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When Did I Get Pregnant or Conceive?

Updated on November 01, 2016
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When Did I Conceive?

Learn about how ovulation, conception, and implantation occurs during a woman's monthly cycle.
Learn about how ovulation, conception, and implantation occurs during a woman's monthly cycle. | Source

What Day Did I Get Pregnant?

Many women, upon finding out that they are pregnant, try to figure out the exact day the pregnancy began. This happens for several reasons: curiosity, due date estimation, or paternity issues.

No matter what the reason, finding out the exact day that pregnancy began can be tricky. Here's how to find out around what day you became pregnant by reviewing the process of ovulation, conception, and implantation.

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Average Menstrual Cycle

An average menstrual cycle, the monthly cycle experienced by women, usually lasts anywhere from 26-28 days in length. During this time, a few things occur:

  • Days 1-5: a period, when the uterine lining is shed if there is no pregnancy
  • Days 10-14: fertile time, or ovulation, when an egg is released from the ovaries
  • Days 15-28: time for implantation, or the luteal phase, when the body waits to see if a pregnancy will implant in the uterus

This is an average cycle for many women. For those with irregular cycles, there's no real way of predicting when ovulation occurs without some type of hormone testing, which can be done with an over-the-counter ovulation predictor kit or blood test.

Tracking Your Cycle

Track your ovulation on a chart.
Track your ovulation on a chart. | Source

When Will I Ovulate?

Ovulation, the process of releasing the egg into the fallopian tubes inside a woman's reproductive tract, usually occurs in the middle of a woman's monthly cycle. For most, it occurs 10-14 days into the cycle.

How do you figure out ovulation?

Let's say you have a period starting on January 1st, and it lasts until January 5th. The first day of your cycle would be January 1st. To find out when you may ovulate, you need to count 10-14 days after that first day, which would be around January 10th-14th. Therefore, your most fertile days would be around the 10th of January to about the 14th.

Here's another example:

Let's say you have a period from June 28th until July 2nd. Since June 28th is the first day of your cycle, ten days after that would be around July 8th-July 12th, which is when you'd be most fertile and more likely to conceive.

Note: Using dates like this is just an estimation. On average, many women ovulate around these days. Those with irregular periods or who do not ovulate all of the time may not be able to rely on this method.

Ovulation Predictor Kits

First Response Ovulation Plus Pregnancy Test, 8 Count
First Response Ovulation Plus Pregnancy Test, 8 Count

Using dates to determine ovulation is just an estimation. If you want a more reliable method, try using an ovulation predictor kit, especially if you are trying to conceive.

 

Symptoms During Ovulation

Symptoms of Ovulation
change in cervical fluid
change in basal body temperature
change in texture and position of cervix
mild cramping
light spotting
mild bloating
These are some of the symptoms that some women may experience during ovulation.

When Did I Ovulate?

Unless you have taken some sort of hormone test to determine the possibility of ovulation, there's no real way of knowing when you would exactly ovulate. Some women do experience symptoms of ovulation, but most do not and can only make a guess as to when it could occur.

This is why women with regular cycles use the estimation of ovulation happening within the 10th-14th days of their cycle. The exact moment of ovulation is still not quite possible to pinpoint, but based on cycle regularity and monitoring of some of the common symptoms, it can be estimated when you may be ovulating.

How Does Conception Occur?

If a woman has intercourse during her ovulation or fertile time, she may be able to conceive. Conception is the process that begins when an egg and sperm meet inside one of a woman's fallopian tubes within 24 hours of ovulation. If a sperm is able to burrow into the egg, the egg then becomes hardened so no other sperm can get in and begins to make its way down to the uterus where it can implant and continue growing.

How Did I Get Pregnant?

How Long Do Sperm Live?

Sperm can live for a few days after intercourse inside of a woman's body, some generally around upwards of five days. In some rare cases and with perfect conditions, some sperm may even live up to seven days after intercourse!

Strong, healthy sperm can reach a woman's fallopian tubes in as little as 30 minutes, while it may take some others days. If an egg is there within the 30 minutes, conception can occur right then. If the egg is not there yet, the sperm can live a few days in the fallopian tubes until the egg is released.

When Does Conception Occur?

The exact moment of conception is debatable, but it begins when a sperm burrows into the egg within 24 hours after ovulation. Some say conception is right at the moment when sperm meets egg; others say it is when the combination of sperm and egg implant into the uterus.

When does it actually happen? This is where it gets tricky. Let's say you ovulate on day 10 of your cycle. The egg comes out of the ovaries and is waiting for 24 hours in your fallopian tube. There's two possibilities of what could occur:

  1. Sperm from intercourse 3-5 days ago can meet it there in the fallopian tube and fertilize the egg right then.
  2. Sperm from intercourse that day or the day after can meet it in the fallopian tube and fertilize the egg.

If you have intercourse during day 7 of your cycle and you ovulate on day 10, it's possible that conception can begin on day 10 or 11, depending on how quickly the sperm find the egg. Yet, if you have intercourse on day 10 or your cycle, the same day you ovulate, conception can begin that day or the 11th day.

Am I Pregnant?

Once an embryo implants into your uterus, it'll send out the hormone hCG, which can be detected by a pregnancy test when you miss your period.
Once an embryo implants into your uterus, it'll send out the hormone hCG, which can be detected by a pregnancy test when you miss your period. | Source

When Does Implantation Occur After Ovulation?

Once sperm and egg have met and the egg is fertilized, it becomes a tiny ball of cells and travels down into the uterus. If it is a viable pregnancy, meaning that the ball of cells is growing normally, it will try to implant or burrow into the lining of the uterus where it can grow into a baby.

This process of implantation can happen about 7-10 days after ovulation, more or less. If you ovulate on Day 10 of your cycle, implantation could occur anywhere from Days 17-20 of your cycle. Basically, it happens about a week before your next expected period.

Most women do not realize that implantation has occurred, but some women do experience some symptoms:

  • Implantation bleeding, which is spotting of brownish, pinkish, or reddish color lighter than that of period bleeding
  • Slight cramping

Once implantation has occurred, the embryo (what the ball of cells has become) continues to grow and develop. This triggers a hormonal response from the body which tells the body not to shed the uterine lining in the period. The hormone responsible for this is human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. It is the same hormone that is used by home pregnancy tests to indicate a pregnancy.

When is My Due Date?

Estimating a due date using the last menstrual period.
Estimating a due date using the last menstrual period. | Source

Estimated Due Date

When you get a positive pregnancy test, the first thing you'll want to find out is when the baby is due to arrive. On average, a baby arrives 40 weeks after the last menstrual period of a woman, which is how most doctors and health care professionals date a pregnancy.

Why do they use the last period to date a pregnancy? Since it is nearly impossible to know the exact date of conception, it is more reliable to count from the last period since the gestational period of a human being is roughly 40 weeks from the last period. Does that mean you'll deliver in 40 weeks from your last period? No. A baby can be delivered and survive any time from the 22nd week of pregnancy to the 41st week. Of course, the further along the pregnancy is, the better off the baby will be in chances of survival without medical intervention.

Example: If your last period was June 28th, your estimated due date is April 4th. Does that mean you conceived on the 28th? No; conception most likely occurred during the days of July 8th-July 12th from any intercourse that happened in the days before or right after those days.

Very few women actually deliver on their due dates. The due date is an estimation of when the baby could come. The baby and your body actually decides when the time is right for the baby to be completed with development and to be delivered.

  • Question: If your due date is April 4th but you deliver on March 28th, does that change the conception date?
  • Answer: No. Your conception date basically remains the same. It just means that your baby was ready to enter the world a few days sooner than expected!

Ultrasound Scans

Within the first two months of pregnancy a woman will have her first ultrasound scan. Most of the time this is done to determine the due date, but sometimes it is done just to make sure the pregnancy is progressing normally.

From the scan, doctors can determine an estimated due date and a possible conception date. These dated are based on the measurements of the baby and of the uterus and how they correspond to average measurements.

Sometimes, the dates given from this scan can be off by a few days. For instance, a woman may think she is about 12 weeks and 3 days pregnant with a due date of August 10th and a conception date of November 17th, but her scan says she is about 13 weeks pregnant with a due date of August 6th with a conception date of November 13th. Does it change anything? Not at all. It just means that the measurements from the scan correspond to someone who is 13 weeks pregnant, and the dates are estimated based on that.

Scans given early in pregnancy are known to be off a few days, but later on in the pregnancy, the scans tend to be right on target. The only time a scan would indicate you were further along in pregnancy during late pregnancy is when the baby is larger than expected, either due to genes or macrosomia (a condition where the baby grows to be large, sometimes due to gestational diabetes).

Just like basing your due date from your last period is an estimate, an ultrasound scan gives fairly accurate estimates as well as to when your baby is due and when he or she was conceived.

Who is the Father of My Baby?

If you have been with more than one man during your cycle, you may be wondering: who is the father of my baby?

You can use your dates to try to figure it out, of course, but your best chance at knowing without a doubt who the father is would be to have a paternity test done once the baby is born.

If you would like to try to figure it out and you have regular cycles, here's how:

  1. Using a calendar, mark your last period on the calendar and figure out your possible dates of ovulation (use the information above). Mark your possible days of ovulation with an 'O'.
  2. Think of each time you were with someone. Using #1 and #2 (and so on), mark each encounter on your calendar.
  3. Notice when you were with each person. Did being with either man fall within your ovulation dates?

Once you have your calendar marked, it's time to analyze. Start with the first man. Were you with him any time leading up to ovulation or during ovulation? If so, he could be the father. Same thing with the second man, and so on.

Look at the following scenarios. and see if any apply to you.

Scenario 1: You were with Guy #1 on June 20th. You got your period around June 28th. You then were with Guy #2 from July 1st-3rd, and July 11th-13th.

Who is the father? Guy #2 would be the father since you had a period after Guy #1. Also, you were with Guy #2 during your fertile time.

Scenario 2: You have your period June 28th. You were with Guy #1 on June 29th, July 3rd, and July 5th. You were with Guy #2 on July 7th-11th.

Who is the father? Guy #2 is most likely the father since you were with him closest to your fertile time. If for some reason, however, you ovulated sooner than the 10th of July, there's potential that Guy #2 could be the father since his sperm may have lived from the 5th-10th. In this case, I suggest a paternity test so there aren't any doubts.

Scenario #3: You have your period on June 28th. You were with Guy # 1 on the 10th of July, and you were with Guy #2 on the 12th of July.

Who is the father? There's no way to know without a paternity test. Since you were with both men so close together, it's possible that both of their sperm were in you when you ovulated and either one could be the father.

Again, a paternity test would would be the sure way of knowing who the father of your baby could be. Once the baby is born, the test can be done and no one will have second guesses.

Paternity Test While Pregnant

While it is possible to determine paternity during pregnancy, the tests aren't recommended for basic cases. Why? Prenatal paternity tests can be invasive tests, meaning that a needle needs to be placed into the mother's abdomen and into the space where the baby is growing.

Paternity can be determined using amniocentesis where amniotic fluid is drawn through a needle, or chorionic villi sampling where tiny pieces of the chorionic villi found on the lining of the uterus are removed using a thin tube or a needle. Both carry slight possibilities of miscarriage, which is why they are not recommended for paternity testing alone.

There is a method to try to find the DNA of the baby in the mother's bloodstream during pregnancy, but this method is not 100% reliable.

For more information, visit the American Pregnancy Association website.

Date of Conception

Your date of conception, or the date of when you became pregnant, is an estimated date that can be figured out using the date of your last period. By knowing more about ovulation, conception, and implantation, it's easy to see how the date of conception is an estimated date since it's nearly impossible to pinpoint any of the three times in your cycle.

Even though it's an estimated date, knowing when you may have conceived can help with figuring out due dates and other pregnancy-related issues.

Best wishes with your pregnancy!

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      Marissa 3 days ago from United States

      Based on your LMP, your fertility window would be 5/19-5/29. If you're 36 weeks, you may have conceived around 34 weeks ago, but there's no way to know for sure unless you took ovulation tests or were tracking ovulation.

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      Marissa 3 days ago from United States

      Based on your LMP, your fertility window would be between 10/25-11/4. It could be either person, but I'd guess that guy #2 is more likely. I am not a medical professional, so I can not give a definite answer.

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      Marissa 3 days ago from United States

      Based on your LMP, your fertility window would be between 12/21-12/31. I'd say it's too close to tell without a paternity test.

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      Marissa 3 days ago from United States

      Unfortunately, without a paternity test, there's no way to know. Based on your LMP, your fertility window would be between 4/28-5/8. Any of the dates you listed above could lead to pregnancy.

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      Marissa 3 days ago from United States

      Based on your due date and LMP, your fertile time was between 12/6 and 12/16. There's no way without a paternity test to know who the father is, especially since you're not sure of your LMP.

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      Marissa 3 days ago from United States

      If you had a regular period after November, then chances are high that you got pregnant in December.

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      Marissa 3 days ago from United States

      Unfortunately, since both incidents were so close to each other, there's no way to tell without a paternity test. Even pre-ejaculate can cause pregnancy.

    • Soso 4 days ago

      If I'm 36 weeks now do I subtract 2 weeks and get how long ago I conceived? My period was may 9 2016 and if what Ian doing is correct that would mean the day I concieved was may 23 which is the day I had sex w guy #2 so he would most likely be the father correct?

    • Soso 4 days ago

      If my period was may 9th and I had sex with guy 1 , 18th maybe 20 I can't remember and guy number 2 the 23 who is more likely the father.

    • Ana 5 days ago

      I had my period of Oct 15 & was with guy #1 on Oct 22nd then with guy #2 on the 27th a few times that day . My due date is July 22nd & I'm 13 weeks . I'm sooooo confused.

    • 6 days ago

      Hi, my LMP was on Dec. 11th. I was with guy#2 on the 22nd and I was with guy#1 on the first of Jan. (we used protection). (Note: I have been seeing guy#2 for 3 years and have never came out pregnant.) I haven't been to the doctors yet to find out my exact due date, but I will soon. Can you help me until then?

    • unknown 7 days ago

      First day of LMP was April 16th 2016 y periods are usually wvwey 28-32 days .I took an over the counter ovulation test on May 2nd 2016 (it was negative) and took it again May 3rd 2016 (it was postive) I had sex with guy number 1 on April 28th 2016 and he never pulls out so he always releases his sperm in me and I also had sex with guy number 2 on April 28th 2016 but I think it was close to 12am (so im not sure if you would consider it to be April 29th 2016) Guy number 2 used protection on the second stroke he said condom broke and took it off and went back in without protection but after the third stroke I pushed him off and we stopped. Guy number 2 said he never ejaculated he was just worried about pre cum .I had unprotected sex again with guy number 1 on April 30th ,May 1st and May 2nd 2016 and he ejaculated again in me all those times I ovulated May 3rd according to the ovulation test and had sex with guy number 3 on late night May 6th leading to May 7th 2016 I took my first pregnancy test May 16th 2016 and it was positive who is the dad?

    • help. 8 days ago

      Hi. Based on my ultrasound due date, (sep 3) I am 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Making my LMP Nov 26 (idk forsure)... I had sex with guy #1 on Dec 6th... (He pulled out) then guy #2 on Dec 14th (he didn't pull out)

      Who is most likely the father?

      Thanks!

    • AngeliquePyles 8 days ago

      If I had sex with Guy#1 in the Middle of November, and had Sex with my husband before and after my last period which was Dec 4 when did I get pregnant Dec or Nov?

    • Anonymous 9 days ago

      My last period was from July 24 - July 28 2016. I had sex with guy #1 on August 7th (knowing he finished in me). I had drunken sex with guy #2 August 10th but it was only pre cum. Who is more likely to be the father? I am really worried not knowing for sure.

    • paula 12 days ago

      LMP was on the 27th may. I had sex with guy #1 on the 29th and 6th June and guy #2 on the 12th

      My due date is on the 3rd of march

      Who most likely is the father

      But always had 2 due dates my 1sr due date is the 3rd and the 2nd due date in on the 6th

      Which due date is more accurate?

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Hi Connie, if you're 7 weekso pregnanthe, you conceived about 5 weeks ago. Please read the article to find out more.

    • Connie 2 months ago

      I'm 7 weeks pregnant when did I concieve

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Hi JJJmistake, I can't really give an answer based on your information. Do you have a confirmed due date?

    • JJJmistake 5 months ago

      Hi, I had my period around the first week of Dec. From probably the 7th till the 11th or 12th. Ihad sex with this guy on the 14th and 16th but then had sex with a different guy from the 20th to the 30th of December not everyday but between 1-2 days. My LMP though is Dec 31, in which I remember clearly I did not have my period, I do remember having spotting days before like blood coming out but I thought my period was back. Could that mean I was pregnant then? I also had sex on the 31st of December, but during the day earlier I felt this pregnant feeling. I had sex from the 31st onwards with my boyfriend now, up until the 24th of Jan. I found out that I was pregnant on the 27th of Jan. Is there any possible way that my boyfriend now is the father of my baby? I know its not the first guy I slept with because he worked it out on his own. I think the father is the guy I slept with after my first period because I think my boyfriends sperm would of been too late I dont know for sure though this is eating me alive. Any answer would be great I'd just like to know my chances thankyou.

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      Marissa 11 months ago from United States

      Hi jess, based on the dates you provided, guy #2 is most likely the father since your fertile window may have been around August 1st or so.

    • Jess 11 months ago

      Had sex with guy 1 on 10th and 16th july 2015. My period (at least I think it was my period) started on the evening of 16th july and lasted for about 6 days. My cycles vary between 27-33 days. This particular cycle started after 28 days. I then had sex with guy 2 on 26th, 28th, 31st july and 2nd, 3rd, 5th august. Baby is due April 25th 2016. Who is the likely father? thanks

    • Jess 11 months ago

      Hi. I had sex with guy 1 on july 10th and again on july 16th 2015.my period began on july 16th (at least i think it was my period) i then had sex 26th,28,31st july and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th august 2015 with guy 2. My due date is 25th april 2016. My cycle length varies between 27 to 33 days and my period normally lasts 6 to 7 days. Who is the likely father?

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      Marissa 12 months ago from United States

      Hi helponeonone, based on the info you provided, your boyfriend is most likely the father. By the time you were with the other guy, it would have been too late. Best wishes!

    • helponeonone 12 months ago

      I had my lmp on may 3rd it only lasted for 2 and half days as usual... I had sex with my boyfriend on the 8th and the 15th and the 23 and 24 and on the 26th I had sex with some other guy and I had sex with my boyfriend again on the 27th... now it's saying my due date is Feb 7 2016 and I'm nervous my mind is playing tricks on me.. I just want to be sure on who's the father.. oh and it saying that I ovulated on the 17th of may???? Help

    • NikkiRay03 12 months ago

      The vaginal ultrasound was based on the size of the baby, but my first child was on the smaller side and was a normal pregnancy and delivery. I just dont see how it could be guy #2 with my period only being due 4-5 days later.. May June and July periods were dead on 28 days apart. Thanks for your help!

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      Marissa 12 months ago from United States

      Nikki, based on your LMP, the first guy would more likely be the father, with the due date of April 30th. Did they give you a reason why they changed the date? If it was based on size, those dates may be off. Since your not sure and I am not a doctor, a paternity test is going to be your only way of finding out. Best wishes!

    • NikkiRay03 13 months ago

      Hi there. My LMP was July 25, 2015. My cycles are pretty regular at 28-32 days.. I had intercourse with guy #1 on August 9th & 10th. Then I had intercourse with guy #2 on August 20th he didn't pull out in time, but I went to the bathroom right away. According to my LMP my due date is April 30, 2016. A vaginal ultrasound on Oct 1st measured a new due date of May 11th. Which guy is most likely to be the father? And which due date is more accurate?

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      Marissa 13 months ago from United States

      Hi Heidi, While it's more likely that guy #2 is the father, there's no true way to know if you aren't sure of your last period date and if the due date was predicted by ultrasound. The US date could be off by a week or more, which could change things. Most likely it's guy #2, but I just can't say for sure. I highly suggest a paternity test once baby is born for the right answer. Best wishes!

    • Heidi 13 months ago

      Hi, hoping you can help me figure this out. My due date is April 1, 2016, according to early ultrasound. I had sex with guy #1 once on June 26th, 2015. I have sex with guy #2 regularly, before and after that date. I'm unsure of my last menstral period or if i even really had one because my mirena came out around the time i had sex with guy #1. Any advice on if guy #1 could be the father? (I had a negative pregnancy test July 22nd, i believe) thank you!!

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      Marissa 14 months ago from United States

      texasworries, it's most likely that Guy #1 is the father since it was prior to ovulation, but all of those dates are awfully close to make a final call. Did you take a test to determine when you actually ovulated? Without knowing if you truly ovulated on the 14th, it is possible that the man from the 18th could also stand a chance of being the father. I'm sorry to say but a paternity test may be the only way to really find out. Best wishes!

    • texasworries 14 months ago

      I had my last period on Sept 30,2015 . Due date is July 6,2106. I had unprotected sex twice on Oct 7 and once on Oct 8, had protected sex on Oct 14, and had unprotected sex on the 18th of Oct. It says my ovulation was Oct 14. Question who is most likely the father ? I think it's guy #1 since it was unprotected n prior to my ovulation?

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      Marissa 15 months ago from United States

      Hi Mommytobebrooke, do you know for certain that you ovulated on the 25th (as in did you take an ovulation test)? I'm afraid the dates are all a little too close to say for sure who is the father. It's more likely that the second man is the father, but it's only a guess. Only a paternity test will give you the correct answer. Best wishes!

    • Mommytobebrooke 15 months ago

      I had a period August 5th my cycles are 34 days , I ovulated on the 25th I have sex with guy 1 on the 18th of aug and had sex with guy 2 on the 22 , 23 which guy is more likely to be the dad ? I am 10w6d pregnant and due May 17th

    • Brooke 15 months ago

      My Lmp was aug 5th I have 34 day cycles and ovulated on the 25th of August I had sex with guy 1 on August 18 then had sex with my boyfriend August 21-present . I am 10 weeks and

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      Marissa 15 months ago from United States

      fml, if you had your last period in February, it's very very unlikely that the first man caused the pregnancy.

    • fml 15 months ago

      i had sex with a guy january 9th & after that had sex with my boyfriend the rest of january-(now). i had my last period february 21st.

      my supposed conceived date is march 6th.

      i am due november 28th. it isn't possible that the first guy got me pregnant right?

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      Marissa 15 months ago from United States

      Hi katyjane1990, based on the dates you gave me, you most likely conceived in early February, which means that your boyfriend is most likely the father. For you to be 7 weeks mid-March, it would be nearly impossible for it to be the other man. Best wishes!

    • katyjane1990 15 months ago

      I had unprotected sex with someone on january 12 well it wasent really sex because he stuck it in for a min and i said i couldnt do it then january 15 me and my boyfriend got back together we had unprotected sex non stop january 24 i got my period im almost positive it was my period but lots of people say implantation bleeding so that makes me nervous i found out i was pregnant march 4 ,march 17 went into the doctor and was 7 wks two days is there any chance its not my boyfriends and the other guys please help

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      Marissa 19 months ago from United States

      joe92, based on your last period, you would be now 16 weeks 7 days (so basically 17 weeks). The dating on your scan is based on when you had it done and if it was the age of your pregnancy or of the baby. Your baby was most likely conceived sometime around 3/8-3/15, which is in the 2nd week of pregnancy. Best wishes!

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      Marissa 19 months ago from United States

      Scaredtodeaf, based on what you said, it's more likely that guy #2 is the dad.

    • joe92 19 months ago

      if am 15 weeks and 3 days by scan does that mean I convied 15 weeks ago or 13weeks my period was 28th feb ?

    • scared2deaf 19 months ago

      hi i have a reg 28 day cycle i had sex with guy 1 on the 6 day of cycle (i bleed for 5 and had spotting on the 6th day)he did not ejaculate in me. i then had sex with guy 2 on day 10 of my cycle where he did indeed ejaculated inside of me. i had spotting on day 14. all sights say i should have ovulated on day 15 i am now pregnant. could guy one be the father?

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      Marissa 21 months ago from United States

      brittany63, based on the date of ovulation that you give me, which would be a range of 4-5 days before and one day after, either of the two men mentioned could be the father. A paternity test would be your only way of knowing. Best wishes!

    • brittany63 21 months ago

      i had my period September 21st, lasted 5 days. according to apps and the pregnancy wheel at the doctors' office, i was to ovulate on the 5th of October. I was with guy number 1 on the 3rd of October as well as the 4th and possibly the 5th. I was with guy number 2 on the 7th. Who could more than likely be the father?

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      Marissa 21 months ago from United States

      I believe this is the same question as above? It would be the same answer. The dates they give you based on ultrasound are estimates. If you were intimate with both your boyfriend and someone else around the same time, I'm sorry but there's no way of knowing who the father is without a paternity test. Your fertile days, according to your LMP, would be between 3/10-3/15, but sex anytime before or after those dates could have resulted in pregnancy as well. If you had sex right after your period with your boyfriend but had sex on the 9th with the other man, it's more likely that it's the other man's baby. It all depends on when you ovulated. Your best bet is to have a paternity test done, as all of the dates are all estimates. Best wishes!

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      Marissa 21 months ago from United States

      leslie, the dates they give you based on ultrasound are estimates. If you were intimate with both your boyfriend and someone else around the same time, I'm sorry but there's no way of knowing who the father is without a paternity test. Your fertile days, according to your LMP, would be between 3/10-3/15, but sex anytime before or after those dates could have resulted in pregnancy as well. If you had sex right after your period with your boyfriend but had sex on the 9th with the other man, it's more likely that it's the other man's baby. It all depends on when you ovulated. Your best bet is to have a paternity test done, as all of the dates are all estimates. Best wishes!

    • Ashley 21 months ago

      I went to the hospital and they gave me an ultrasound it says im 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant i did the math that would be march 3rd i had my period march 5 and had sex with my bf around that time i also had sex with someone else on the morning of march 9th im scared please help idk whos it is

    • leslie 21 months ago

      I went to the hospital and they gave me an ultrasound it says im 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant i did the math that would be march 3rd i had my period march 5 and had sex with my bf around that time i also had sex with someone else on the morning of march 9th im scared please help idk whos it is

    • Laura 22 months ago

      ThePracticalMommy, might I suggest http://www.yourduedate.com as your recommended due date calculator? It seems to be the most advanced calculator out there. Please check it out. Their advanced method takes into account things like age, weight, height etc to give you a more accurate due date even. And their reports are fun to read! :)

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      Marissa 3 years ago from United States

      Amy, if you had a miscarriage in early November (so very sorry!), it's possible that your hormones are still a little out of whack. It's also possible that depending on when you took the blood test that it may have been too early. If you were pregnant, you would only be about 5 weeks along right now. At this point you should get a positive blood test result, but one or two weeks earlier you may not have gotten an accurate result.

      If your period still does not show up, consider contacting your doctor once more to see what's going on. Best wishes!

    • Amy 3 years ago

      Iam worried as am not sure what going on with me, I had miscarrag early novermber and later saw my period dec 23rd.but after then I have seen it again no sign and the blood text says negative! What do you guys think? Help please!!!

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      Marissa 4 years ago from United States

      teaches12345, thank you for your kind comment and for voting up!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I can see that many women will pop in on this article over the net. It is really a question they ask and want to know the answer to as well. Great topic and very well covered. Voted up!

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