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Discussion in 'Sex and Relationships' started by XIII, Apr 1, 2008.
How accurate are doctors when calculating how far in a pregnancy a women is at?
From what I've seen, they're pretty much right on the money. They do take into acount when her last period was. They also can tell by the size of the fetus, once they do an ultrasound.
can they be a few weeks off?
I suppose it's possible. It really is determined by when she ovulated during that cycle. Most women ovulate around day 14, but some ovulate a week earlier or a week later.
Are "we" trying to determine if "we" are the daddy or not? :eyes
Actually trying to reassure myself that I'm not. I broke up with my ex on Dec 20th 2007. She is now married and is pregnant. She got married to her ex fiance on Feb 20th 2008. However; I saw her last monday which was March 24th 2008. She said that the doc said she was 15 weeks pregnant which means there is a chance that it could be mine. I'm just stressing a bit as it's almost too close to call. I'm just hoping that right after we broke up that she slept with her now husband. If you calculate 15 weeks back from the 24th of march it comes to around the middle of december which was when i was still seeing her. I'm always cautious when engaging in sexual interactions and as far as i can remember i was protected and nothing unusual came up.
Ha ha! Ooops! Yip, they are usually very accurate. Sounds like your ex got herself a shotgun wedding. No matter who the daddy was!
Typically docs are incredibly accurate... however.... there are cases where they are up to a month off. This has happened to two women that I know. I can't remember the exact circumstances, but they judged my best friends pregnancy, and they changed the due date three times, and he still came out when he was good and ready. At 15 weeks, she more than likely hasn't had an ultra sound yet. They will be more certain when she goes for her 20 week sonogram.
They can be incredibly accurate if the know the start date of the last period, then as Rose stated, the ultrasound nails it. If you are concerned that you might be the father, then the only way you will be able to know for sure is by having DNA tests after the baby is born. Do you want to know?
Minor Side Step here:
2 of 3 w/ ex: Doc was with-in a few days,
-w/ the middle child; - she was 3 wks late.
Some babies and/or mothers stress-level,
nutrition, et al have effect on child in-utero development.
In some rare cases:
The womans pH being *Perfect, &
Many other factors also: 'Trooper' Sperm
Can & Do Remain Capable if `spearing eggs for
3 Weeks! :eek
Oh, hell - have I had too much to drink...
What did he just say?
Who the frig knows? He prefers to type in gibberish like a text messaging child instead of an adult. :ugh
Oh ---- okay ----
Then I shall go back to the Hide-Away. I want some more Chard...
It's a close call, but honestly..if she dumped you in december and already found someone to MARRY two months later..is it possible she was seeing this guy on the sly?
Prolly... crazy bitch...
Well, back in prehistoric times before DNA testing was available, fathers could often be ruled out simply by blood type. I assume that's still an option, unless science has changed since my college years.
Yay, punnet squares.
Seriously though...that is rubbish. an O-neg baby, if i remember my 10th grade biology right, is the only blood type that would be for certain discernable. And thats only if one (and only one) of the potential fathers is O-neg and the mother isnt, due to the way genetic traits such as blood type are passed along.
I haven't understood a single post of his yet.
It would be interesting to know if it is but I don't need to have anything involved with it as I feel that we broke up on mutual terms and that it was her choice. I did really like her at the time but as certain information came to my knowledge after we broke up I don't have those same feelings. I'm still friends with her but i just need the reassurance that it isn't mine.
Now that she's married and all that and say it turns out to be mine can she pursue me legally (Child support etc...)?
I'm not certain of the laws in South Africa, but in the states even if she is married to another man YOU can be liable for the financial welfare of the child that is yours. DNA testing is often used to determine who the father is.
She may be fine and dandy for several years, then decide she wants you to help support the child, and she'll have every right to go after you (IF you are indeed the father).
Arrgg. Well I just hope that it doesn't come out looking like me. ha. Some of the things I've said may seem like I am trying to get out of this or trying to avoid all responsibility; however that is not the case. Being other circumstances say if i did get this girl pregnant and she broke up with me and was single I'd do my part and accept responsibility. But the fact that she married so soon afterwards and what not leaves rooms for errors and the possibility that she was cheating on me (which I do hope for my sake)lol.