(Closed) So, how far along am I?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

You simply add two weeks to how many weeks pregnant you truly are. So if you are two weeks pregnant since ovulation, you are really 4 weeks. This is because they go by the first day of your last period, not ovulation. Gestation is 40 weeks, so if you are 5 weeks, then you have 35 left to go! Does that make any sense?

Congrats on your pregnancy!!! Hope you have a healthy and happy pregnancy!

Post # 4
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@DaneLady:  Before you have an ultrasound, they usually go by your LMP. After a dating ultrasound is done, that gives you a more accurate EDD. Have they scheduled an ultrasound yet?

Post # 5
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Jenn23:  You beat me to it!

OP – even though they do “dating” kind of funny, you’d be 5 weeks along and due about 35 weeks from now.

Anyone know why they date pregnancies that way?  It has always seemed so odd that they include two weeks of “pregnancy” before you’ve ever even ovulated!

Post # 7
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010


5 weeks pregnant, and the baby is 3 weeks. It goes by the life of the egg.


Post # 8
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No idea, but I had to pop in to do a little happy dance!!! Congrats! πŸ˜€

Post # 9
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

They will give you your actual due date after the first ultrasound and it might be different from 4/5/13, depending on the gestational age of your baby.  I’d just tell family “some time in early April” if they ask.

And, congrats, of course! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Your EDD will most likely change a few times over the course of the pregnancy.  The fist calculation is always based on the first day of your last period (that is considered the first day of your cycle.)  A gestational period (i.e. a pregnancy) is based on the length of that entire cycle, not the age of the baby since actual conception.  You EDD will probably change each time you have an ultrasound and they do measurements to see how quickly the baby is developing.  Congrats!

P.S. Using this method a pregnancy is actually closer to 10 months rather than the 9 months we actually count.

Post # 12
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Mrs.KMM:  i’ve read that they measure it that way because most people know when their last period was, but not when they ovulated.

Post # 13
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@BirdofaFeather:  Agree.  Before people knew enough about ovulation, they justbased the Tim g off the first day if the last period because that was knowable!

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