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Can you give me delivery date based on values in my report? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I'm in my 9th month of pregnancy
User:9th month started on 12th Feb
User:yesterday I'd done with the obs scan
User:if I tell you the values in the report, can you pls tell me how much days can I expect to go for my delivery
Doctor:The expected date of delivery is a rough date given based on some fetal parameters.
User:yes...that is the 19th March in my case
Doctor:They are not accurate in the final trimester.
Doctor:Your first trimester dates are more significant in knowing the expected date.
User:in my report, due date is not given but the weight and other parameters are given
Doctor:Do you mean your final report done recently did not contain the expected date?
User:that doesn't contain
User:there are like B.P.D, H.C, A.C etc
User:and weight of baby
User:reading these values, can you tell me the rough idea of expected days remaining
Doctor:These are the anthropometric measurements of the growing fetus.
Doctor:May I know the expected date specified in the first trimester scan.
User:that was 26th March
Doctor:Let me clarify your doubts now.
Doctor:Expected date of delivery is calculated based on number of parameters.
Doctor:Ultrasound parameters are used to calculate the EDD, however
Doctor:the accuracy of the date is more significant during the first trimester.
Doctor:I mean the values in your final semester report is not very useful to calculate the Expected date.
Doctor:And hence the final report did not contain the expected dates.
Doctor:So in simple terms, the rough date of 26th march, which was specified on your first scan holds good.
User:ok...but whatever is the EDD, that is the maximum date upto which my delivery can happen
User:but now in 9th month, on any day, delivery can go
Doctor:26th march is the rough date for your delivery to happen.
Doctor:It doesn't mean it would occur exactly on that day.
Doctor:It is normal to have delivery 4 weeks before or after this date.
Doctor:The latest technologies available in medical science cannot give you the exact dates.
User:yes...exactly, I'm asking for the rough idea of the actual day of delivery, means now it can happen in 1 week or 10 days or 15 days ...??
Doctor:The EDD will be 26th march plus minus 4 weeks.
Doctor:If delivery doesn't happen after 4 weeks past 26th march, then you need to go ahead with induced labor.
Doctor:Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for the query.
Doctor:*consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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