Can your due date change at 12 week scan?

Can your due date change at 12 week scan?
I had my scan at 12 week scan which was 3 weeks before i could have had my nhs appointment. They wanted me to make an induction appointment but i refused and they said I had to go to the day unit to argue my case. I dawdled a bit with making the appointment and managed to go into labour myself and have my planned home birth. 10 days late by their reckoning, 2 days late by mine!
anything to me. But I’m not planning on freebirthing and the idea that they might refuse to come out to a home birth is playing on my mind. As is the idea of my last weeks of pregnancy (this is definitely our last!!) being made a misery by pressure to induce.
– Thank you for sharing that. One thing I have going in my favour is that my area don’t push induction before 42 weeks. I’ll take a look and see if the due date is ‘agreed’, because it bloody well isn’t and I’ll be writing that in myself if they’ve filled in a box without my agreement.
Youre not alone in the dating battle. Im very sure of when i concieved this dc (as we hadnt been having regular sex and i kno my ovupation signs) and at my 9 week scan i wad dated bang on. Then at 12 week scan they slapped another 6 days on the due date, but i think its just a big baby as was dc2, and me and my dp are very tall.
At first i wasnt bothered by this but when i started to think about it properly it has been worrying me as i am having a planned medical c section at 39 weeks. But goin by scan dates ile actually only be 38 weeks and i know sone babies end up in nicu if they are delivered too early.
Yes, very similar to what happened to me with DS2. I was trying for a VBAC and very pissed off when they told me I measured a week ahead, as I knew it meant trouble once I passed my EDD.

I had my 18 week scan at 7 weeks and was told I was 13 weeks exactly. Then at 12 week scan I was told I was 13 weeks exactly.

Can your due date change at 12 week scan? If so, that could be why your due date shifted. Most expect that the first day of their period will be between 13 and 14 weeks and that the second day of their period will be between 15 and 17 weeks. As such, most expect that their due date will be within that range.
However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, if your period is very short and you also happen to be one of the unlucky few who has her first ultrasound at 12 week scan, she may well have her due date shifted. In fact, many do. Because of this, it is important for you to trust your doctor in the process. He or she will ensure that your pregnancy is developing as it should and will provide you with the very best possible care during the dating scan.
As part of your first ultrasound at 12 week scan, you will be offered the option to have the dating scan again. If you decline, the second scan will be offered at a later date. If you do decide to have the second scan, you will be offered a compensation of up to £10,000 ($14,000) if you do not have a first ultrasound at 12 week scan. This is usually only offered if the dating scan is a second or third trimester scan.
As part of your first ultrasound at 12 week scan, you will also be offered the option to have the nuchal translucency measurement done. This is usually done at about 13 weeks and when taking into account the date of your LMP, this measurement will usually be between 14 and 16 weeks in gestation.
As part of your first ultrasound at 12 week scan, you will also be offered the option to have the Caesarian section. This is usually done at about 14 weeks and when taking into account the date of your LMP, this measurement will usually be between 14 and 16 weeks gestation.
As part of your first ultrasound at 12 week scan, you will also be offered the option to have the Caesarian section or the Nuchal translucency measurement done.

If so, that could be why youre having a problem. The dating scan at this juncture is for your own protection. Weadsmusic@sunday-news.co.uk or phone 0870 828 8800.

If your first scan with this date gives you a due date that is more than 1.2 weeks away from what was expected, there is a good chance that everything is still fine. You can always go back to the first scan with a different due date.
If your first scan with a due date that is more than 1.2 weeks away from what was expected gives you a due date that is more than 1.8 weeks away from what was expected, there is a good chance that everything is still fine. You can always go back to the first scan with a different due date.

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