How do you count your pregnancy in months?? Cuz 40 weeks is 10 months not 9??

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Alexandria - posted on 02/22/2010

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according to what to expect when you're expecting

1st month= weeks 1-4

2nd month= weeks 5-8

3rd month= weeks 9-13

4th month= weeks 14-17

5th month= weeks 18-22

6th month= weeks 23-27

7th month= weeks 28-31

8th month= weeks 32-35

9th month= weeks 36-40

Hope this helps :)

Kayla Marie - posted on 12/19/2013

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my due date is june 10th im either 15 or 16 weeks pregnant im not for sure (first time preg.) i need help im confused am i three months or 4 months pregnant some one pppppllllleeeeaaasssssseeeee help me i need it big time!! i do know that i will be able to find out if im having a boy or girl hopefully by the end of december if not sometime in january or early feb. not for sure!!!!

Bri - posted on 02/23/2010

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pERsonally, I go by the weeks & you are right!!! I've tried explaining this to ppl and some get it, others don't.. we ARE pregnant for 10 months not 9.. It takes like two weeks to even get to egg... In some pregnancy books, the drs even refer to us as being 2wks ahead of baby... (For example, I am 26wks this week, but it says the FETUS is only 24wks).. I hope this was helpful

Jessica - posted on 02/23/2010

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when i remember what week i am i use that but i know that i got preg around the 6th of june so every 6th of the month i know im another month preggo

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Lavender - posted on 12/20/2013

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I generally answer with how many weeks I am along. If I use months - I personally count the months since conception. Aka I'm 23 weeks or 5 months.

You can also count ever 4 weeks as a month and explain that to people. It's really up to you :)

Sandra - posted on 07/24/2013

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Is the 9th month by the end of week 35 ? Or the end of 36 ? Thx :)

Tabatha - posted on 02/24/2010

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i go by weeks its much easier that way i am 18 weeks so that would be 4 1/2 months

Dawna - posted on 02/24/2010

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you really are pregnant for nine months. no month is perfectly 28 days. the way to calculate your due date is to add 7 days and subtract three months from the last day of your last period. i count the weeks, but if somebody asks me how many months i am, i just look in my "what to expect when you're expecting" book and it tells me what month i am in. i am 26 weeks, so im in my sixth month.♥

Bennika - posted on 02/24/2010

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Pregnancy is 9 months because always remember the only month that has 28 days is Feb all others are 30 or 31

Robin - posted on 02/23/2010

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at the end of 40 weeks is actually the begining of ten months. so u have just finished your ninth month. I guess if u go past 40 weeks then u would be 10 months!!! now i might be confused!!lol

Megan - posted on 02/23/2010

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I usually just go by weeks, as of today I am 32 wks. But when anybody asks how many months that is I count back from the due date. Mine is April 20 so that puts me in my 8th month now. Some people count their months when they start a new month and some people count it at the end of the month. It is usually easier to keep track of if you have a reference point every month; your doctors appointment, the date your due, or any other day that is easy to remember. At 30 wks it will get easier cause then you start going to the doctor every 2 wks and then your in the final stretch so your counting down the weeks anyways!!

Good luck and enjoy it!

Jess - posted on 02/23/2010

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i get really confussed with this as well and always have trouble convertingt it, no one ever told me that it was 10 not 9.
i totyaly understand ur confussion. i suggest stick with weeks,
i keep a tally on my calendar so i alwaaays know and dont have to work it out, cause working it out is just confussing

Amber - posted on 02/23/2010

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I am just using how many weeks I am pregnant cause it doesn't make sense to me either, but if I wanted to count months, I would count back from my due date, for me is the 22nd, so the 22nd of each month for me would be how I would actually count the months, kind of like your birthday or how you count how old your baby will be, it will be by the day of the month that they were born. So I am 19 weeks but I only count 4 months because I am due July 22nd. That is how I do it... Plus we have 52 weeks in 12 months so that is where it doesn't match up either, months just don't have exactly 28 days (4 Weeks) except February most months have 2 or 3 more days than that.

Jamie-Lee - posted on 02/22/2010

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you also have to remember that they count it from your LAST period.. so if you have a 'regular' 28 day cycle.. you don't actually fall pregnant until you ovulate 14 days after your last period. So there is 2 weeks that you aren't pregnant. Who knows why they do that though!!

Katie - posted on 02/22/2010

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Ok well there is never a month with exactly 28 days except feb. so yes week wise it equals 10 months but not on a physical calender

Nicole - posted on 02/22/2010

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Its really 9 months you are pregnant if you look at a calandar monyh it's 4 full weeks and a few extra days. Those extra days make up the extra weeks making it 40 and not 36 .

JoAnn - posted on 02/22/2010

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Believe me, it goes EXTREMELY fast!!! I don't know where the time has gone, but the last 7 weeks is dragging on!!! I guess it's because she is getting so big that I just want her to be out already!!! lol. Thank you, and if you need anything, just ask!

Ashley - posted on 02/22/2010

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it does help... i guess ill just stick to weeks cant go wrong with that!! lol and congrats you dont have alot of time to go! im only 15 weeks i got forever still!

JoAnn - posted on 02/22/2010

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I am 34 weeeks pregnant, and if I count my weeks into months using 4 weeks being a month, then I am 8.5 months pregnant. However, according to a calendar, I am right at 8 months. Hopefully that helps. I usually just stick to weeks... It makes the countdown easier!!!

Stevie - posted on 02/22/2010

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You are actually pregnant for 10 months. Too bad they don't teach us that in school huh lol. I think they say 9 months because 37 weeks is full term and that's about 9.5 months. Also when you think about it you are only ever 9 months pregnant because they don't let you go past 10 months so that's why you never hear anyone say "I'm 10 months pregnant" I just count the months as 4 weeks so for example I'm 30 weeks or 7.5 months pregnant, some women count certain months in the pregnancy as 5 or even 6 weeks but that's just not accurate in my opinion, hope this helps :)

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