How accurate is your baby’s due date? What to know about when you’ll go into labor

 

Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve received two different due dates — one came from my very first ultrasound, when my baby was barely the size of a blueberry, the date that was then subsequently stamped on my record as “the” due date.

But then there was a second date, the one that showed up on my next couple of ultrasound scans. This date was a few days earlier. It’s also the date that I prefer, not only because I’m now 38 weeks pregnant and ready to get this baby out, but because it matched the date I’d calculated on my own using information I looked up.

But … which one should I believe? And how much does it really matter? After all, as many moms know, due dates are just educated guesses.

How are due dates calculated?

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