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pregnancy months

How come people say pregnancy is 9 months when you should be pregnant for 40 weeks which is a total of 10 months?  Wouldn't it make more sence to say pregnancy is 10 months? Cause then when people ask you how many months you are and you say 5 theyre like oh you got 4 months left when its really 5.. Wouldn't it just be easier lol
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It depends on if you go by a four week calendar or a traditional calendar because most months are almost five weeks
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8196769 tn?1397670669
Because they use as the average woman not the true number which the average woman is pregnant for 9 months not 10 some.women give birth before or after that
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8399001 tn?1399031888
Not every month has 4 weeks, so they round it, it annoys me too. I went 41 weeks w my daughter got preggo end of jan, ad her end of nov, thats 10 months, just another thing to confuse people with and something for people to argue about lolol
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Well cause if you look at a calendar there are some months that have almost 5 weeks. Not every month is exactly 4 weeks cause that would make the months only 28 days long like the month of February instead of 30 and 31 days which is what most of the months out of the year are.
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8765505 tn?1399764936
Your pregnancy lasts nine months. ..

It only works out at ten LUNAR months because lunar months are counted as blocks of four weeks.
Where as some months have five weeks!  :)

9mths or ten its both forty weeks ;)
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7552771 tn?1469929649
Its 10 months if you doing be four. But there are not exactly 4 weeks a month. You can count it that way if its easier but it does make it sound longer. I do it by a different 9 month chart that a lot of doctors use. Its in my journals. But there is two ways to count your pregnancy. I prefer the 9 month chart it makes it seem faster.
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8765505 tn?1399764936
↑everyone replied together lol
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Ahhh I didn't think about that y'all are right... it just gets annoying having to explain it to every person that asks me how far along I am lol
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8399001 tn?1399031888
Crazyness ^^ lol!
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I know right^ lol I looked like wow maybe it was just me not being educated enough lol
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That's why when people ask me how far along I am, I always tell them how many weeks I am instead of months. It's easier for people to understand. So right now I'm 35 weeks or 8 months pregnant but next week I'll be 36 weeks and starting my 9th month of pregnancy.
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I do that now a well ^ :)
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8399001 tn?1399031888
I do that as well megmeg! And if you dont switch back and forth its also easier not to confuse yourself lol
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So true shaybay!! Lol
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