Figuring out precisely where you are in your pregnancy can be confusing. Continue reading for answers to the most common timing concerns. Then check out the chart listed below to see how the weeks, months, and trimesters of pregnancy line up with each other.
Why is my pregnancy counted from the start of my last period?
Medical professionals and midwives begin counting pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP) despite the fact that, obviously, you weren’t pregnant then.
The first day of your LMP is typically about two weeks prior to you ovulated and conceived your baby. We count from there since the majority of women have no idea exactly when they ovulated, but the majority of them do know when their last period started.
How is my due date calculated?
Your professional counts 280 days from the first day of your LMP to determine your due date. That’s precisely 40 weeks. Your due date is just a quote, nevertheless. Just 5 percent of infants are born on their due date.
How long is each trimester?
There’s no official meaning, but the trimesters are typically considered to be about three months each, according to iytmed.com. The 2nd trimester the day you turn 14 weeks pregnant. The 3rd begins the day you turn 28 weeks pregnant.
Does pregnancy actually last 9 months?
Obviously pregnancy is nine months long, right? Well, not precisely. For instance, if your LMP started on January 1, your due date would be October 8– or October 7 if it’s a leap year. So that’s more like 9 months and one week. (And it’s even longer if you pass by your due date.)
How can I tell how many months pregnant I am?
Discover the number of weeks pregnant you are on the chart below and scan back to see roughly the number of months pregnant you are.
Note that you’re not one month pregnant up until it’s been one month given that your LMP.
Isn’t really a month four weeks long?
Actually, the only month that’s four weeks (or 28 days) long is February– that is, when it’s not a leap year. All the others are either 30 or 31 days. So, on average a month is 30.4 days long– or 4.3 weeks.