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Counting weeks in pregnancy

I just want to say that ignorance is bliss. Before pregnancy I was so oblivious to things. I would have thought that during pregnancy there was 4 weeks in a month but clearly its not. It amazes me that 4x10 is 40 but a full term baby is 40 weeks at 9 months. I googled it the other day because someone was on here saying "Im 27 weeks, how many months am I"? Im thinking, 27 weeks is clearly 6months3 weeks, duhhh.  Why didnt she just divide 4 into 27, so I googled it and sure enough 27 weeks is 7 months.Im so silly for thinking I know everything.
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2075786 tn?1342912358
Lol...it confuses me also! But im just gonna keep counting by 4's because if not I will def. Overthink it!
2216055 tn?1349385905
Yea I understand that. I took a screenshot of the weeks and how they go, sovi have something to refer back to every now and then.
1194973 tn?1385507504
Yup, you're pregnant for 9 calendar months or 10 months with 4 week intervals. It's great how they do it.
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I'm so confused.... Ah please don't judge...:)
1194973 tn?1385507504
Which part confuses you? And no one will judge, it can be difficult to understand :)
2216055 tn?1349385905
@cyncyn no ones judging you huuny. It can be quite confusing. trust me, Im still a little confused but like I said I reference back to my pregnany chart. You can google it too if u are confused. But what exactly are u confused about?
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Well when I hear 27 weeks I hear 6mo. 3 wks  I'm confused on how it would be 7mo.
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And to me 40  wks is 10mo.
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lol thank goodness im not the only one ....lol this is why i like this forum
1999115 tn?1332268924
I just divide by 4, less confusing to me and makes more sense in my opinion lol. but that's just me.
1194973 tn?1385507504
Just depends on how they're calculating it. A calendar has 30-31 days, so if you only use that it won't be the same as someone who is counting weeks using a 4 week intervel. In the end it all translates to the same amount of time.
2083571 tn?1339485052
4 weeks is only 28 days, there are more than 28 days in each month, therefore there are more than 4 weeks in a month.
2216055 tn?1349385905
       Your First Trimester:
1st Month = Weeks 1,2,3,4  
2nd Month = Weeks 5,6,7,8  
3rd Month = Weeks 9,10,11,12,13
Your Second Trimester:
4th Month = Wks 14,15,16,17
5th Month = Wks 18,19,20,21
6th Month = Wks 22,23,24,25,26
        Your Third Trimester:
7th Month = Wks 27,28,29,30
8th Month = Wks 31,32,33,34,35
9th Month = Wks 36,37,38,39,40
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