Just wondering I'm 26 weeks pregnant so does that mean I've completed my 6th month and I'm not starting my 7th month .... so i'm 6 months and 2 weeks into my 7th month? Or i'm not 7 months until I've hit 28 weeks?
Oh boy....you're going to get as many different answers as you get responses, lol.
It's VERY confusing....but maybe this will help a bit. your last menstrual period is the start of week 1...... 42 weeks is the completion of 10 months....(yes pregnancy is actually 9 1/2 or 10 months, not 9!)
So a woman who is 37 weeks is finished with her 8th month of pregnancy, and beginning her 9th month. moving backward from there, a woman who is 32 weeks is finished with her 7th month and beginning her 8th month. a woman who is 27 weeks is finishing her 6th month and beginning her 7th.....and so on backward....some of the "months" have 4 weeks, some have 5..it's very confusing.
So I would say you're "6, almost 7 months"....and you will be 7 months until 32 weeks at which point you will be 8 months...until 37 weeks when you will be 9...etc.
To make it easier so you aren't confused….40 weeks of pregnancy, you are now 26 weeks pregnant which means 6 ½ months pregnant….when you reach 28 weeks pregnant consider it to be 7 months pregnant, when you get to 30 weeks pregnant you are 7 ½ months pregnant, when you are 32 weeks pregnant you are 8 months pregnant which gives you 8 weeks left of pregnancy…..when you get to 36 weeks you are considered 9 months pregnant, when you are 38 weeks you are 9 ½ months and when you reach 40 weeks you are obviously due…
Yesterday I ran into a friend and she's also expecting she asked how far along i was so i said 6 months and she said she was 7 months. WHen she asked for my due date I said Nov 13 and she said so I'm I, we are due the same day. That's where my confusion started lol
You were right..she's a LITTLE off...at 26 weeks you are finishing your 6th month, at 27 weeks you will begin your 7th month.
this is my 3rd baby so I've had lots of experience trying to sort it all out....it's really confusing because pregnancy is actually counted to 42 weeks, which is 10 months. the 9th month has 5 weeks in it, which is from 37-42.
I'm due April 2-5th-ish...not sure exactly when my LMP was, lol! I get a dating ultrasound on the 24th.
And it's always been a thorn in my side too..I usually just tell people how many weeks I am, not months, and they can figure it out for themselves, LOL...I guess I should say this is my 4th pregnancy, my first was a m/c at about 8-10 weeks...but 3rd child.
I'm guessing you already know what you're having??
My first was a little girl and I also lost my second baby (ectopic pregnancy) and my third was a little boy and this one we decided to wait and see what suprise we get on the special day. I thought it was going to be hard not knowing but its actually exciting =)
I don't know if they'll let me post a link here. I've tried before and it doesn't work. Maybe if I separate it out. You should check out days to go ******* (without the spaces and obviously without dot spelled out). Then click on the blue "pregnancy countdown calendar" link. You will put in your due date and it will tell you your time along in months, weeks and days and also your time left. I am pretty much the same as you. Due 11/11. So I'm also 26 weeks along and the site tells me I'm 6 months. :)
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