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scottish
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 3:15:45 AM
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Most conception and pregnancy research shows babies are conceived around two weeks before your next period would have been due - which is the same as saying conception begins two weeks after the start of your last normal period.



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thar
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 3:25:47 AM

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Your period is due in two weeks.
You conceive.

But, if you conceive, there is no period - it becomes hypothetical.

Your period would have been due in two weeks, if you hadn't become pregnant, in which case your next period is not due for a very long time!
Romany
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 5:29:09 AM
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But true that referring to one's last period is much clearer than talking about mystical periods that would have been, could have been...
thar
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 6:10:25 AM

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I agree, it seems a strange way to express things, but technically, that is the single cycle, isn't it. Egg fertility before loss.
It doesn't rely on your having had a previous period. (Or previous normal period, here, so I think this might be in the context of abnormal or absent menstruation? )
But not very useful, because in that case, surely the next due date isn't known anyway?
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 6:18:01 AM
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Bingo!
thar
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 6:43:09 AM

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Also, this may be the way to calculate the conception date and hence predict due date, (regardless of the length of a particular woman's cycle)

but if it were true, as this bald statement attests, then the rhythm method would work 100% and the Pope wouldn't have to get so upset about birth control! Whistle
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