Hello ladies. This week I found out that I am expecting and I am having a little difficulty figuring out when I am due. I have an appointment with a midwife in mid-August (the earliest they had available) so I have a few weeks yet before I can talk with her. I'd like to figure out how far along I am (or at least get a good idea) before then if I can.
This is my question, and perhaps someone can help me find an answer: How far along in your pregnancies were you when you were able to feel the height of your uterus (above the pub*c bone) when laying down, and if you measure the length from bone to fundus, do the number of centimeters help indicate how far along you are? I know it does later in pregnancy, but does it also help date it in the first trimester?
This is not my first pregnancy (our daughter was born 4 years ago and I have had 3 miscarriages), but I was not paying attention this time (usually I chart everything) and this took us by surprise. It's a wonderful surprise, just unexpected (we have had over a decade of unexplained infertility issues).
My guess is that I am either around 11 weeks (with a med-light period last month) or around 7 weeks. I can feel my uterus in my belly and it seems pretty high to be the 7 week gestation, but it seems a little odd to have a period too. Can anyone help shed some light on this for me? Thanks so much for any help you can give.