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Apr 03, 2011 - 15 comments

1-4 weeks= First Month

5-8 weeks= Second Month

9-12 weeks= Third Month

13-16 weeks=Fourth Month

17-20 weeks=Fifth Month

21-24 weeks= Sixth Month

25-28 weeks= Seventh Month

29-32 weeks=Eighth Month

33-36 weeks= Ninth Month

37-40 weeks= Tenth Month

SOOO going by this I am 7 months pregnant....woohoo...

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by aowens, Apr 03, 2011
also
First Trimester= 1-12 weeks

Second Trimester= 13-27 weeks

Third Trimester= 28 weeks to BIRTH

Woohoo I cant wait...and Im sorry but Im very bored on Sundays at work...lol

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by krichar, Apr 03, 2011
Hahaha! I am still not comfortable saying "7 months" at 25 weeks... I will just tell the weeks I am and let people figure it out... Lol!!! We are getting so close now, I can almost taste it! Well it ls a little hard over the stomach acid but its there... Lol!!!

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by aowens, Apr 03, 2011
I love saying 7 months...lol... We are almost there girl..I hear ya about the acid reflux..I bought choked to death yesterday lol...

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by MrsWoods, Apr 03, 2011
Sound correct to me. I am turning 27 weeks and just been saying I am 6 1/2 months.. As long as I get to 37 weeks I am A okay...lol Come on June so ready to meet my little one!!!!!

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by aowens, Apr 04, 2011
This looks better to me....

The three basic ways to calculate trimesters  
There are basically three ways of dividing up a pregnancy into the three trimesters; they are by:
Development,   Gestation,   Conception. They give different dates for when the second trimester begins and for when the third trimester begins. Your health care provider might prefer to use the Development method, while another Midwife or Doctor may use the Gestation method.
I am sure they do that just to confuse pregnant women.  
by Development:
This uses actual developmental stages to divide up a pregnancy. From LMP to 12 weeks the embryo develops all the major organs and becomes a fetus. From 12 weeks to 27 weeks the fetus continues developing and reaches viability. From 27 weeks on the fetus finishes development and prepares for delivery. Here the second trimester begins at 12w 0d and the third at 27w 0d.
by Gestation:
With this method you take the 40 weeks of gestation and divide by three. Here the second trimester begins at 13w 3d and the third at 26w 6d.
by Conception:
This method is where you take the 38 weeks of post conception development, divide by three, and add two weeks. Here the second trimester begins at 14w 5d and the third at 27w 3d.


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and this too...I am starting to get this LMAO



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
Week 1 till end of week 13 Begin week 14 till end week 26 Begin week 27 till Birth


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by krichar, Apr 04, 2011
At the all the dr.'s offices and clinics where I live, they hand out a book called "from here through maternity" it is the end all and be all of resource books. It goes through EVERYTHING, from development during pregnancy to after, whatto do what not to do, eating, all screening tests and what to do when baby is home! This book says 1st trimester goes to the end of week 12, 2nd trimester goes to the end of week 28 and 3rd trimester goes to the end if week 40.

So at least all the doctors in my area are all on the same page. Also... If anythin goes wrong ( even a broken arm) after week 22 we go straight to labor and delivery. No more emergency rooms!

Good journal! It is interesting to read all the different methods... It would be nice if they were all on the same page to make it less confussing for all of us. Our brains are a little scrambled from the hormones as it is... Lol!!!

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by aowens, Apr 04, 2011
I hear ya girl...Only thing I KNOW for sure is I have 97 days left which is 13.85 weeks or 3.22 months LOL....OR if the induce at 38 weeks like they are talkin about..I have 86 days or 12.28 Weeks OR 2.85 months LOL..

This is all I KNOW FOR SURE>>>

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by tschock, Apr 04, 2011
So if you're 4 weeks, 4 days you are still only in the first month?
Or is the day after considered the start of the 5th week/second month? lol
Why does the new week start at the end of that week instead of at the start?
For example:  1  2  3  4   5   6   7
                     8 9 10 11 12 13 14
                   15 16 17 18 19 20 21
                    22 23 24 25 26 27 28
                    29 30 31 1 2 3 4

My test says I'm 4 weeks and 4 days. So the 28th would be the end of the 4th week...which means that I'm technically in my 5th week/ second month ( end of 5th week)...yet up top it states that I'm still in the 4th week and first month...ugh!!
I am not considered to be in my second month until the end of the second month?

*pulls out more hair*


                    

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by krichar, Apr 04, 2011
I would say at 4w4d you are still in month one. 2nd month wouldn't start till 5weeks....most websites mean till the end of that week...

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by aowens, Apr 04, 2011
Right because you havent FINISHED your first month...Keep in mind that some months have more than 4 weeks..so if you divide a month by 4.33 you get a more accurate number

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by logigirl, Apr 04, 2011
geez, why does this have to be so complicated?
I'd like to think at 26 weeks i'm 7 months, but all the "more expericenced with pregnancy" women in my family are always correcting me saying 26 weeks is 6 months 2 weeks....  according to them i'm not 7 months until i have COMPLETED the seventh month :(

All i can say is i am totally having mixed feeling about this pregnancy. Part of me CANT WAIT to meet her. Then again, i think im going to miss feeling her inside of me and moving around (falling in love with the kicks).

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by aowens, Apr 05, 2011
You can say you are IN your 7th month... ;) and I hear ya there...I dont know how I will act not being able to feel her flipping and turning in there

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by momLLVN, Apr 08, 2011
This is my fourth pregnancy and it was confusing the counting but your months are 4 weeks at a time and you don't move to the next month until you complete a month. your not 7 months until your 28 weeks 7 times 4 += 28

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by aowens, Apr 08, 2011
This is my fourth as well...and according to my Dr today I am IN my 7th month

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by krichar, Apr 09, 2011
I kind of agree with momllvn... Because if you had your baby at 41 weeks or even 40w1d you are NOT 11 months pregnant, that just seems wrong... And they way the chart goes that is what it would be!

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