Dating my pregnancy
Your baby doesn't have a calendar, however, so it is no surprise that less than 10 percent of babies actually arrive on the date they are due.
For the other 90 percent of pregnant women, what does your due date really mean?
They’d come to every doctor appointment and had even gone so far as to help me choose my donor, though I was technically having a baby alone—I would be a single mom by choice. Starving already, I was off to enjoy a triumphant falafel. The first thing every guy wanted to know about was my relationship with the baby daddy. I found myself endlessly explaining my choices to guys I didn’t even want to go out with anymore. He called me sneaky for not disclosing my pregnancy right away.
Hands trembling, I called my parents and sister, who cried with joy. I decided that after a couple of minutes of banter, I’d tell them I was expecting. This is where I learned something crucial about life: rejection is best served with ice cream.
So while many health-care providers keep giving ultrasounds to reassess a woman's due date throughout her pregnancy, the date is actually becoming less accurate as time goes by.
In fact, there's really no need for a sonogram to determine a due date unless you don't know the date of your last period.
One of the many reasons that I initially felt this was the right decision for me was that I wanted to relax a little when it came to the pursuit of romance.