Posted by: Father-2-be | 2011/10/10

Pregnancy period

The gynae first said that she will give birth on the 20th of March next year. A month later she scan machine said 14th of March and now (1.5 month later) the scan says 3rd of March. How accurate are this machine in predicting the due date of birth. How can i know accurately when she fell pregnant? if the machines have deficiency how out can it be in terms of weeks?

Please advice.

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2011/10/15

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Posted by: Me | 2011/10/12

The scans are not 100% accurate. It does change from one scan to another due to the different rate at which babies grow. But the first date should be the most accurate. If you are doubtful whether you are the father, rather wait until the baby is born and have a paternity test done. To question fatherhood now is risky as it might alienate your partner and destroy any hopes of a relationship. If you have sex, whether contraception is used, there is always a chance of pregnancy. Rather enjoy every second minute of this miracle that is growing inside your partner''s belly. Best of luck.

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