September 2013 Moms

Pregnancy months

Clearly I always know how many weeks pregnant I am. When people ask, they're usually looking for months instead of weeks. So would 6 months be 3 months back from your due date? Or do you say 6 months at 24 weeks? This isn't really important, just curious.
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  • I do months by counting back from my due date.
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  • NNGnomeNNGnome
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    There are 4 1/2 weeks in each month, not 4, I never understood the confusion. I am due on Sept 17th, so on May 17th I will be 5 months pregnant.

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    I always try to figure that out too! Most of the time only women who have been pregnant before understand what it means when you tell them in weeks. So I say that since I'm due at the end of September I am 4.5 or 5 months pregnant because it's just easier to count back from your due date, I think. I'd just pick a month, haha, they won't know any different. Smile
  • I take the number of weeks I am and divide by 4. That's close enough to me. Or I take my due date and count back if its close enough to a 20th because I am due on September 20th.
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    I do months by counting back from my due date.


    This. My weeks and months fall on very different dates. I will be 20 weeks tomorrow on the 12th. I am not 5 months until May 29th.
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  • jeb2013jeb2013
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    I count til how many months until I am due. I am 23 weeks right now due sept. 5 and I have been telling people I am due in 4 months. So I'm 5 months pregnant. Because many people think ur pregnant for 9 Months they seem to be confused when I say 10 months....
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  • I just tell people my due date, lol
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    I use this as my guideline for the weeks/months/trimesters stuff

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregnancy 

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    When I tell others I just divide the weeks by 4. But for my count I use my due date. So to a stranger I say 5 months. But I am thinking 4 and a half.
  • I get confused about this too and it's my fourth. I do know that we are technically pregnant for 10 months not 9.
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  • I copied the wiki pic in the link from pp and pasted below. 

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  • I count by months so 5 months pregnant right now. OR I count by weeks 20 weeks. I don't convert between the two.
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    I copied the wiki pic in the link from pp and pasted below. 

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    Thanks... I am not savvy enough to do that  =) 

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    I copied the wiki pic in the link from pp and pasted below.nbsp;

    Yay thanks! This is very helpful. Interesting to see that everyone has a different thought on this!
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    I just tell people my due date, lol

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    At 24 weeks you are 5 months, not 6.  You just started the 6th month of the pregnancy, but you have been pregnant (completed) 5 months, if that makes sense.

    It's roughly 4.5 weeks/month and 40 weeks is the end of the 9th month.  If you go over 40 weeks, you are 9 months and however many extra weeks pregnant, not 10 months (unless you get to 44-45 weeks and still haven't been induced).  It's the same as counting your own age - you count the months completed, not the month you are starting.

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    I get confused about this too and it's my fourth. I do know that we are technically pregnant for 10 months not 9.

     Not true.  I ovulated around December 15 and my DD is September 10th.  So technically a few days shy of 9 months.  If you count your LMP, when you technically aren't pregnant yet, you get nine months and a few days.  In my case it would be 9 months and 4 days.

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    To those thinking you're pregnant for 10 months, count the months from your LMP.  It's 9 months plus ~6 days (depending on what months are in between).  The only month with only 4 weeks is February.

    I think the easiest way is just to count back from your due date.


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  • I'm 5 months pregnant. People who have never been pregnant don't like to be told how far along you are in weeks, just months,  so in Jan we were 1 month, fFeb 2 months, etc.
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  • I do it by counting how many weeks I am.

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  • meh...sometimes I tell them using the calendar months, sometimes I use the 4 weeks = one month rule.

     The truth is, it really doesn't matter what you tell them, no one is going to mark it down on a calendar and hold you to it.  They really just want an estimate.  If they are that serious, they ask for the due date.

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  • This website has a chart that I find helpful.

    http://www.baby2see.com/development/index.html

    If you just divide your weeks by 4 you end up being pregnant for 10 mo instead of 9 1/2. 

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  • image AnjaO:
    To those thinking you're pregnant for 10 months, count the months from your LMP. nbsp;It's 9 months plus 6 days depending on what months are in between. nbsp;The only month with only 4 weeks is February.I think the easiest way is just to count back from your due date.


    Thank you! It kills me web people say pregnancy is really 10 months. I just had this thought today RE: my lmp and my EDD
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