This can be an upsetting topic, but after passing a pregnancy test and facing so much uncertainty about my future I just wanted something to make me feel a little more... in control. For me, that's statistics. So based on some human embryo survival rates - overall and at 6, 8, and 10 weeks, I did some curve matching to calculate the risk of miscarriage at each day of an early pregnancy. The data here is based on a study of 600 women who were tested daily for pregnancy while trying to conceive, so early pregnancies were all evaluated for survival rate. The numbers are an estimate, but they're something.
The following dates are based on an estimated LMP of February 20th, 2019.
|Date||Progress||Overall probability of miscarriage|
|Wednesday March 13th, 2019||3W, 0D||33%|
|Thursday March 14th, 2019||3W, 1D||32.9%|
|Friday March 15th, 2019||3W, 2D||32.6%|
|Saturday March 16th, 2019||3W, 3D||32%|
|Sunday March 17th, 2019||3W, 4D||31.3%|
|Monday March 18th, 2019||3W, 5D||30.3%|
|Tuesday March 19th, 2019||3W, 6D||29.2%|
|Wednesday March 20th, 2019||4W, 0D||28%|
|Thursday March 21st, 2019||4W, 1D||26.6%|
|Friday March 22nd, 2019||4W, 2D||25.2%|
|Saturday March 23rd, 2019||4W, 3D||23.6%|
|Sunday March 24th, 2019||4W, 4D||22.1%|
|Monday March 25th, 2019||4W, 5D||20.5%|
|Tuesday March 26th, 2019||4W, 6D||18.9%|
|Wednesday March 27th, 2019||5W, 0D||17.3%|
|Thursday March 28th, 2019||5W, 1D||15.8%|
|Friday March 29th, 2019||5W, 2D||14.4%|
|Saturday March 30th, 2019||5W, 3D||13%|
|Sunday March 31st, 2019||5W, 4D||11.7%|
|Monday April 1st, 2019||5W, 5D||10.5%|
|Tuesday April 2nd, 2019||5W, 6D||9.4%|
|Wednesday April 3rd, 2019||6W, 0D||8.4%|
|Thursday April 4th, 2019||6W, 1D||7.5%|
|Friday April 5th, 2019||6W, 2D||6.6%|
|Saturday April 6th, 2019||6W, 3D||5.9%|
|Sunday April 7th, 2019||6W, 4D||5.3%|
|Monday April 8th, 2019||6W, 5D||4.7%|
|Tuesday April 9th, 2019||6W, 6D||4.3%|
|Wednesday April 10th, 2019||7W, 0D||3.9%|
|Thursday April 11th, 2019||7W, 1D||3.5%|
|Friday April 12th, 2019||7W, 2D||3.2%|
|Saturday April 13th, 2019||7W, 3D||3%|
|Sunday April 14th, 2019||7W, 4D||2.8%|
|Monday April 15th, 2019||7W, 5D||2.6%|
|Tuesday April 16th, 2019||7W, 6D||2.5%|
|Wednesday April 17th, 2019||8W, 0D||2.4%|
|Thursday April 18th, 2019||8W, 1D||2.3%|
|Friday April 19th, 2019||8W, 2D||2.2%|
|Saturday April 20th, 2019||8W, 3D||2.2%|
|Sunday April 21st, 2019||8W, 4D||2.1%|
|Monday April 22nd, 2019||8W, 5D||2.1%|
|Tuesday April 23rd, 2019||8W, 6D||2.1%|
|Wednesday April 24th, 2019||9W, 0D||2.1%|
|Thursday April 25th, 2019||9W, 1D||2%|
|Friday April 26th, 2019||9W, 2D||2%|
|Saturday April 27th, 2019||9W, 3D||2%|
|Sunday April 28th, 2019||9W, 4D||2%|
|Monday April 29th, 2019||9W, 5D||2%|
|Tuesday April 30th, 2019||9W, 6D||2%|
|Wednesday May 1st, 2019||10W, 0D||2%|
|Thursday May 2nd, 2019||10W, 1D||2%|
|Friday May 3rd, 2019||10W, 2D||2%|
|Saturday May 4th, 2019||10W, 3D||2%|
|Sunday May 5th, 2019||10W, 4D||2%|
|Monday May 6th, 2019||10W, 5D||2%|
|Tuesday May 7th, 2019||10W, 6D||2%|
|Wednesday May 8th, 2019||11W, 0D||2%|
|Thursday May 9th, 2019||11W, 1D||2%|
|Friday May 10th, 2019||11W, 2D||2%|
|Saturday May 11th, 2019||11W, 3D||2%|
|Sunday May 12th, 2019||11W, 4D||2%|
|Monday May 13th, 2019||11W, 5D||2%|
|Tuesday May 14th, 2019||11W, 6D||2%|
|Wednesday May 15th, 2019||12W, 0D||2%|
|Thursday May 16th, 2019||12W, 1D||2%|
|Friday May 17th, 2019||12W, 2D||2%|
|Saturday May 18th, 2019||12W, 3D||2%|
|Sunday May 19th, 2019||12W, 4D||2%|
|Monday May 20th, 2019||12W, 5D||2%|
|Tuesday May 21st, 2019||12W, 6D||2%|
All numbers are estimates. If you have better research, drop me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).I used information from two studies to make my assumptions: Wilcox AJ, Baird DD, Weinberg CR (1999). "Time of implantation of the conceptus and loss of pregnancy." and Wang X, Chen C, Wang L, Chen D, Guang W, French J (2003). "Conception, early pregnancy loss, and time to clinical pregnancy: a population-based prospective study.". I was not able to obtain full access to the second one, but based on citations I believe I had the numbers I needed for this.
The studies analyzed women who were trying to conceive for the first time.
There is a page of good studies here: https://sites.google.com/site/miscarriageresearch/miscarriage-general that compares risks based on age, whether you've heard a heartbeat, previous miscarriage, and hosts of other factors.
Charts are generated by flot.
Sonic, I like the way you described the sound a letter makes.
I asked a few early elementary school teachers I know this same question and wanted to share a bit of what they had to say.
They recommended starting with consonant-vowel-consonant words (CVC) with short vowel sounds, and focus on rhyming families (i.e. bat, cat, fat) and even including first consonant changes that don't make real words, like 'gat'. Then later introduce CVC with last letter changes (i.e. bad, bar, bat). They said we could try sight words at the same time and told me to do a search for the Fry sight word list.
After those CVC words aren't a problem, it was suggested to start adding an 'e' at the end of CVC words to change the vowel sound, an the meaning of the words, so introducing long vowels (i.e. cap->cape). Then after all that, we can start adding two consonants together and two vowels together. From there maybe come up with homonyms together, which can be a great way to introduce silent letters (i.e. new, knew).
I would say its very important, because what you learn shapes and molds yours views that make you who you are.
Aum, my partner and I were just discussing this. He was surprised by my taking the hard line that stopping BC or poking holes in condoms or something like that is rape, making the woman a rapist. Which should result in jail time, so she should lose custody, which should go to the father and now he has the choice of keeping the baby or putting them up for adoption.
It's unfortunate that you can't prove such a thing, but hopefully if it was actually taken seriously women would be less likely to do it because it would at least be explicitly called rape.
I understand how the justice system and the family courts would look at it. They see it as the man's sperm made it to the egg so somehow he wasn't protecting himself, he made the choice, yada yada. There's no way to prove that the woman was manipulative, withdrew BC, or "poked holes in the condom" (I think that's unheard of, but anyway).
I topped baby off tonight. He straight up drank 7 ounces of formula after his prunes. If he's an infiltrator, he's eating well for it.
I am still dealing with the fact that your 11 year old is an actual 11 year old.
My father-in-law spends a lot of time with the kid, mostly by choice. I sometimes wish we had more of a schedule, because at the moment, naps and bedtime are the only semi-guaranteed breaks for anyone. My spouse and father-in-law both work from home free-lance, so they don't actually have a schedule for when they need to be left alone, but at least my father-in-law has more warning with jobs scheduled out in advance.
I'm sorry for your loss. Ectopic pregnancies are scary, and I would like to go punch that first doctor in the face for you.
PPD is awful too.
You can continue discussing with him the difference of a boy and a girl. Have him socialize too with the same gender. There's nothing wrong if you have go with opposite sex as long as he understands what/who he is.
So do you feel hanging out with the opposite gender at a young age can confuse a person's gender identity?
If a boy who has a penis asks if he's a boy and you don't just say yes, then that's straight up lunacy.
What he decides to do with that boyhood or how he dresses is up to him. But if you're born with a penis you're a boy.
Making it airy fairy when, statistically, scientifically, less than 1% of 1% of children born have true gender dysphoria, is immoral and wrong. It's also a sign of our troubled times.
This is just my anecdotal experience but...
I have experienced bullying based on simply engaging in normal children's play with girls. Insults were attacks on both me and the girls. But I NEVER questioned my gender as a male. So if a child asks me if he's a boy and was identified biologically as one, I am going to question what influences are on the child before I answer.