '13

The ER doctor can't change your due date, only your OB can do that. They just gave you their estimate from the u/s which can be off. Did you have a first trimester dating u/s?

Mom3Boys1gurl 36 kids; Iowa 1889 posts
7th Feb '13

If you had an early ultrasound done that is the due date I would I go by. I had 4 different due dates with one of my boys and the doctor went by the ultrasound date.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Destin, FL, United States 9408 posts
7th Feb '13

No one but your dr can change your due date.. They can tell you that that is how far along the baby is measuring. The original ultrasound is the most accurate And a week makes no difference. Heck the due date doesn't even matter. The baby will come when it is ready!